Greatness Amplified




Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley Joins Fourteen Other Clubs with the Goal of Collectively Raising $150,000 for Children in Need


San Juan Capistrano, Calif., (August 15, 2018) Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and fourteen fellow Clubs on August 15 to host Greatness Amplified, a Giving Day for all Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County. This will be the first time all 15 Orange County Clubs have come together in a single fundraising effort. The 24-hour online effort aims to raise $150,000 for fifteen local Boys & Girls Clubs for their shared vision and purpose on behalf of Orange County children in need.


Greatness Amplified is part of a bold initiative by OCCF to enhance the capacity of local nonprofits through a series of Collaborative Giving Days over the coming year. Nonprofits with shared missions are invited to come together to boost collective giving for their causes. OCCF will power the Greatness Amplified campaign by providing seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources and collaborative partnerships.


The fifteen Clubs participating include Boys & 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 excited to partner with OCCF and the other 14 Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County in an effort to continue to raise financial support and awareness to provide quality afterschool programs and services for the youth and teens of Orange County. Thank you OCCF for taking this bold step to enhance the capacity of local nonprofits it’s greatly appreciated!”
James Littlejohn, Executive Director


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 gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual iheartoc Giving Day, receiving 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.


“We’re proud to empower our local Boys & Girls Clubs to work together to maximize their positive impact on children and youth throughout Orange County,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are committed to encouraging collaboration as a powerful change-making tool by providing the resources needed for success, including a marketing toolkit and a robust online fundraising platform.”


To give online, please visit: For more information on the 2018 Collaborative Giving Days, visit


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.

Our Mission:
To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs
through interaction with dedicated, caring people


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 or call 949-553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook  Twitter and Instagram.  View OCCF’s 2017 annual report here.