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Help OC families in need during the COVID-19 crisis

Update 7/24/2020:

We’ve reached our matching goal! A very big thank you to the Lyons-Smith Foundation and the Homeful Foundation for providing extraordinary matching opportunities for our OC Family to Family Campaign. With their respective matches and the generosity of everyone who donated, we have raised over $1.2 million as a community to help more than 2,400 Orange County families at risk of homelessness.

As there is still a great need to help vulnerable OC families and individuals during the pandemic, any additional donations made to the OC Family to Family Campaign will be directed to our Pandemic Relief Fund. Learn more about the Orange County United Way Pandemic Relief Fund.

Once again, on behalf of the families you have helped, thank you.

Update 6/9/2020:

Thank you so much! With the generous donations of so many in our community and the dollar-for-dollar match by The Lyons-Smith Family Foundation, we are excited to announce that we have reached our initial goal for the OC Family to Family Campaign. One hundred percent of the $1 million raised will directly help 2,000 Orange County families at risk of homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We now have an amazing opportunity to help 400 additional families thanks to a new $100,000 dollar-for-dollar match from the Homeful Foundation. Please join us in building on the momentum by donating and spreading the word to friends and families by sharing our GoFundMe page!

As California continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, we are seeing dire consequences here in Orange County. The public health crisis is causing immediate concerns for all, but the effects of California’s Stay at Home order has resulted in many members of our community losing their jobs or having their work hours severely reduced. This affects their ability to pay rent, or acquire food for their family.

These vulnerable families need our help during this crisis to ensure they are able to maintain their homes, stay healthy, and not fall into homelessness. After all, no one should have to choose between paying rent or food.

Donate to the OC Family to Family Campaign

To ensure we can all help Orange County families who need help quickly, we are launching the OC Family to Family Campaign as part of our Pandemic Relief Fund.

OC Family to Family Campaign lets you directly help a vulnerable family. This means 100% of your gift from your family will go to help a vulnerable Orange County family to pay for essentials so that they don’t fall into homelessness and they can stay safe and healthy.

Your gift will be immediately put toward a $500 emergency debit card and given to a family needing help with rent, food, or utilities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Of course, you could put in $500 yourself – or even connect with extended family members or friends to pool together $500 – to sponsor a full $500 emergency debit card to help a family in need.

During this time of crisis and the requirements of social distancing, we can still come together as a community and help lift up our most vulnerable.

*All terms of this program are subject to change

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