Generation Give, an Orange County based nonprofit organization that supports charities focused on children’s education, feeding the hungry and relieving suffering from disease, held its third annual event during the Big Game last Sunday. The “Super Celebration” event raised more than $15,000 for three local non-profits. Held at the Mission Viejo Country Club, board members of Generation Give welcomed over 200 attendees and promoted three charities that are making a difference in the communities they serve. The event also served as a grassroots effort to launch “Charity Championship Sunday” during the Big Game.
The Super Celebration included complimentary food, drinks and live music along with the Big Game shown on four 80” HD flat screens. Exciting opportunity drawings and silent auctions were held with great prizes such as a Napa getaway and wine experience, sports tickets, jewelry, original art and more. Generation Give covered all of the event costs as part of its goal to ensure that all donations go directly to work for the intended charity. 100% of the funds raised on Sunday will be donated to support South County Outreach, California Parkinson’s Group, and The SMART Foundation.
South County Outreach (SCO), based in Lake Forest, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hunger and homeless prevention services to families in crisis in South Orange County. SCO helps the underemployed and the unemployed reach self-sufficiency through a number of services including a food pantry, transitional housing, computer training, homeless prevention counseling and more. California Parkinson’s Group (CPG) is a mostly Orange County based nonprofit that supports patients, spouses, families and friends affected by a diagnosis of early onset Parkinson’s. Through dialogue, education and involvement in the medical research community, CPG hopes to raise the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s and aid in the research and cure of the disease. The SMART Foundation, based in Laguna Hills, is dedicated to assuring that music and the arts remain an important part of all children’s education, helping students achieve a life path of success and significance.
“Generation Give supports children’s education, feeding the hungry and relieving suffering from disease,” said Glenn Schmitt, director of Generation Give. “We live our philosophy of ‘Global Causes – Local Impact’ by identifying and working with organizations that make a meaningful difference in a specific community. This year we’re also beginning a grassroots effort to turn this all American day into Charity Championship Sunday. We envision other communities across the country holding similar events next year during the Big Game to support their local nonprofits and charities.”
The local community can become involved with Generation Give in several ways. If interested in championing a cause that the non-profit can support through their matching program,* please visit the website for details or call 949.667.1436. Other opportunities include leading a fundraiser that Generation Give can support or by making a contribution to its charitable fund at www.gen-give.com. To find out how to begin a Charity Championship Sunday event for next year’s Big Game in your community, contact Generation Give at email@example.com.
About Generation Give
Generation Give is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Orange County, Calif. The non-profit matches the donations of individuals or groups in support of organizations that educate children, feed the hungry, and provide treatment for the sick. The board of directors of Generation Give determines the level of matching funds for each event or cause and 100 percent of donations are given to the selected charities. Generation Give’s board of directors include local businessmen Glenn Schmitt, president of MarkeTeam Inc., a beverage marketing agency based in Mission Viejo; Andrew Oberweger, senior director of information technologies at Strottman, a sales premium and promotional agency based in Irvine and Alan Fronke, a financial consultant at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans with offices in Mission Viejo. For additional information about Generation Give, please visit www.gen-give.com.
*Generation Give’s board of directors determines the level of matching funds for each event/cause.