It was the gift of love on Valentine’s Day for the staff and volunteers at Santa Ana’s Orange County Therapeutic Arts Center.
The arts organization, which aims to transform at-risk youth and families, received a special gift — a donation worth about $125,000 in tables, chairs, tents, bounce houses, bar counters, lights and canopies — for the nonprofit’s fundraisers.
A party rental company in Newport Beach that was going out of business called the center in early February to ask if the organization could benefit from using the equipment.
“I was jumping up and down in joy,” said Ana Jimenez-Hami, founder and executive director of the therapeutic arts center. “We were so limited, and we’d spent months looking for donations. We’re so excited.”