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Plan and Play
One Metro West’s first Plan and Play competition was created to inspire a collaborative community housing plan, by Costa Mesa students. Students were tasked with building a creative, out-of-the-box housing plan for our City—using IKEA materials and tools, progressing over three phases. Check out the competition here
Neighborhood Block Party
One Metro West hosted a Neighborhood Block Party, to reintroduce the neighbors to the apartment community North of the 405, and build the neighborhood together. A fun Friday lunch and live music, enjoying the SOCO and The OC Mix Farm Stands. Gift bags with printed packets, and rendering boards of the One Metro West build.
The IKEA Project
One Metro West supported IKEA and Trellis community agencies and local food banks during a drive- through giveaway, where 1,200 low-income families received emergency food boxes filled with essential staples such as rice, beans, pasta and fresh produce. Hundreds of cars lined up in IKEA Costa Mesa’s parking lot for the distribution, where many needy families received relief. Read the article in the Daily Pilot.
Giving Thanks! Thanksgiving In a Box
One Metro West hosted a Happy Thanksgiving by distributing 228 Sysco turkeys and 52 Avila’s Ranchito sides to both Costa Mesa and Tustin families. Turkeys and sides were personally packaged and delivered, working with local legacy restaurants, to serve a fabulous feast. Sysco turkeys and Avila’s El Ranchito sides came together to deliver delicious holiday dishes, cooked with culture and care.
Trunk O ’Treat Halloween Drive-Through
This past October, we joined Power of One Foundation (POOF) and IKEA Costa Mesa to bring a socially distanced Halloween fun during our first drive through Trunk O ’Treat. Attendees drove through the line of “Tricks and Treats”, each receiving a treat bag filled with goodies for children, and a box of food for their family provided by POOF, an organization on a mission to feed 1.6 million people in Orange County from April to December 2020.
Love Costa Mesa Day
In April 2018, we joined hundreds of volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to show Costa Mesa some love during the “Love Costa Mesa” community service event. “Love Costa Mesa” brought together hundreds of people for project ranging from painting and cleaning to writing thank-you notes to city employees. Trellis—a group of area churches focused on collaborative solutions to pressing local issues such as homelessness—organized this service day as part of the wider “Love Out Cities” campaign.
Community Outreach Log
To date, we have held multiple one-on-one meetings, had coffees, went for bikes and walks, and hosted a series of big and small events connecting us with thousands of Costa Mesa residents and neighbors. Read about all of our efforts.