Playworks SoCal Partners with Orange County Community Foundation to Host Igniting Potential: A Giving Day to Support the Youth of Orange County
CARSON, California—September 12, 2018. Playworks Southern California will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and eleven fellow nonprofits on September 12 to host Igniting Potential. The 24-hour online effort aims to raise $135,000 in support of shared mission of improving the lives of youth in Orange County.
Igniting Potential is part of a bold initiative by OCCF to enhance the capacity of local nonprofits through a series of Collaborative Giving Days. Nonprofits with shared missions are invited to come together to boost collective giving for their causes. OCCF will power the Igniting Potential campaign by providing seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources and collaborative partnerships.
The twelve participating nonprofits include Assistance League of Irvine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California, Global G.L.O.W., Kid Healthy, KidWorks, MOMS Orange County, Parentis Foundation, Playworks Southern California, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Scholar’s Hope Project and The Literacy Project.
“We are grateful for continued support from the Orange County Community Foundation and to collaborate with 11 other amazing nonprofits in an effort to continue to raise financial support and awareness to support the children of Orange County,” says LaVal Brewer, Executive Director of Playworks Southern California. “These funds will directly support our programming in 30 Title I elementary schools positively impacting up to 22,000 children in Orange County in the 2018-19 school year.”
OCCF first challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural i©oc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million through gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual i©oc Giving Day, receiving contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2017, OCCF re-envisioned i©oc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions.
“At OCCF, we believe collaboration is a powerful change-making tool and an opportunity for these nonprofits to maximize their positive impact on OC’s youth,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to empower these organizations by providing the resources needed for success, including a marketing toolkit and a robust online fundraising platform.”
For more information on the 2018 Collaborative Giving Days, visit oc-cf.org/iheartoc.
About Playworks Southern California:
Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 160 schools and reaches more than 99,465 students directly and through professional training services in Southern California. For more information, visit www.playworks.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. View Playworks Southern California’s 2017-2018 impact report here.
About Orange County Community Foundation
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 $560 million in grants and scholarships and ranks among the top 10 percent in asset size among more than 780 U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit oc-cf.org or call 949-553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook Twitter and Instagram. View OCCF’s 2017 annual report here.
LaVal Brewer, Executive Director at Playworks Southern California
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