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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

As the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center strive to support our community, our commitment relies heavily on nonprofit organizations to carry out programs that address the needs of Southern California. We value community involvement and volunteerism, and encourage our staff members to participate in a variety of opportunities throughout the year. 

At the end of every season, the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center Community Relations Department hold a raffle for all staff members who volunteered at various community events throughout the year. Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center employees earn one entry into the raffle each time that they volunteer. The winners of the raffle receive $500 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Here is an overview of the five charities that our staff winners picked for the 2015-16 Staff Volunteering Raffle:

CHOC Children's Foundation: CHOC Children’s mission is straightforward: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children. That’s why at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, they are dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be there when they need us most—regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

To learn more information about CHOC Children’s Foundation, please visit their website: http://www.choc.org/giving/
 
Jessie Rees Foundation:
Ensure every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up! We fulfill our mission by CONNECTING with families, bringing AWARENESS to their stories, offering them helpful RESOURCES and sending the entire family continual doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.

NEGU was Jessie’s motto and message that she shared with as many people as possible during her courageous fight. NEGU stands for Never Ever Give Up and has become an international symbol of hope to both young and old.

To learn more information about Jessie Rees Foundation, please visit their website: http://www.negu.org/

OC Ronald McDonald House: The Orange County Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comforting "home away from home" for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals. The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center support this charity through their Adopt A Room program as well as hosting the annual Walk for Kids event. 

To learn more information about OC Ronald McDonald House, please visit their website: http://rmhcsc.org/orangecounty/

Paw Prints in the Sand: Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) all- animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals.

They rescue the pets that no one else will - severe medical, abuse and behavioral cases, pregnant pets and their litters, and senior pets. A primary focus of their rescue efforts is on saving pets in kill shelters and giving them a second chance at having a great life!

Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to animals in need, providing them with the utmost care, and helping them learn to love and trust again. They take considerable care in finding the perfect home for our rescue pets and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a pet into their homes and lives.
   
To learn more about Paw Prints in the Sand, please visit their website at http://www.pawprintsinthesand.org/