The So Cal Group Gives Back! Helping children prepare to go Back 2 School!

The So Cal Group gives back! Volunteers teamed up with the NCJW in support of the annual Tools for School/Back 2 School Community Day. The event provided children living on or below the poverty level with the supplies they needed to feel excited, motivated, and proud to start the new school year.

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Helping out at the NCJW’s Back to School event!

The So Cal Group Human Resources Department teamed up with the National Council of Jewish Women this week for their annual Back 2 School Sale. The purpose of the event is to help provide shoes, clothing and school supplies to children and families in need. The NCJW has been planning and preparing for this event since last summer, and volunteers for the organization have been collecting donations tThe So Cal Group- Volunteering for the NCJW Back to School Event (5)o use at the “store” during the event.

Children and parents in attendance participated in several activities. When they arrived they were assigned to a volunteer who took them “shopping.” The children were able to choose shirts, pants, sweatshirts, socks, underwear and shoes that they liked, and then brought them home in a shopping bag. Afterward, they headed outside to select a backpack full of school supplies: brand new folders, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, notebooks, erasers, rulers and more. They also stopped by the popcorn stand, art station, and jump house.  Overall the event was a great success, the children had a great time going “shopping”, and they are prepped to have an awesome school year.

The National Council of Jewish Women is an organization that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and to ensure individual rights and freedoms. To learn more about the organization, click here.

Red Nose Day at The So Cal Group

To show support for the Red Nose Day campaign, The So Cal Group team proudly sported red noses on Thursday, May 21st. Red Nose Day, created by Jane Tewson and Richard Curtis, was implemented to help increase awareness for impoverished youth around the globe. A televised fundraiser held on NBC, was highly successful due to the efforts of many of the nation’s most talented celebrity performers. Through a nationwide collective effort, the event raised an awe-inspiring $21 million.

The So Cal Group team voiced support for the campaign on social media, throughout the office, and when meeting with customers. The support displayed by all team members reinforced The So Cal Group’s commitment to spreading positive change. The organization looks forward to participating in Red Nose Day again in the future.

Click here to learn more about the Red Nose Day organization.

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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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