Orange County United Way

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Orange County United Way hosted the 19th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast on May 19, raising nearly $500,000 to support initiatives targeting poverty and housing instability in underserved neighborhoods in Orange County. More than 650 community leaders attended and tuned in for the event, making it one of the most …continue reading

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Orange County United Way announced that Andrew Fahmy has been named the Executive Director for its United for Financial Security initiative. He will serve as the lead spokesperson for the initiative and oversee public awareness, advocacy, and signature programmatic strategies that help Orange County families address immediate challenges and set …continue reading

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Orange County United Way is seeking approximately 500 volunteers to participate in its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low-income families prepare their tax returns. VITA powers the OC Free Tax Prep campaign each year as part of Orange County United Way’s United for Financial Security Initiative, …continue reading

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Orange County United Way’s OC Free Tax Prep program served close to 12,000 clients throughout Orange County this year – playing a vital role in assisting individuals and families in keeping their hard-earned money after a particularly challenging financial year. A Snapshot of 2021 Outcomes 11,913 clients served throughout Orange …continue reading

Orange County United Way is once more offering free tax preparation and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families through its popular OC Free Tax Prep program, a United for Financial Security Initiative. OC Free Tax Prep was established in 2005 to help qualifying individuals keep more of …continue reading

featured graphic for a pre-Thanksgiving meal sponsored by United Way Orange County and Magnolia School District during COVID-19

On November 16, Los Angeles Chargers football player Casey Hayward partnered with Orange County United Way and Magnolia School District to host a Pre-Thanksgiving Meal drive-through event for low-income families with students at Jonas E. Salk Elementary School in Anaheim through his charity, Hayward’s Hands Foundation. The Georgia-based organization, founded …continue reading

UniHealth Foundation has committed $350,000 to support Orange County United Way’s Pandemic Relief efforts, which support low-income individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness, the current Orange County population experiencing homelessness, low-income students, and partner non-profits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re grateful for UniHealth Foundation’s generous …continue reading

Orange County United Way announced that with generous donations from Orange County community members and a $500k dollar-for-dollar match by The Lyons-Smith Family Foundation, the ‘OC Family to Family’ Campaign goal of $1M has been met. Dedicated solely to homelessness prevention efforts, one hundred percent of the $1 Million raised …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a historic milestone in Orange County’s commitment to end homelessness, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris presented a check for $2.9 million to the Orange County United Way to fund housing for Orange County’s veterans experiencing homelessness. Governor Gavin Newsom approved the one-time funding as part of the 2019-20 California State Budget. …continue reading