The tradition of commemorating the anniversary of 9/11 in Orange County with service-oriented events and projects will continue this September when OneOC brings together volunteers, nonprofits and companies to support veterans, protect the environment, develop future leaders, educate children, and care for the county’s most vulnerable. “By commemorating the tragedy of 9/11 with countywide service […]
Annual 9/11 Commemoration Includes Local Volunteer Projects that Address Veterans, Disaster Preparedness, Education, Hunger and Homelessness
CoxComm TV February 4, 2014
Tables in the Grand Ballroom at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel were set for 1,100 guests, with glasses of iced tea and colorful candy centerpieces that they were invited to take home. As the Smart Jazz Execs, a six-piece, all-volunteer band, played in the entryway, OneOC board Chairman Arnold Pinkston beamed. “[Spirit of Volunteerism] one of my favorite days of the year. This is a happy crowd, a giving crowd. And it’s a great place to meet positive people,” he said.
OneOC Announces Volunteer Opportunities for 2014 Earth Day of Service Hundreds of volunteers to accept call to action in spirit of Earth Day SANTA ANA, Calif., April 2014 – As concerns over climate change and pollution underscore the importance of Earth Day 2014, OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is recruiting companies, individuals, groups and […]
Bank of America, Walmart and UnitedHealth Group are all local companies that were ranked nationally in the Civic 50, an annual study released by Bloomberg Business, National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, which identifies the nation’s most community-minded businesses. Orange County boasts a large number of community-engaged companies. In fact, 40% of the companies ranked in the Civic 50 have a presence here in Orange County, including Walmart, UnitedHealth Group, Bank of America, AT&T, State Street Corp., Gap, UPS and Abbott.
This year, OneOC will honor Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and The Home Depot with its 2014 “Giving is Living Nonprofit/Corporate Volunteer Partnership Award” for the two organizations’ exemplary collaborative effort called “Veterans Build” that culminated in the repair of 30 veterans’ homes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OneOC’s 15th Annual Day of Service Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. OneOC will unite Orange County’s most prominent companies with community volunteers in making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on” instead of a “day off” in support of others SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 – OneOC, formerly known as […]
OC Register November 17, 2013 – Irvine – Itchy legs and dirty shoes are a small price to pay for a good lesson learned, as far as Loretta Goltara is concerned. Goltara, of San Clemente, spent Sunday afternoon with her husband and two small children picking tomatoes for the Second Harvest Food Bank at […]
OC Register September 11, 2013 – MISSION VIEJO – Erick Castro’s eyes brimmed with tears, his voice broke with emotion: “It’s like winning the lottery three times in a row.” The “lottery” came in the form of dozens of volunteers, who descended on the Iraq War veteran’s home to help renovate the front and back […]
OneOC Selects “Giving is Living” Honorees for 2013 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Hundreds of volunteers to be celebrated at annual event, Friday, April 19 SANTA ANA, Calif., April 11, 2013 – This year, OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, will honor three recipients with the 2013 “Giving is Living Award,” highlighting the exemplary work done […]