$225,000 Raised for OC Boys & Girls Clubs!

ORANGE COUNTY OPENED THEIR HEARTS TO HELP BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CAPISTRANO VALLEY SUPPORT OC’S CHILDREN IN NEED, RAISING A RECORD-BREAKING $225,000 IN ONLY 24 HOURS

Launched by the Orange County Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley Partnered With Fellow Nonprofits to Host Greatness Amplified Giving Day

 San Juan Capistrano, Calif., (August 17, 2018) — Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and fourteen fellow Clubs partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) to host Greatness Amplified, a Giving Day for all Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County, on August 15. The 24-hour online effort raised $225,000 with the participation of more than 389 donors for local organizations providing support and resources to children in need. Our Club raised over $15,000!

This was the first time all 15 Orange County Clubs have come together in a single fundraising initiative. The participating Clubs included Boys and Girls Clubs in Anaheim, Brea-Placentia-Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Capistrano Valley, Central Orange Coast, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Valley, Laguna Beach, La Habra, South Coast Area, Stanton, Tustin and Westminster.

“We are so grateful and humbled by the support of our community, staff, and members. We are fortunate to be a part of this incredible Boys & Girls Clubs family; that always puts childrens’ advancement first.”  James Littlejohn, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

The Orange County Community Foundation powered the Greatness Amplified campaign by providing seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources and collaborative partnerships. Greatness Amplified is part of a series of collaborative Giving Days that will take place in Orange County as part of a bold initiative from OCCF to boost the capacity of local nonprofits to meet the community’s needs.

“The success of the Greatness Amplified campaign is a testament to our community’s generosity and the vision of our local Boys & Girls Clubs, who came together based on a shared mission to unlock the full potential of OC’s children in need,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to empower and support exemplary local nonprofits tackling the most important issues facing our county.”

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 through 6,000 gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual iheartoc Giving Day, receiving 7,000 contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2017, OCCF re-envisioned iheartoc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions. This year, OCCF is inviting local nonprofits to come together for collaborative online giving events on the day of their choosing.

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

Who we are:
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley are a world-class after-school non-profit offering quality programs in academic success and healthy lifestyles while building good character and leadership skills in our members.

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 in the top 2% in grant making activity 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.