2017-2018 COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Annual CHOC Walk in the Park for Children’s Hospital of Orange County
On Sunday, August 27th MPI Orange County Members walked through Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park, and the Downtown Disney® District to help raise needed funds to support the care, services, education and research that CHOC Children’s provides children in our community.
Proceeds benefited health care programs, education, and research for CHOC Children’s and CHOC at Mission Viejo.
August 2016 Community Outreach
MPIOC PAST COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS
2015-2016 COMMUNITY OUTREACH
At the 2015 Summer Social program, MPIOC “planted seeds” of support with Helping Hands OC. Attendees were asked to bring a backpack filled with school supplies, which would be distributed to children in need throughout OC.
SOUTH COUNTY OUTREACH – 2014-2015
South County Outreach was founded in 1989 and serves the areas of South Orange County.
This 501(c)(3) organization provides resources for homeless and those in need of medical, housing and food. The services below outline some of the programs that help those in need:
- FOOD PANTRY
- HOMELESS PREVENTION COUNSELING
- RAPID RE-HOUSING
- UTILITY & RENTAL ASSISTANCE
- TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
- COMPUTER LEARNING LAB
- UPSCALE RESALE THRIFT STORE
Please visit their their website at www.sco-oc.org
Second Harvest Food Bank reaches out to the community for donations, grants, fundraising, food drives, food rescue, harvesting, and volunteers to help provide food, education and advocacy for the hungry. They are committed to finding seek innovative, sustainable ways to reach to end hunger in Orange County.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH SUMMER 2013: FAMILIES FORWARD
MPIOC’s Summer 2013 Community Outreach partner was Families Forward. They were in need of backpacks and school supplies, which attendees were asked to bring to the event.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH – MAY 2013: THINK TOGETHER
THINK Together’s mission is to provide high-quality, academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status. Since its inception in 1994, THINK (Teaching,Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids) Together has been committed to improving academic outcomes for children and youth living in under-resourced communities.
Our programs began in response to a plea from a gang-ridden neighborhood in West Costa Mesa to provide a safe place for children to do their homework after school. From those humble beginnings, our organization has grown into one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of extended learning time programs, serving more than 100,000 youth at over 400 locations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, in partnership with a wide variety of public and private agencies, including over 30 school districts. In addition to our core after school program, THINK Together offers summer learning opportunities, small group tutoring, early learning programs, and school-age child care.
Throughout our remarkable expansion, we still believe that education is the single most important factor in helping young people to achieve their full potential. Our programs have demonstrated, through independent evaluation, that students who regularly participate in our academically oriented activities reach proficient levels in English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics at a rate nearly double that of their peers. Our curriculum has been designed by experienced educators to align with and reinforce the critical content standards by which academic achievement is measured. Our educational expertise is complemented by experienced business professionals with the knowledge and skills required to scale and sustain our programs statewide. You can learn more about THINK Together at http://www.thinktogether.org.
WORKING WARDROBES and MPIOC
MPIOC first began its partnership with Working Wardrobes (WW) in 2003 and looks forward to continuing the successful affiliation. WW empowers men, women and young adults in crises to confidently re-enter the workforce with career development and wardrobe services after triumphing over some of life’s most challenging obstacles. Each year they serve over 5,000 clients from a wide spectrum of backgrounds including Welfare-to-Work, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, transitional homelessness, catastrophic illness and other hardships.
Over the years the chapter has been involved with other charities but Working Wardrobes (WW) seems to have resonated the strongest with members so this year WW will take center stage as MPIOC’s primary community outreach organization. The MPIOC Board of Directors will keep us up to date via email communication and at each monthly meeting on ways we can donate clothing and participate on deeper levels at the life changing WW events. For more information on WW please visit http://www.workingwardrobes.org.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES…
Organization: Working Wardrobes (www.workingwardrobes.org)
Needs: Clothing, shoes and accessories in good condition. For specific details please click HERE.
Chapter Members’ opportunity to participate: Chapter members may take donations directly to the WW Donation Center (Click HERE for address, hours of operation and directions) OR members may bring their donations to each monthly meeting where a volunteer or board member will receive your donation. You may also make financial contributions via the organization’s website.
Organization: Families Forward (www.families-forward.org)
Needs: Check back periodically for updates on specific needs or visit www.families-forward.org