Show Your Love for PBS SoCaL during iheartoc!

Posted by Jillian Tempesta on
A PBS SoCaL staff member leads kids in a digital math exercise

How do you celebrate your birthday if you’re a foundation that helps people support their favorite causes? You decide to raise $2 million for Orange County nonprofits, including PBS SoCaL! In honor of its 25th birthday, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) is super-charging local giving by hosting the county’s first-ever giving day on April 21-22, 2015. Read on to learn how to spread the word, donate to the station, use your iheartoc gift card, and win surprise grants for PBS SocaL. You can visit PBS SoCaL's Education Blog to learn how your support will help children succeed in school.

How to donate to PBS SoCaL during the Orange County Community Foundation's iheartoc Giving Day

What is a Giving Day?

An online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure and start new relationships, and for people in Orange County to show their love for their favorite local nonprofits. 

How is iheartoc special? 

Each donation to PBS SoCaL will make the station eligible for awards and prizes from OCCF's $500,000 bonus pool. Other California cities have already proved the impact of Giving Days. The San Diego Community Foundation raised $2.8 million for their city's nonprofits, and in Sacramento, nonprofits received $3 million to support their work.

 How does it work?

  • The event will run from 6 a.m. on April 21 – noon April 22, 2015.
  • Donations will be made through each organization's online portal.
  • The minimum donation is $25. There is no maximum.
  • Funding will be made available through bonus awards and prizes to increase the impact of your charitable donations.

I received an iheartoc gift card. How do I use it?

Register your gift card here and follow the instructions. OCCF will send you an email on April 21st to remind you to redeem it. To kickstart the Giving Day, OCCF loaded this gift card with $25 dollars that you can transfer to the nonprofit of your choice.

I can't donate, but I want to help!

Encourage your friends and family to donate by sharing this link to PBS SoCaL's giving page:! You can also tell us how PBS SoCaL has impacted you on Facebook and Twitter by posting @PBSSoCaL with the hashtag #iheartoc, and we'll share your posts. 

Thanks for supporting PBS SoCaL!