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December 14, 2012
Quattro Caffe is having its second annual charity "wrap off" Monday. The South Coast Plaza restaurant hosts a head-to-head competition at 10 a.m. with representatives from 10 Orange County nonprofits, among them the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Festival of Children Foundation. A panel of judges will determine which of them can "pull off the most elaborate and festively decorated package" within 15 minutes, according to a news release. The winning group gets a $2,500 catering event.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | September 8, 2010
COSTA MESA — Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill might be better known for serving up Tex-Mex meals, but on Wednesday the South Coast Plaza restaurant kicked up its spice to a different level with "Chile Fest, the Ultimate Mixer. " Inspired by New Mexico's appreciation of the chili pepper, every year Z'Tejas combines its special Chile Fest menu with a benefit for local charities, donating a portion of the proceeds to the organizations. This year, four were chosen: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer's Assn.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 29, 2006
Many, including a majority of the Costa Mesa City Council, don't see social services as a function of government. Some organizations rely on government grants for help but are discouraged by what they perceive as a hostile procedure.For some Costa Mesa charities, the process of asking the city for federal grants has come to feel like stepping up to the chopping block, and it's nearly time for them to face the ax again. Every year, Costa Mesa doles out up to a quarter of a million dollars to social service organizations that serve the city's residents.
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From Daily Pilot staff | October 28, 2013
The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said. A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members. "The program was created to give back to the community that has supported the Rib Co. for the past 30 years," Laura Ursini Marroquin, community relations manager for the Costa Mesa restaurant, wrote in an email. "As a family-owned-and -operated restaurant, we know that this is a major milestone in our business, and we want to celebrate by donating 20% of all dine-in and take-out to 30 amazing Orange County charities.
NEWS
By Rabbi Marc Gellman | December 28, 2012
Q: Along with many other people, I've sent contributions to favorite charities through the mail. Unfortunately, this has landed me on a lot of mailing lists, and I now receive far too many pleas for money from benevolent organizations and institutions. My main objection is to requests that include "gifts," some fairly costly. What is my obligation here? Obviously, I can't send money to all the groups that solicit me, but I feel guilty about the gifts, either discarding them or even using some items.
NEWS
June 15, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- An Orange County Superior Court judge on Thursday decided two charities squabbling over a Newport Beach woman's $1-million estate must split the money equally. The Salvation Army and Orangewood Children's Foundation went to court last month to ask a judge to decide which of them should get the money that remained in Penney Sue Bolton's individual retirement account. Bolton, a widow who had no children, died in March 2001, stating in her will that her estate be equally divided between two of her favorite charities: the Salvation Army and Orangewood Children's Foundation.
NEWS
By Lauren Vane | September 2, 2006
When Kodi Lee plays the keyboard and sings the Isley Brothers' classic "Shout!" it's easy to forget that the 10-year-old is autistic and blind. Kodi, the official ambassador of the Festival of Children, kicked off the month-long event with a brief concert Saturday at carousel court in South Coast Plaza. "Celebrating children, it's a wonderful thing," said Orange County Supervisor Tom Wilson. The fifth annual festival is put on by the Festival of Children Foundation. Throughout September, the festival offers free family activities and information about more than 50 children's charities.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 15, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — It looked like a cross between a kiddie pool and a monster truck rally. Six huge contraptions with pedals, steering rods and colorful plastic wheels lined the shore at the Newport Dunes Resort, their wheels pointed toward the bay. Behind them, six teams crowded the waterline and waited for the referee to blow her whistle. The signal arrived and the teams pushed their vehicles into the water, pedaling furiously around a course marked with a pair of buoys. When the winning team touched the shore again, its members cheered and exchanged high-fives — and the Hines real estate company in Irvine was the water-tricycle champion of this year’s Challenge for Children.
NEWS
July 20, 2005
Lindsay Sandham So many charities, so little time -- at least, that's what Sandy Segerstrom Daniels thought. About five or six years ago, while Daniels was volunteering at Children's Hospital of Orange County, the idea of organizing nonprofits to work together popped into her head. "It was literally the amount of mail that I kept getting and requesting donations and going to this party and that party," she said. "What really started the concept was that I was standing there holding invitations to two different events, and they happened to both be charity golf tournaments that were a week apart, and I thought ... 'Why can't they work together?
NEWS
March 15, 2005
Rick Devereux Monday is usually the day off for professional golfers. They regroup from the most recent tournament and travel to the next destination. But several Senior PGA members participated in the Toshiba Senior Classic Monday Pro-Am at Newport Beach Country Club. "[Monday] is when the tournament raises money for charities," said Joe Inman, a three-time champion on the ChampionsTour. "These tournaments need players to be good stewards for the game."
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014
The junior division of the Newport Beach chapter of National Charity League, a mother-daughter service organization, held its annual fashion show luncheon Saturday at the Balboa Bay Club. Sixth-graders took to the runway alongside professional models for a show sponsored by Bloomingdale's. The students, many of whom began volunteering with the group in kindergarten, will graduate from the junior division this year. A silent and live auction, plus individual underwriters, helped raise more than $90,000.
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SPORTS
December 20, 2013
The Corona del Mar High and Newport Harbor girls' water polo programs are joining forces for the Sparks of Love Toy Drive today at CdM. The varsity teams will compete at 5 p.m. The players are asking that anyone coming to the game, players, family and fans, to bring an unwrapped toy. There will be volunteers at the gate to collect the toys. For the older kids donations are asked for: skateboards, footballs, soccer balls, blow dryers, flat irons and make-up brushes/bags.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | December 17, 2013
It was a grand night on the Orange Coast. The 40th anniversary celebration of Candlelight Concert on Dec. 6 exceeded all expectations, raising an impressive $2.2 million for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The remarkable financial milestone is a testament to the skill and talent of Candlelight chairwoman Betty Huang and her partner and vice chairwoman, Dee Higby . The dynamic pair rallied 400 of the most influential citizens in Orange County to support the Segerstrom Center and honor the past chairs of the Candlelight Concerts.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | December 5, 2013
In time-honored tradition, the National Charity League, Inc. presented its 53rd Debutante Ball, introducing 26 young ladies from the Newport Beach community to society. The debutantes were honored for six years of community service through National Charity League programs in Orange County, assisting more than 30 charities that benefit a wide range of important social causes. Nearly 500 guests in black tie converged Nov. 30 on the newly named Hotel Irvine (formerly the Hyatt Regency Irvine)
NEWS
From staff reports | November 26, 2013
A 13-year Thanksgiving tradition of giving along Shalimar Drive in Costa Mesa nearly went cold this year when the volunteers who provided the economically challenged area with free turkeys and side dishes could no longer continue. But THINK Together, a nonprofit provider of academic services, solicited help from the National Charity League, and the Newport Beach Chapter stepped in Sunday to provide fowl and fixings to the district's residents. "During a time when money remains tight and our Shalimar families continue to struggle, THINK Together's staff was very concerned that many families would have to go without this Thanksgiving," said Mia Evans, associate director of marketing and communications for THINK Together.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
The founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Co. (PIMCO) and his wife have pledged to give their fortune to charity before they die, according to published reports. Bill and Sue Gross, who have an estimated wealth of $2 billion, plan to donate the fortune to unspecified causes, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The couple live in Laguna Beach and are active in numerous Orange County charities. Bill Gross, 69, said he was inspired by the late steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, who, according to Bloomberg, "called it a disgrace for a wealthy person to die with money.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program. Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma. "Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of Carl Wilkens — An Event to Highlight Trauma, Refugees and Recovery" takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Wilkens is an American who witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which led to 500,000 to 1 million deaths in about 100 days.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | October 30, 2013
Last month, Jim Abbott visited KidWorks in Santa Ana. Abbott, the former Major League Baseball pitcher, says he stays busy these days, speaking to various people and motivating many about the story of his life and about succeeding despite being born without a right hand. The Newport Beach resident has fast become known for someone who gives back and does his best to help others in Orange County. So it makes sense that he was at KidWorks, the non-profit charity that serves at-risk children, teens and families.
NEWS
From Daily Pilot staff | October 28, 2013
The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said. A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members. "The program was created to give back to the community that has supported the Rib Co. for the past 30 years," Laura Ursini Marroquin, community relations manager for the Costa Mesa restaurant, wrote in an email. "As a family-owned-and -operated restaurant, we know that this is a major milestone in our business, and we want to celebrate by donating 20% of all dine-in and take-out to 30 amazing Orange County charities.
SPORTS
October 25, 2013
The Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse and girls' soccer teams are working together for a fundraiser and a special screening of the documentary, "Girl Rising," Monday night at the Little Theater at Corona del Mar High School. Kenya Keys, http://www.kenyakeys.org , is an organization that provides educational opportunities where there are none. The project uses 100% of donations to go to the cause, the website says. "Girl Rising," is a documentary that chronicles the lives of nine girls who battle great adversity to gain education.
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