Community involvement is an important value to The So Cal Group. This weekend, team members met up for their annual Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser for Operation Smile! Friends and family also joined the team, and together they raised over $700 to benefit Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that provides free life-changing surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities.
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.
The So Cal Group supported Red Nose Day again! The team had a great time participating in the fun-raiser to benefit children’s charities. The Red Nose Day Campaign raises awareness and money to help kids who need support at home and around the world. Red Nose Day is on a mission to lift kids out of poverty and has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years. To learn more, check out http://rednoseday.org/
The So Cal Group hosted another successful fundraising event for Operation Smile this weekend! It was the organization’s third annual Volleyball Tournament and BBQ for the cause. Over twenty teams participated in this year’s event, and the firm was able to raise over $1300 to benefit Operation Smile. The event featured live music, a taco truck serving fresh tacos and quesadillas, and a pool party!
Operation Smile is a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults in developing countries around the world. The medical team provides surgeries for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates. The cost of one surgery is just $240, so this year’s event will be able to change the lives of five children. The So Cal Group has partnered with Operation Smile for several years, and the team is excited to be able to help sponsor more medical mission trips for next year. Click here to learn more about Operation Smile.
The So Cal Group would like to thank Justine and family for planning and supporting our organization in this annual event. Congratulations to Colby and team for taking home the winning title!
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 to 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.
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.
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.