OCCTAC News - December 2020
HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2020!
OCCTAC’s 2020 celebrations looked a little different this year, but thanks to our generous community partners we were able to spread some holiday magic!
Thank you to Friends Church of Yorba Linda and Jon Egger for their amazing donation of 130 Bags of Love filled with toys, art supplies, toiletries and handwritten notes of love and encouragement. On Friday, December 18, we held a COVID-safe drive-thru holiday distribution in our parking lot for OCCTAC students and participants. It was a BEAUTIFUL THING to see the look on the faces of families in our community and the JOY on kids’ faces as they received their Christmas gifts.
Thank you to the City of Santa Ana for donating 200 bags of groceries to our EISOA senior adults and OCCTAC families for the holidays. We are so grateful for your love and support during this time of need in our community. Thank you, Friends Church and the City of Santa Ana, you give us great joy!
OCCTAC Holiday Highlights
OCCTAC students created beautiful holiday cards for our local frontline healthcare workers!
LA MARIPOSA Public Premiere on Dec. 1, 2020
LA MARIPOSA’S “Roger Ram” makes a special holiday appearance
EISOA Feliz Navidad celebrations
A Giving Tuesday Success!
We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to our Giving Tuesday fundraiser this year. Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $20,000 so far! As we transition to year-end, please consider donating to OCCTAC and help us with our mission to provide innovative, artistic, educational and therapeutic programs that inspire and transform children, at-risk youth, and their families to fulfill their highest potential.
You Can Help OCCTAC Today! Become a Donor
Did you know that when you donate, you are improving your own health as well? A study by the University of Oregon found that donating activates the pleasure center in your brain. Voluntary donations are especially pleasurable and improve your happiness, joy, and contentment! OCCTAC is forever grateful to our Supporters and Community Partners! Their donations and support continue to help our Arts Center grow and bring opportunities to our families and community, and you can be part of this as well!
Please help OCCTAC by sharing our Social Media links, liking our page, sharing our events and donating to our center! Find out how by clicking on the link below:
Donate with Amazon Smile!
You can help OCCTAC today by donating money, choosing to donate on a recurring basis, or by designating “Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center” as your charity when purchasing through Amazon via their Amazon Smile program at www.smile.amazon.com. Here are the simple steps to designate OCCTAC as your charitable organization to receive a portion of the purchase price:
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select “Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
If you already use Amazon Smile for another charity, you can change your charity to "Orange County Therapeutic Arts" on your Amazon Smile home page.
We appreciate you and your continued support of OCCTAC’s mission to provide innovative, artistic, educational and therapeutic programs that inspire and transform children, at-risk youth, adults and their families to fulfill their highest potential.