With the sole purpose to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s “High School Bigs” mentoring program, Angelitos de Oro generously donated $285,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC during a special presentation held last month at Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.
A volunteer women’s auxiliary group for the benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Angelitos de Oro has donated more than $4.8 million since its inception in 1961.
This latest $285,000 donation was made possible through funds raised during the 2013 Angelitos Card program as well as from personal donations from Angelitos members.
A partnership between Angelitos and South Coast Plaza, the Angelitos Card program consists of select boutiques and restaurants at South Coast Plaza offering a discount to Angelitos cardholders for one week in October. The card can be purchased for $60, and proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. The 2014 Angelitos Card program will be held Oct. 9 – 15.
A nonprofit organization that helps youth to realize their potential and build their futures, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County provides over 2,000 children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships to change their lives for the better. Youth (“Littles”) are matched with volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on their lives.
“We are deeply grateful for the incredible support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County has received from Angelitos de Oro over the past 53 years,” said Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. “This incredible auxiliary of Orange County women is one of our biggest supporters and has truly made a lasting impact on local at-risk youth in need of mentorships.”