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2014 Earth Day of Service Impact

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.


Overview

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

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Projects at a Glance


  • “Environmental Art”

    Who: Starbucks employee volunteers
    Where: Orange County Food Bank
    What: Volunteers painted a giant cloth mural to be used as a photographic backdrop for OC Food Bank’s future volunteers.EarthDay2014CAPOC_42-X2

  • “Caring for the Sea”

    Who: EMC, Nicholas Academic Centers and the Clear Mountains volunteers
    Where: Poche Beach, San Clemente
    What: Volunteers performed a beach cleanup (removal of invasive plants, trash and other debris harmful to the environment and local sea life) of the “worst beach in Orange County in 2013”.
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  • “Tending the Preserve”

    Who: Lou Correa’s Young Senators, Bank of America and PIMCO employee volunteers
    Where: Bolsa Chica Conservancy
    What: Volunteers worked to remove invasive, non-native plants from the Bolsa Chica wetlands reserve.
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  • School Garden Projects

    Who: 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.
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  • 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.
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  • “Beautifying Grounds” at Girls Inc.

    Who: Experian employee volunteers
    Where: Girls Inc. of Orange County
    What: Volunteers helped beautify Girls Inc’s outdoor play area by clearing up debris, patch, prime and painted an outdoor stage, leveling out a sand pit, and painting flower pots with environmental themes.
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  • “Grooming Grounds for Veterans”

    Who: Deutsch Bank employee volunteers, Theta Pi
    Where: Veterans First
    What: Volunteers improved the outdoor landscape of a veterans’ group home through pruning, mowing, raking, weeding as well renovating paths.
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  • Tending the Farm

    Who: 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 Beautification

    Who: 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

    Who: OneOC’s Family Service Team
    Where: OC Community Housing Corp. (OCCHC)
    What: Volunteers beautified the outdoor areas of low-income residences, including gardening and painting the facilities.
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Photos

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Sponsors

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.

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