August 28, 2004
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information about adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. EASTER SEALS Easter Seals needs volunteers for ongoing clerical work, programs for children with disabilities and special events. Information: (714) 834-1111. ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER The Environmental Nature Center provides quality education through hands-on experience with nature in a 3.5-acre outdoor classroom.
December 27, 2001
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. If you'd like information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. Alzheimer's Assn. of Orange County Support group leaders, Visiting Volunteers, family resource consultants and office volunteers are needed. Volunteers may work on one-time projects or ongoing programs. Training sessions are available. (800) 660-1993. American Cancer Society Road to Recovery The transportation program needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from medical treatments free of charge.
January 3, 2000
Newport Beach-based Carl E. Wynn Foundation recently awarded Easter Seals $5,000 to support its Orange County Summer Camp Program for children with disabilities. Camp activities such as horseback riding, animal-assisted therapy, arts and crafts, and field trips for campers ages 5 to 22 will be funded by the grant. "Children who go to summer camp have fun, experience new and exciting activities, and make friends that last a lifetime, and kids with disabilities are no different," said Vicki Connely, Easter Seals director of program development.
August 25, 2009
More than 500 people from across the Southland are expected to attend the second annual An Evening for Autism event Sept. 12 in Newport Beach. Hosted by local real estate entrepreneur Barry Saywitz, and Tommy Bahama, the event will be at Saywitz’s home in the Belcourt development in Newport Beach. The event will benefit Easter Seals Southern California; Talk About Curing Autism and the Autism Society of America. Proceeds from the event also will benefit the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s autism programs.
June 14, 2011
An autism fundraiser Saturday night raised more than $170,000 for four charities and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. "An Evening for Autism" drew more than 600 community members, athletes, celebrities, politicians and business leaders for a tropical-themed party in the home of Barry Saywitz, president of the Saywitz Co., a Newport Beach real estate brokerage and consulting firm. Saywitz's 7-year-old son was diagnosed with autism at 2 and has graduated from an autism program that will allow him to take classes with "typical" children who have not been diagnosed with the syndrome.