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Healthy Day of Action

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Memorial Park

2102 S. Flower Street

Santa Ana, CA 92707

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Families with children are invited to engage in active play, including hula hoop contests, basketball games, relay races and more. Free and healthy lunch will be provided to the first 100 guests.The Health Day of Caring aims to highlight the work United Way is doing in the Community to advance our 10 year goal to reduce childhood obesity.

Why:

Children are naturally drawn to active outdoor play, a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development. Play allows children to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. The positive benefits of outdoor play are many, and advocating for a healthy, active lifestyle is critical for a child’s success.

United Way has set a goal to increase the number of healthy Orange County youth by one-third by 2024. Educating families and especially young people about protecting their health, as well as the importance of developing healthy eating habits, lifestyles and skills, is essential in reaching this goal. In some OC neighborhoods, the childhood obesity rate is as high as 51%. We hope to target these at-risk and threatened populations to create a healthier Orange County.

How to be involved:

We have three ways for you to be involved:

  • Volunteer Join as a volunteer for the day of the event. You'll be assisting with registration, leading activities, handing out prizes and having fun! Click the Tickets button and selected the "Volunteer FREE" option. The event is from 9:30am - 1:00pm; we are asking volunteers to commit to 8:30am - 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided. **Please note that our volunteer option is currently maxed out**

  • Online Financial Donation: Your monetary gift will be used to purchase the sports equipment that will be given away. To make your donation, click the Tickets button and select either of the options available. The additional fee listed next to each item helps us cover the credit card processing fees.

  • Drop Off Donation: Donate sports equipment that will be given away to children participating at the event. Drop off your donations at Orange County United Way's lobby (18012 Mitchell South, Irvine, CA) during business days from 8:30am - 5:00pm. The last day to donate is June 16, 2017.

For more information, please contact Kautrina Morgan kautrinam@unitedwayoc.org or 949-263-6111.

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2102 S. Flower Street

Santa Ana, CA 92707

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