In 2017, The Elite OC Young Professionals Society is introducing more ways to give back and get involved! Below you will find some of the charities we are partnering up with this year. Please visit their sites below to find out ways that you can become involved.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The ALS Association covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Breast Cancer Angels
Breast Cancer Angels helps to address the ancillary needs of those who are currently in treatment for breast cancer. We help to provide people with food, supplies, gas, other day-to-day items, pro-bono legal services and much more.
The mission of Forever Footprints is to ensure that families who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss receive the best support, comfort, and resources possible. We provide over 4,000 families with direct services such as a nurse to help guide medical plans and licensed therapists who facilitate monthly support groups along with educating the medical community in best practices and improvements in the quality of care.
For over 60 years, Girls Inc. of Orange County positively changes the lives of over 5,000 girls, kindergarten to 18 years old, each year by providing year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula.
The Illumination Foundation aims to break the cycle of homelessness using innovative, integrated care and a unique public / private partnership. They assess homeless and unstably housed families and individuals to identify needs and provide immediate relief when necessary and provide on-going interdisciplinary care that combines housing with case management, medical care, mental health and workforce services to decrease dependence on community resources. In addition, they offer a low-entry threshold to advance health and housing stability for the most vulnerable members of our community, with a focus on families and those with medical or mental health conditions.
Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations which includes families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled.
Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation funds valuable library resources and programs –– engaging the community in cultural and intellectual adventure through the sponsorship of diverse public programs and cutting-edge library enhancements.
Established in 1989 as a collaborative public-private partnership with the city of Newport Beach, California, the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation raised 2.2 million in private funds with grassroots efforts, demonstrating widespread community support for a new Central Library. In July 1994, the vision for a new Central Library was realized.
Newport / Mesa ProLiteracy
Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is a program of the Newport Beach Public Library which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. Our dedicated volunteers have helped hundreds of people improve their English skills.
OC Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF)
The OCHTTF was founded in 2004 to protect victims, prosecute offenders and prevent further perpetration of human trafficking in Orange County. The task force is a collaboration of law enforcement, victim service providers, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and the community. The purpose is to work together to protect victims, prosecute offenders, prevent further perpetration of the crime, and partnership building to help increase capacity and resources, as well as improve efficiency and efficacy.
OC Re-Entry Partnership (OCREP)
The Orange County Re-Entry Partnership (OCREP) is a linkage of over 200 agencies working together from public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates functioning together as a critical link between community resource providers and the formerly incarcerated striving to re-establish healthy, productive and rewarding lives.
Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA)
The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) is a locally-based 501(c)3 animal welfare organization established in 1984 to serve the community by providing education, cruelty intervention, medical financial assistance, and innovative community programs that promote the human/animal bond.
The OCSPCA is entirely supported by public donations and does not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We are not affiliated with or connected to the ASCPA or any other humane organization.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) was established in 1982 to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. The founders included parents, doctors, friends, and business and community leaders who joined forces to translate laboratory research into immediate treatment for children with cancer. Since its inception, PCRF has raised over $29 million to fund cutting edge research that leads to medically sound treatment protocol for childhood cancers.
Project Hope Alliance
Project Hope Alliance is a purpose-driven organization that has twin goals: Lifting needful families up from homelessness and eliminating obstacles that prevent homeless children from attending and excelling in school. We have two main programs to achieve those goals - our Family Stability Program and our Education Program. Currently, Project Hope supports over 400 children attending 90 different schools in 26 cities, throughout Orange County.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
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. Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to finding innovative, sustainable ways to end hunger in Orange County.
UCP-OC helps children with disabilities reach their full potential by proudly providing more than 125,000 hours of direct service to 5,000 children and family members in Orange County each year. Through six comprehensive programs, caregivers, specialists and therapists actively work to improve each child's quality of life and that of the entire family. To help families, UCP-OC also provides the support and resources needed to meet the demands of everyday life and advocate for their child.
Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been improving lives and strengthening our community by mobilizing the caring power of Orange County. We focus on the building blocks for a good quality of life by ensuring people have access to a quality Education, a sustainable Income, good Health and stable Housing. By investing in Orange County’s children, families and individuals, we help them create pathways to self-sufficient futures. Through our 10-year community-wide action plan FACE 2024, United Way partners with local businesses, community organizations, government agencies and individuals to make a measurable difference.
For over forty years, our goal at Veterans First has been to honor every brave man or woman who has served this country by helping to restore dignity to those whose sacrifices defending the freedoms we cherish have left them in need. Every person who raises their hand and takes a pledge to defend our country is a hero. Until there are no American heroes sleeping in the streets, in cars or in alleyways, we will be there for them just as they were there for all of us.
Youth Employment Services (YES)
YES is a nonprofit based out of Orange County that aims to teach young adults ages 16-24 the skills needed to secure and maintain meaningful employment. They also offer programs that help young people improve their employability, career choices and quality of life.