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10 Things You Can Donate During Spring Cleaning

Declutter Your House and Make a Difference in Your Community! March 20 is the official start of spring, and for many that means kicking off the season by getting some cleaning and organizing done around the house. As you’re figuring out what to keep and what to toss, you may be wondering the best way to dispose of unwanted items. We created a list of things you should consider donating, and various organizations in Orange …

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Update from Giving Children Hope

By working with local schools to fill backpacks with nutritional food for students and their families, Giving Children Hope’s “We’ve Got Your Back” (WGYB) program is helping reduce hunger in Orange and LA counties. With the $25,000 grant awarded by Impact Giving in 2018, WGYB has worked tirelessly to keep stomachs full, even when school Is out. The organization delivers backpacks full of nutritious food each week, with the need continuing to grow. Helping Reduce …

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New Year, New Outlook: Do More Good in 2019

Welcoming a new year is the perfect opportunity to make new choices and set goals for yourself and your family. Whether your resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, reading more books, learning a new skill, or something else entirely, there’s one resolution you won’t regret: giving back to your community. Volunteering can be as big or small a commitment as time allows, but it’s always time worth spending. Not only are you lending a hand …

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An Update from International Orphan Care

In the war-torn country of Afghanistan, there are many children who have lost their parents and have no family to turn to. In many cases, orphanages and vocational schools are their only hope for survival. IOC identified that providing a few essential tools for a very minimal cost would be life transforming. With the $10,000 Impact Giving grant awarded in May 2018, $5,000 will provide 80 “tool kits” (sewing machines or carpentry sets) received at …

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Partner Spotlight: Robin Pierson

At Impact Giving, we love our Partners! Not only do they create a greater financial impact through an annual or monthly donation, many of our Partners also donate their personal resources, creativity, skills and time to help strengthen and grow our organization. We sat down with Partner Robin Pierson, who sponsored our 2017-2018 grant recipient International Orphan Care, to learn more about what draws her to Impact Giving and the inspiration behind her passion for …

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A Toast to Holiday Traditions

For many, the holiday season means honoring traditions new and old. Whether you do something special while trimming the tree, watch a special movie or donate to your favorite non-profit, traditions help make memories that will last a lifetime. We asked our Impact Giving Board Members to share some of their holiday traditions with us and you might be surprised by what they have to say! On the 24th, our immediate family has a dinner …

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Mid-Year Updates from Our Grant Recipients

With a grant period of June 2018 – June 2019, we have officially reached the half-way point with our 2018-2019 grant recipients! We have received some amazing mid-season updates from the six organizations whose grants totaled $130,000. From success with installing solar panels at a school in Afghanistan to feeding hundreds of families in need in Orange County – these updates are proof that our Partners’ contributions are truly making an impact. WISEPlace – $36,000 …

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