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OCCF to host “Love Is” Giving Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), based in Newport Beach, will host Love Is, a Giving Day to support healthy teen relationships in Orange County. Held during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Love Is aims to raise $135,000 for local organizations working to educate youth about the value of respect and the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. The Collaborative Giving Day is the first of 2020 and the latest in a series launched by OCCF in 2018 to boost the capacity of nonprofits through collective giving. The eight Giving Days held throughout 2019 raised more than $1.6 million to benefit local organizations.

“The ‘Love Is’ Giving Day will deliver crucial support to our local nonprofits empowering teens to show respect and engage in healthy relationships,” said Shelley Hoss, president and CEO, OCCF. “We proudly continue to encourage collaboration among these organizations seeking to help break cycles of abuse to improve outcomes for future generations.”

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Love Is will be a 24-hour online effort to raise critical funds for 12 nonprofits, including the Orange County Women’s Health Project, Human Options, Casa de la Familia, Find Your Anchor, LGBTQ Center OC, Women’s Transitional Living Center, Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, Inc., Laura’s House, The Priority Center, Tilly’s Life Center, OC Pride and the UC Irvine Initiative to End Family Violence.

OCCF first challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural iheartoc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million for 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016, receiving contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2018, OCCF restructured iheartoc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions. In total, the Giving Days held to date have raised more than $8 million for Orange County nonprofits. 

To give online during the Love Is Giving Day, click here.

Additional collaborative Giving Days will be announced over the coming year. For more information, visit www.oc-cf.org/iheartoc.

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