Marathon Giving Day Raises $1.8 M

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The Orange County Community Foundation raised $1.8 million for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the first-ever county-wide day of giving held over 24 hours beginning Tuesday, April 21. Laguna Beach  participant nonprofits received $89,535, says a statement.

Lake Forest residents Ryan Schlax, Caitlyn Divino and Kadyn Schlax discover  Jagger, a Pet Rescue Center client, at a fundraising rally at the Irvine Spectrum last week. Laguna nonprofits benefited from the effort.
Lake Forest residents Ryan Schlax, Caitlyn Divino and Kadyn Schlax discover Jagger, a Pet Rescue Center client, at a fundraising rally at the Irvine Spectrum last week. Laguna nonprofits benefited from the effort.

The goal was to inspire members of the community to show their love for local nonprofits by donating to their favorite charity. A total of 6,138 donations were made in just 30 hours to 347 organizations.

HomeAid Orange County, in Irvine, and Animals for Armed Forces Foundation of Fullerton, raised the most money and received $5,000 extra as a result.

In marking Earth Day, special prizes were available for environmental charities including $4,000 awarded to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach for the highest number of unique donors and $4,000 awarded to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach for the highest total amount of funds raised.

Below are totals received by Laguna organizations, excluding their respective portion of the bonus pool or prizes:

Pacific Marine Mammal Center, $11,330.

Laguna Art Museum, $11,550.

Boys and Girls Club, $8,525.

Laguna Food Pantry, $3,000.

The HeartWay, $8,349.

Laguna Beach Community Clinic, $15,200.

Friendship Shelter, $12,675.

Laguna Dance Festival, $1,450.

The Laguna Playhouse, $475.

Imagination Now, Inc., $2,050.

South County Crosscultural Council, $800.

Laguna Beach Community Foundation, $8,600.

Laguna Beach Seniors, Inc., $1,171.

Helping Hand Worldwide, Inc., $50.

Laguna Ocean Foundation, $1,610.

Glennwood Housing Foundation, Inc., $2,550.

Ability Awareness Project/C3, $50.

The Mentat School Inc., $50.

With My Own Two Hands Foundation, $50.

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