We are launching our 1st Annual OCCares Benefit Celebration on May 26th, 2013 4:00pm-8:00pm at Orangewood Academy (Orangewood Academy Auditorium, 13732 Clinton Street, Garden Grove, CA 92843). The key performers wil be Contemporary Christian Artists Charmaine and Jonathan Thulin presenting their Love War Tour concert. We will also have local guest performers. Please visit our Event page for details.
OCCares is an all volunteer organization that has a vision of promoting Unity, Charity and Compassion.
- Unity by working together towards a common goal with people from various denominational, social and cultural backgrounds.
- Charity by enhancing the work of existing non-profit organizations that are committed to helping those in need in Orange County.
- Compassion by inspiring our children to love others and to use their time, talents and gifts to make this world a better place.
About The Benefiting Organizations
- Dr. Ribas Health Club (www.drribashealthclub.org): Dr. Riba's Health Club provides comprehensive programs aimed at prevention and treatment of overweight, obesity, diabetes and Failure to Thrive conditions.
- Giving Children Hope (www.gchope.org): Giving Children Hope serves those in the cycle of poverty by providing them with the basic necessities of life to instill hope and dignity to their lives.
- The Joyful Child Foundation (www.thejoyfulchild.org): The Joyful Child Foundation's goal is to prevent crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities
The Supporting Organizations
- Garden Grove SDA Church
- South OC Church
- Southland Ballet Academy
- CDM Guitar and Music Academy
- Pacific Conservatory
- Guard A Heart
The featured performers:
- Charmaine & Jonathan Tulin with "Love War Tour"
- Dancers from Southland Ballet Academy
- Galvantics (Band of Friends)
- Elise Newen Vocal
- Sanctuary Drama
- Andrea Thomas Monologue
- Surprise Acts
- Dr. Tracy Kemble: Writer, Speaker, Counselor and Founder of the WIN (Women In Need) Foundation and the Mrs Globe Pageant.
- Pastor Garrett Speyer: Youth pastor of Garden Grove SDA Church and Founder of "The Way" ministry
If you would like to join our OCCares Event Planning Committee, volunteer at the event, or become our supporting organization, corporate sponsor or in-kind donor or media sponsor, please call Dr. Katherine Ahn at 714-756-0066. We also welcome elected officials to join our event. Please see details under the Event section of our website.