Browsing Category : Volunteering

Increasing ticket sales for Taste of Huntington Beach with Social Media and Influencer Outreach

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It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about How A Charity Event Leveraged Social Media to Increase Ticket Sales. Okay so it wasn’t yesterday but it was just last year and I was talking about the Taste of Huntington Beach. Well, the annual Taste of Huntington Beach #TasteHB took place again this year on April 24th and guess what…

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Join our team: Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

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My son and I recently attended the American Diabetes Association Orange County’s Team Captain Kick-Off Party at The Bodies Exhibit venue in Buena Park, CA. The event was the kick-off for the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes scheduled for November 7th at Knott’s Berry Farm. We learned a lot about this devastating disease. Did you know that diabetes kills…

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November is American Diabetes Month

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November is Diabetes Month. I know this because a little over a year ago, I became part of the American Diabetes Association of Orange County’s Marketing Committee. It is a volunteer group tasked with spreading the word about the work of the ADA and ultimately, helping stop diabetes. American Diabetes Month is focused on raising awareness and understanding of diabetes,…

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How To Help Those Affected By Super Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

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One of the hardest things about living away from your homeland is not being physically there to help when tragedy strikes. While my immediate family was unharmed by the what is now being called one of the strongest storms in history, my countrymen are reeling.  And from afar, the best I can do is to pray and make a donation.…

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Stop Diabetes : Tour de Cure OC

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The American Diabetes Association envisions a life free of this dreaded disease. The goal of this month is to raise awareness and come together as a community to Stop Diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States alone. According to ada.org: “Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and…

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Save Our Beach

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On the occasion of Twitter’s 7th birthday, I thought I’d share with you a plea from one of the first people I met on Twitter – the awesome Kim Masoner @beachcleanup, who with her husband Steve, organizes beach clean ups under the non-profit they established, Save Our Beach. Here’s Kim’s message: We would love to have your help next month…

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I Helped Build a Playground in One Day

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Last week, I was one of about 200 volunteers from The Smile Generation, who traveled to Phoenix, AZ to build a playground in one day, for a domestic abuse shelter. Working with KaBOOM! and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) , the build was well organized. KaBOOM! is a “national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s Children.” CPLC is a…

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