Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11 a.m.
She's the administrative coordinator at Costa Mesa's Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
, which serves about 350 people a day, she says (they serve from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. on weekends).
"We serve food to people who aren't just homeless, but who are also down on their times," Weaver said.
The volunteer-driven nonprofit, which also offers tutoring for kindergarteners through third-graders, is getting swanky Saturday night. Tickets to Someone Cares' 25th anniversary gala sold for $135 a pop; all of the available 110 tickets sold, Weaver said.
She said that type of community involvement is what's helped them thrive for a quarter of a century.
"The event is called 'Dreams Come True' and it's about having 25 years of support from our community, a grassroots people."
Some local bigwigs, like former Newport Beach Mayor Evelyn Hart
, who serves on Someone Cares' advisory board, are scheduled to attend.