As part of the SSIO’s global initiative to adopt 95 communities, the SSIO of the Pacific Southwest region of the USA took care of needy school children and their families in Santa Ana, California, starting in 2014. In response to a request from a school counsellor in the Santa Ana School District, SSIO volunteers distributed shoes, eyeglasses, shampoo to treat lice, and other items, thus enabling the children to attend school regularly. The project has evolved over the years and currently, volunteers provide staple grains and groceries every month to 100 needy families identified by the Santa Ana School District. Sometimes, this provides meals to children who would otherwise go to school hungry. During 2018, the SSIO of Southern California donated about 125 pairs of shoes and 200 containers of lice shampoo as well as mattresses.