Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We Want To Say "Thank You - Gracias" To Our Friends In The Community

While we are all preparing for our private Thanksgiving Holiday, we wish to take the time to express our gratitude to our friends and supporters.
Here at OCCTAC we already celebrated on October 29, 2009 with our annual COMMUNITY PARTNERS CELEBRATION!
Many of our supporters came to the center to see the kids and teachers in action. We were very happy to show our appreciation with gifts of student art work and by saying "Thank You"!

We give thanks to the SPECIAL FOUNDATIONS that provided funds for our programs, operations and our new building fund!
Ahmanson Foundation, Lisa May
Fender Music Foundation, Morriah Harris
Fieldstone Foundation, Marco Ramirez
Merage Foundation, Alejandro Tovares
Singgod Family Foundation, Mrs. Singgod

We give thanks to our CORPORATE PARTNERS that provided funds for our programs, donated Musical Instruments and Computers!
Banco Popular, Barbara Ingram
Coastal International, Bob Hill
IBM, Todd Flora

We give Thanks to our COMMUNITY PARTNERS for supporting the mission of our center through capacity building funds, collaborations and valuable partnerships!!!
Children & Families Commission of OC, Anna Brendle
City of Santa Ana, Parks & Recreation, Pearl Raya
Junior League of Orange County and Board Members
MANA de Orange County, Nellie Kaninski
Regional Center of Orange County, Rosalinda Lopez
Santa Ana Kiwanis Club, Rocio Brooks
Santa Ana College, Ed Ripley
Santa Ana Police Dept. SAPAAL, Commander Gabelman & Officer Tom Serafin
Santa Ana Work Center, Sandy Barba
SAUSD TPP & Workability Program, Jacqueline Garcia

We give thanks to our special INDIVIDUALS that donated their time to help us with special projects, such as: legal advice, web-site, media, public relations, building and other important donations for our center!
Alim Malik
Ali Shakeri
Dr. America Bracho
Dr. Anoosh Hami
Marion Renk-Rosenthal
Quang Nguyen
Sister Mary Drew
Shawn Monterastelli
Teresa Saldivar

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Please VOTE for us: Chase Community Giving

Dear Friends!

You may have heard about Chase Community Giving. Chase Bank will give a total of 5 million dollars to small local charities such like us. The decision on who gets the funds is made by Facebook votes. Facebook users can sign up to be Chase Community Giving fans. You have 20 votes altogether. Please give us a vote! Thank you so much!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Noche de Altares 2009

"Creating the sugar skulls and art work is always a wonderful experience for our students" exclaims our visual art director Kathryn Forrest. Kathryn and Irene Arellano organized our annual contribution to the Noche de Altares at the Fiesta Plaza in Downtown Santa Ana. A chance for our students and families to celebrate loved ones who have passed. At the same time a wonderful way of celebrating the cultural heritage of Mexico.
Thank you Kathryn and Irene for your hard work!

Please remember us during the Holiday Gift Giving.
Click the link to make a donation.

Thank you so much! Muchisima Gracia!