Thanks to our generous donors, KidWorks raised $45,773 in 24 hours through Igniting Potential Giving Day, sponsored by the Orange County Community Foundation. Igniting Potential included 11 OC non-profits who teamed-up to raise funds for the youth in our community.
The 24-hour online effort raised more than $150,000 in total with the participation of more than 535 donors for local organizations providing support and resources to children in need.
KidWorks led the fundraiser with donations totaling $45,773. The 24-hour online effort raised more than $150,000 in total with the participation of more than 535 donors for local organizations providing support and resources to children in need.
In addition to KidWorks, the participating nonprofits included 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, MOMS Orange County, Parentis Foundation, Playworks, Pretend City Children's Museum, Scholar’s Hope Project, The Literacy Project.
The students at KidWorks have big dreams,” said KidWorks Community Development Corporation Executive Director David Benavides. “These dreams require a college education in order to become a reality so we gratefully thank our donors for their generous support of our KidWorks College Success Initiative.”
The Orange County Community Foundation powered the Igniting Potentialcampaign by providing seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources and collaborative partnerships. Igniting Potentialis 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 Igniting Potentialcampaign is a testament to our community’s generosity and the vision of our local nonprofits, who came together based on a shared mission to support the youth of our county,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to empower exemplary nonprofits tackling the most important issues facing Orange 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.