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Volume 6, Issue 36  | May 4, 2021


Orange County Community Foundation to host Giving Day for Anaheim’s youth

One June 17, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), based in Newport Beach, will host the second annual ImpACT Anaheim, a Giving Day for Anaheim’s youth. This 24-hour online effort aims to raise $75,000 in critical funds for nine local organizations in Orange County’s most populated city, Anaheim. The participating organizations include Anaheim Community Foundation, Anaheim Ballet, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Anaheim-Cypress, Chance Theatre, Network Anaheim, Girls Inc., Pure Game and Voice of Refugees.

“We know that during this challenging time, we must assist vulnerable communities in providing vital resources that support our young people,” said Shelley Hoss, president and CEO, OCCF. “The ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day is a significant opportunity to collectively support the nonprofits working tirelessly to support and empower Anaheim youth. We are confident that once again our community will rise to the challenge with compassion and generosity.”

Orange County Community Foundation to host

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The nonprofits participating in the ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day are striving to overcome the financial challenges presented by COVID-19 so they can continue to address critical gaps in services for youth in Anaheim. Contributions to this Giving Day will support academic resources, enrichment and life skills programs, character building, leadership, mentorship, counseling and much more. 

ImpACT Anaheim is part of a bold initiative by OCCF to boost the capacity of local nonprofits through a series of Collaborative Giving Days, where organizations with shared missions are invited to come together to boost collective giving for their causes. 

This Giving Day is the latest of a series that, to date, has raised more than $10 million for Orange County nonprofits. 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. In 2018, OCCF restructured iheartoc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions. 

To give online during the ImpACT Anaheim Giving Day, visit https://impact-anaheim-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org. Additional collaborative Giving Days will be announced over the coming year. For more information, visit www.oc-cf.org/iheartoc.

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