SOURCE: Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators
SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - With approximately 35,000 homeless people in Orange County, thousands of families will be helped by volunteers of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (OC-ALA) at the Illumination Foundation Health Care Expo on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital located at 654 Camino de los Mares in San Clemente.
OC-ALA volunteers will participate in a day of serving the under-served OC population, to include vision exams, medical treatment, flu vaccinations, cholesterol and glucose checks, as part of the OC-ALA Community Connection program, a community service initiative that encourages the legal community to work together for local causes.
Throughout the summer and fall, OC-ALA has supported the Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses the crisis of homelessness in OC, through charitable events, including:
- Backpack Drive supporting Illumination Foundation children. Drop-off locations were hosted at major OC law firms including Hodel Briggs Winter LLP and Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto. OC-ALA donated over 150 backpacks.
- Silent Auction, October 9-11, 2012 at the ALA Region 5 and 6 Conference and Expo. Auction proceeds will benefit the Illumination Foundation. The auction will be held in the Exhibit Hall, which features ALA business partner products and services: http://www.alanet.org/region56/conf/Reg56Brochure.pdf
- Health Care Expo, November 4, 2012. A collaboration with the Illumination Foundation and several OC service organizations for a free health exposition at Saddleback Memorial Hospital: http://www.ifhomeless.org/news-events
"With approximately 28,000 children in Orange County living in unstable housing conditions, it was an honor for OC-ALA to support the Illumination Foundation in its recent backpack drive to prepare homeless children for the upcoming school year," said OC-ALA President Carolyn France. "It was a rewarding experience to partner with the Foundation for this worthwhile cause."
For more, contact:
Carolyn France, OC-ALA President, firstname.lastname@example.org, (949)450-4428,
Sheryl Overman of the Illumination Foundation, email@example.com.
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS (OC-ALA): OC-ALA is a membership association that provides educational and networking opportunities to improve the quality and competency of legal administrators. OC-ALA has more than 145 members in the Orange County Area and is a chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, which consists of over 10,000 members worldwide. http://www.orangecountyala.org/
ABOUT THE ILLUMINATION FOUNDATION: The Illumination Foundation is a nonprofit organization that addresses the crisis of homelessness in Orange County through integrated services. http://www.ifhomeless.org