Volunteering at Mary’s Food Kitchen

A few team members spent their Saturday volunteering at Mary’s Kitchen in the city of Orange. The team helped prepare hot lunches to serve, as well as a giant fruit salad. Then they packed to-go lunches for community members in need. After all the preparations, the team served the lunches and passed out to-go bags to the patrons.

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Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser for Operation Smile

Our Operation Smile Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser was a great success! We played a ton of volleyball, enjoyed tacos and quesadillas from a local taco truck and spent time in the pool. A big thank you to Justine for planning and preparing and hosting the event, and another big thank you to everyone who attended and participated! We raised over $1200 in just one day—we’re getting very close to reaching our fundraising goal!

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Teaming up with Susan G. Komen and Alpha Kappa Delta Phi!

Bingo for Breast CancerThe So Cal Group team had a great time at Shakey’s Pizza in Santa Ana in support of a good cause this week… Bingo for Breast Cancer Awareness! That’s right, BINGO. We owe a big thank you to the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority at UCI, for planning and hosting the event. Local participants and members of The So Cal Group team won prizes such as restaurant gift cards, Visa gift cards, liquor, and even an iPad mini.

Learn more about aKDPhi and Susan G. Komen For a Cure in Orange County.

The So Cal Group Supports Operation Smile

ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Southern California Group, a leading sales and marketing firm based in the city of Orange, California, recently hosted a fundraising event to benefit Operation Smile, a children’s medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

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During their most recent event, more than 30 team members gathered to sell T-shirts in Long Beach, raising $1,500. Combined with previous events, the Southern California Group has raised more than $3,000 to date – enough for 12 smiles!

“Events like these are always a one-two punch of helping a great cause and feeling great doing it,” said Tedford Picha, President of the Southern California Group. “I am always proud of our team’s enthusiasm in rallying behind serving others, and understanding that a company’s focus on service is equally as important as a profit margin.”

In addition to working with Operation Smile, The Southern California Group has previously volunteered with the Susan J. Komen Foundation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the Boys and Girls Club of Venice. The company plans to continue its philanthropic activities as the organization grows.

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Volleyball Tournament & BBQ for Operation Smile

The So Cal Group Gives Back again! We’re excited and proud of the team for successfully planning and executing the fundraising over the weekend. We had a great turnout and a ton of fun at our Operation Smile Volleyball Tournament and BBQ. We also owe a special thanks to Justine for all her planning efforts. We were able to raise over $1200 to help sponsor a mission trip next summer!

Check out the video on YouTube!

The So Cal Group Gives Back…Bowling for Operation Smile.

The So Cal Group participated in a night of charity cosmic bowling this week. The proceeds are being added to a fund to help sponsor a mission trip with Operation Smile next summer. Check out The So Cal Group’s Operation Smile page.

Bowling for Op Smile 2012

The So Cal Group Gives Back…to the American Cancer Society

The So Cal Group gave back by participating in a walk for the American Cancer Society. Many Orange County residents attended the event to help raise funds for this important cause.

ACS 2012