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Boys & Girls Club of LB partners with OCCF to host Greatness Amplified giving day tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug 21, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and 14 fellow Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs to host the second annual Greatness Amplified, a Giving Day for Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County. Greatness Amplified is a 24-hour online fundraising effort that aims to raise $200,000.

Greatness Amplified is part of a bold initiative by OCCF to boost 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 Greatness Amplified campaign with seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources, and collaborative partnerships. 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Orange County Community Foundation and other Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs to raise funds for our kids,” states Pam Estes, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

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Club Member Axl holding a Greatness Amplified sign

The 15 organizations participating in Greatness Amplified 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.

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. The seven Giving Days held throughout 2018 raised a total of $1.4 million for local organizations.

“Last year, our generous community went above and beyond to make Greatness Amplified a success,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to continue encouraging collaboration among local organizations as they help Orange County children unlock their full potentials.”

To give online, visit greatness-amplified.funraise.org. Additional collaborative Giving Days will be announced throughout the year. For more information, visit www.oc-cf.org/iheartoc.

For over 65 years, The Boys & Girls Club strives to support the youth of Laguna Beach through out of school recreation that celebrates the whole child. 

For more information about The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, visit www.bgclagunabeach.org or call (949) 494-2535.