April 19-27, 2014
Every year OneOC celebrates Earth Day with volunteer projects that focus on preserving and beautifying Orange County’s environments. Here’s a look at what we accomplished this year.
From April 19-27, 2014 OneOC:
- Engaged over 411 volunteers (from 13 corporate partners) and 42 service leaders
- in 27 service projects
- at 24 local nonprofits and schools
- delivering 882 hours of service
- valued at $23,231.88 to the Orange County Community
Projects at a Glance
“Caring for the Sea”
“Tending the Preserve”
School Garden ProjectsWho: Bank of America, COX, PAAMCO, MK Products employee volunteers
Where: Alderwood Elementary School, Kinoshita Elementary School, Plaza Vista Middle School, Vista Verde Elementary School, San Juan Elementary School, Sun View Elementary School
What: Volunteers helped beautify school gardens by amending soil, re-staining raised beds, cleaning up debris, removing weeds, and assisting students in planting seeds.
Spirit of Giving “Environmental Literacy”Who: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Circle K, Bank of America, Hyatt and Edwards Lifesciences employee volunteers
Where: Hill Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Melrose Elementary School, Monroe Elementary School, Sun View Elementary School, Westmont Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School
What: Volunteers reading to and discussed with Title I students on environmental topics and presented each child with a book for their personal library, intended to inspire future literacy and care for the environment.
“Beautifying Grounds” at Girls Inc.
“Grooming Grounds for Veterans”
Tending the FarmWho: OneOC’s Family Service Team
Where: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
What: Volunteers tended to the Native Seed Farm, harvesting seeds from the most recent crop to be used in other areas of the acreage.
Regina House BeautificationWho: OneOC’s Family Service Team
Where: Regina House
What: Volunteers beautified Regina House’s outdoor areas, including gardening and preparing a picnic for the residents.
Low-Income Housing Beautification
- Huntington Beach Wave – April 24, 2014
- Garden Grove Journal- April 24, 2014
- OC Register – April 20, 2014
- The Daily Pilot – May 1, 2014
- Capistrano Valley News – May 8, 2014
Thank you to our sponsors for your generous support of OneOC’s Earth Day of Service, and for your employees’ participation in making our community a more beautiful and vibrant place for us all.