Monday, April 25, 2011

SPECIAL BULLETIN - Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center - April 25, 2011

**For Immediate Release**


April 25, 2011

Media Contact:

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center 949-955-0054
Beth Koenig; bethko@gmail.com

LOCAL CHARITY, ORANGE COUNTY DEAF ADVOCACY CENTER, NEEDS AREA SUPPORT IN EFFORT
TO WIN $500,000 FROM CHASE
COMMUNITY GIVING


Area residents can make a huge impact by voting through the Chase Community
Giving program


SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA – Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center , a non-profit
working to make life better for people with disabilities is competing with
charities nationwide for donations ranging from $20,000 to $500,000 through the
Chase Community Giving program.
Residents can help in the effort to ensure their favorite charity's success by
simply voting for Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
through the Chase Community Giving program running on the Facebook platform.


Through the utilization of the social media networks, the Chase Community Giving
program has already directed more
than $10 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to
bring positive change across the nation into
the hands of some of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is
being continued into this spring -
giving 200 additional charities, including Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.


"Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is constantly striving to strengthen our
community by helping people with disabilities get the access to all aspects of
our society. Receiving even $20,000 would be an unbelievable
opportunity to ensure the great work of this organization continues in the
Southern California area," said Deaf Blind Services Director, Beth Koenig.


The spring 2011 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to
benefit 501c3 charities with operating
expenses between $1 and $10 million. During Round 1, the Top 100 eligible
charities with the most votes receive
$25,000. During Round 2, the eligible charity with the most votes receives
$500,000 and the remaining 24 top charities
earn amounts ranging from $20,000 through $400,000. More than $5 million
dollars will be distributed to top vote
getters. Charities previously awarded grants through Chase Community Giving are
not eligible for the spring 2011
program.


Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is competing with thousands of charities
across the country for awards from Chase. With the
support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, Orange County Deaf
Advocacy Center has the opportunity to get much needed
resources to implement big changes.


"Without Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center's help, my family and I would have
never found an accessible place to live after they closed the hotel," said Maria
Banuelos.


How You Can Help


You can help Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center win up to $500,000 by simply
"Liking" the Chase Community Giving program at:
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and casting your vote to help
determine this spring's winners at
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/330806007-ocdac?src=char\
ity_share
.


If you have questions about Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center or would like to
get involved, please contact bethko@gmail.com or call 949-955-0054.


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About Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center provides services for disabled
individuals and their families in our community who need help in navigating the
social services maze. Every day people go without proper food, shelter, and
essential medical care every day due to a variety of factors including low
wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic violence, or divorce. While
all of us are susceptible to hard times, disabled individuals are at the most
risk. With the generous support of people like you, we are able to help many of
these families and individuals not only to meet essential daily needs, but to
work toward a brighter future with programs in job training, education,
counseling, elderly assistance, and temporary housing.

About Chase Community Giving

Chase Community Giving is a program inspiring a new way of corporate
philanthropy by letting participants vote to help
determine which non profits will receive donations from Chase's philanthropy
funds. The program is giving away over
$5 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including arts and
culture; education and youth development;
environment; animal welfare; health and social services; community development;
medical research and awareness;
recreation and sports; and international development.