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Charity Spotlight

OC Community Foundation Helps Raise Nearly $ 400K to Support Boys and Girls Clubs in OC

By NB Indy Staff
On August 24 , the Newport Beachbased Orange County Community Foundation ( OCCF ) hosted Greatness Amplified – a collaborative online Giving Day to support 12 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Orange County , including the Boys & Girls Club of Newport Beach , part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast .
OCCF announced that 458 donors contributed $ 396,342 to participating Clubs to support their vital missions on behalf of Orange County youth .
Boys & Girls Clubs empower youth to excel in school and positively contribute to their communities through engaging programs focused on academics , health , and leadership .
Clubs participating in OCCF ’ s Greatness Amplified Giving Day will utilize contributions received to support initiatives helping students improve academic , vocational and life skills , develop healthy relationships , and cultivate a commitment to lifelong learning and service .
“ We thank the Orange County
Kids from the Boys and Girls Club
community for their support of local Boys & Girls Clubs that serve as much-needed allies for our youth ,” said Shelley Hoss , president and CEO of the Orange County Community Foundation . “ OCCF is proud to host Greatness Amplified to ensure that every young person feels empowered to succeed and reach their full potential .”
Greatness Amplified is part of OCCF ’ s iheartOC Collaborative Giving Days , an annual initiative that designates cause-specific giving days focused on critical community issues . The online giving model matches OC nonprofits with shared missions – from homelessness and workforce development to preserving ecosystems
and supporting local veterans – to create momentum on one shared day and leverage a combined outreach effort for collective success .
In 2021 , the 10 days secured support from 8,485 donors and raised a record $ 4.5 million for 112 local nonprofits . Since its start in 2015 , OCCF ’ s Collaborative Giving Days have raised nearly $ 18 million for Orange County nonprofits .
For more information about Orange County Community Foundation Collaborative Giving Days , please visit www . oc-cf . org / givingdays .
Founded in 1989 , the Orange County Community Foundation ( OCCF ) works with donors , strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs . Since its inception , OCCF has awarded $ 900 million in grants and scholarships , ranking the organization as the 3rd most active grantmaker among all U . S . community foundations .
For more information , visit www . oc-cf . org .
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