April 6, 2021
This April, Donate More Than Clothes at Goodwill of Orange County Stores — Donate LifeDonate Life CA and Goodwill of OC Team Up for Innovative Donor Registration Initiative
Santa Ana, CA (April 2, 2021): This April for National Organ Donation Month, you can donate more than clothes and gently used items at Goodwill of Orange County stores – you can donate life. Through an innovative partnership between Donate Life CA and Goodwill of Orange County, all Goodwill shoppers and donors will be given the opportunity to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Historically, most people register at the DMV when they get or renew their driver’s license, but this month, they will also be able to easily register as an organ donor when they drop off donations or shop at any Goodwill store in Orange County.
Each day, 20 people in the U.S. die waiting for an organ donation, and there are more than 100,000 people currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. More than 22,000 people, or 20% of the national waiting list, are right here in California. The program, created by local ad agency Casanova//McCann, aims to significantly increase the number of registered organ donors here in O.C.
“We are excited to be part of this initiative and to use our store and donation sites to change lives in a different way this month,” said Nicole Suydam, President and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County. “On average, we see 90,000 donors in April, so we have a unique opportunity to significantly impact the lives of so many in need.”
“California still lags behind the national average of organ donors and our goal is to close that gap,” Jim Martin, CEO, Donate Life CA said.” We are grateful to partner with Goodwill of Orange County, a respected organization that has given us access to a whole new way to register donors.”
“This is our second initiative for Donate Life CA and our first with Goodwill of Orange County, and we couldn’t be more excited about it,” said Ingrid Otero-Smart, President and CEO, Casanova//McCann. “Last time we increased registrations by 19% and it is our goal to beat that number with this initiative”.
About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill of Orange County helps people facing barriers find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride, and dignity. Since its inception in 1924, Goodwill has supported hundreds of thousands of individuals through quality training and education programs, supportive employment services for people with developmental and physical disabilities, on-site job coaching, community integration programs, veteran employment services, and more. The nonprofit operates a collection of 25 retail venues throughout Orange County, including five OC Goodwill Boutiques and its ecommerce platform shopgoodwill.com, to support these life-changing programs and services. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit ocgoodwill.org.
About Donate Life California:
The Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry is the nonprofit, state-authorized organ, eye and tissue donor registry. As a public service, the registry assures that all personal information is kept confidential and stored in a secure database, accessible only to authorized organ and tissue recovery personnel at the time of an actual donation opportunity. The registry is administered by Donate Life California and California’s four nonprofit, federally designated organ recovery organizations: Donor Network West, Lifesharing, OneLegacy and Sierra Donor Services. For more information about Donate Life California; how organ, eye and tissue donation saves and improves lives; and to sign up, please visit www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org or in Spanish at www.doneVIDAcalifornia.org.
Casanova//McCann is one of the leading Hispanic integrated communications agencies in the U.S. and the most awarded Hispanic agency in Cannes the past two years. Founded in 1984, the company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, with N.Y. and Detroit offices. It handles Hispanic advertising and integrated communications services for Fortune 500 clients like Nestlé, Chevrolet, US Postal Service, Cigna, and Coca-Cola, among others. Casanova has been affiliated with Interpublic Group of Companies since 1999 and became a minority, female-owned, in October 2020. For more information about Casanova//McCann, visit www.Casanova.com.
For additional information, contact:
Nicole Morrison (Goodwill of OC) 562-773-9910
Ruy Laredo (Donate Life CA) 916-678-6046
Ingrid Smart (Casanova) 949-300-2967
February 23, 2021
Tierney Center for Veteran Services Honored as Finalist for Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Honors AwardWashington, DC, February 23, 2021 -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced the top 20 finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards. The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round judged exclusively by Medal of Honor recipients. (more…)
February 9, 2021
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY AND SOCALGAS PARTNER TO HELP O.C. SAVE SIGNIFICANTLY ON MONTHLY GAS AND ENERGY BILLSORANGE COUNTY, Calif., February 9, 2021 – Goodwill of Orange County has partnered with Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) to help its customers and team members save money and energy this year.
The partnership brings information about SoCalGas’s Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) bill discount program right to the hands of Orange County Goodwill shoppers and employees – two significant ways for qualifying customers to save on their monthly gas bill and no-cost energy-efficient home improvements. (more…)
January 27, 2021
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY NAMES GREGORY WRIGHT OF EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ANNOUNCES INCOMING BOARD OFFICERSSANTA ANA, Calif. – January 27, 2021 – Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Wright, Senior Director, Research & Development at Edwards Lifesciences, to its respected board of directors. (more…)
December 9, 2020
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY NAMES JUSTIN AYRE OF PIMCO AND ZACHARY PARKER OF REDLINE DETECTION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORSSANTA ANA, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its respected board of directors: Justin Ayre, an executive vice president at PIMCO, and Zachary Parker, President of Redline Detection, a manufacturer of diagnostic test equipment for automotive markets.
April 20, 2020
Goodwill of Orange County Awarded $75,000 from U.S. Bank for COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts
Supports Goodwill’s Collaborative Efforts to Distribute Critically-Needed Food Resources Throughout OC
February 20, 2020
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY NAMES ALLEN GOH AND MICHELLE KORB TO BOARD OF DIRECTORSNew appointees are local leaders in financial and retail industries
October 30, 2019
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY NAMES SUZI BROWN AND DR. ED RODRIGUEZ TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORSSANTA ANA, Calif. – October 30, 2019 – Goodwill of Orange County is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Suzi Brown, Vice President of Communications for Disneyland Resort and Ed Rodriguez, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Golden State Foods.
October 24, 2019
GOODWILL OF ORANGE COUNTY COLLABORATES WITH LOCAL DESIGNER JEFF “YOKI” YOKOYAMA FOR EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTIONLatest Example of How the Nonprofit Continues to Pave the Way in Sustainable Fashion Practices
SANTA ANA, Calif. – October 24, 2019 – In a first of its kind collaboration, Goodwill of Orange County and globally renowned designer and visionary Jeff “Yoki” Yokoyama have partnered to create an exclusive capsule collection of repurposed clothing items. (more…)