OCCares Holiday Celebration & Benefit Concert

Become Part of the Solution

“Impacting the world through compassion”

OCCares is a non-profit organization comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to raising up socially conscious youth through Project Y, a social Entrepreneurship Program designed for our youth.

Video highlights from previous events:

OCCares Walk Vision Video

OCCares Entertainer's Invitation to Join Video

Dr. Katherine Ahn & Mike Learakos on KCAL9


  • Event Program & Coordination (Leads: Sana Mirza Kwok & Michelle French)
  • Event Area Set-up and Clean-up, parking & security (Leads:  Sana Mirza Kwok & Michelle French)
  • Food Trucks, Food Sampling Tables,...(Leads:  Sana Mirza Kwok & Michelle French)
  • Kids Zone & Health Zone (Leads:  Sana Mirza Kwok & Michelle French)
  • Event Chair:  Andrew Bui
  • Social Media (Lead: Joanna Nguyen)
  • PR & Marketing (Leads: Dori Coetzee & Mary Ann Pederson)
  • Promotional Video (Director: Mernoosh Kiani)
  • Photography (Lead:                       )
  • Donations (Leads: All members)
  • Sponsors:  Corporate, In-kind, Underwriting (Leads: Ken August & Mike Kim)
  • On-line Registration & Team Challenge (Leads: Karen Thomas & Katherine Ahn)
  • On-site Registration, Greeting, Donations & Gift Bags (Lead:  MaryAnn Pedersen)
  • Volunteer & Sponsor Tables (Lead: Anita Gibson) 
  • Beverage (Lead: Angella Voskanian)         


Volunteers from 2013 1st Annual OCCARES Event: 

Angela Leou, Lesieli Tameifuna, Monica Ulrich, Monique Tracy, Paula Hollmon, Hannah Leou, Rachel Leou, Andrew Tolan, Danny Jaureguy, Griselda Jaureguy, Sol Pereza, Mia Gayle, Danny Zavala, Damaris Salazar, Erica Ranzolin, Sarah Galvan, Amy Kim, Ernest Olivar, Liana Chie, Melina Casto, Jasmine Zhao, Edward Hong, Rachel Zhang, Michelle Ni, Sabrina Wu, Abigail Kim, Andrea Thomas, Eileen Gradilla, Marisol Alvarez, Alex Thomas, Aimee Alvarez, Holly Hosttester, Oscar Olivarrio

If you volunteered for our event and your name is not listed on this page, please email us at info@occares.org and give us your name and which area you volunteered in so we can have an accurate list of volunteers. Thank you so much for your support. 


OCCares is a 501c3 organization (46-2864414)