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/
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.
The 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.
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!
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