NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second annual iheartoc Giving Day, powered by the Orange County Community Foundation, will run from 6 a.m. April 27 through noon, April 28. The countywide day of giving aims to inspire residents and businesses to show their love for local nonprofits by donating to their favorite cause via iheartoc.org.
"The goal is simple: we want to inspire giving – especially among first-time donors – and raise awareness for exemplary nonprofits serving our community," said Shelley Hoss, OCCF president. "We learned during our inaugural Giving Day that every contribution, no matter the amount, makes a collective impact. We expect a combination of hard work, trusted partnerships and enthusiastic outreach to result in another record breaking iheartoc Giving Day."
The inaugural 2015 iheartoc Giving Day raised more than $1.8 million for 347 participating nonprofits in 30 hours. OCCF expects to exceed these results in 2016 with more than 415 nonprofits participating.
Show Your Love to OC Nonprofits
Giving Day will utilize an online platform that is compatible with smartphones, tablets or PCs. On iheartoc.org donors can make tax-deductible contributions to a nonprofit during the 30-hour giving marathon.
Contributions made during Giving Day will be leveraged by $500,000 in bonus awards and prizes.
Community Partners Help Rally Support
An A-list of businesses have signed up as community partners, including returning sponsors Angels Baseball, Cox Communications, The Irvine Company, Orange County Business Journal, Disneyland Resort, and PBS SoCal. New community partners include Orange County Register, greer's OC, Modern Luxury Orange County and Funraise, as well as many individual and family donors. Training sponsors include Julie Holt Consulting, PIMCO Foundation, Reveille Inc. and Tiger Woods Foundation. View a list of community partners.
About Orange County Community Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded $360 million in grants and scholarships and ranks among the top 10 percent in asset size among more than 750 U.S. community foundations. For more information, please go to oc-cf.org or call 949-553-4202. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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SOURCE Orange County Community Foundation