I’ve been involved with the Children’s Bureau in Orange County for more than 20 years. Children’s Bureau aims to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. Its mission is to protect vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy. I first became involved when I attended one of their events and was hooked by the mission. Soon after, I began volunteering, first at their events and later as a board member, and have continued ever since.
Last month, I was honored to chair the annual Children’s Bureau Summer Soiree, a truly inspiring evening celebrating children and the importance of family and community to their future success. With savory cuisine, exclusive auction items, games, dancing and more, it is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Orange County chapter, and this year’s event raised nearly $200,000 to help fund essential programs. In addition, this year the Disneyland Resort was honored for its longstanding support of the Children’s Bureau.
It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to work with such a quality organization with such an important mission. The kids in our communities will grow up to be our next generation of leaders – whether they be teachers, police officers, or Disneyland Resort cast members. With the help of the Children’s Bureau, they are getting the emotional foundation to be successful adults.
I truly appreciate that Disney is so supportive, both of the organization and my board service.
Manager, Public Affairs