For putting pen to paper, raising money for basic necessities and school supplies … Bravo! – Orange County Register
Helping children: Clay Lacy Aviation recently raised $24,000 for Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids, or FLOCK.
At FLOCK’s second annual dinner gala, Clay Lacy auctioned off flights aboard company business jets. Proceeds will provide students who are homeless with shoes, clothing, prescription eyeglasses, school supplies and other necessities.
“These are the items the students request to help improve their daily lives,” FLOCK co-founder Angela Joe said in a release. “These children are without regular daily meals or shelter, and this is the last thing a child should have to worry about.”
FLOCK’s mission is to end the cycle of child homelessness in Orange County. The nonprofit awards scholarships of supplies to children in Fullerton school districts identified as homeless by the McKinney-Vento Act.
“We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support at our fundraiser,” Joe said.
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Beth Davison, left, owner of The Dragonfly Shops & Gardens in Orange, recently hosted a fundraiser for Tustin Youth Shelter, a branch of Community Service Programs, a nonprofit for which she volunteers. (Courtesy of Tustin Youth Shelter)
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A recent dinner gala hosted by Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids raised more than $24,000 for homeless children in Fullerton school districts. FLOCK co-founder Jennifer Gelles, left, and Angela Joe, right, post for a picture with Clay Lacy Aviation Vice President Scott…