Thanksgiving-Themed Event Draws Overflow Crowd
OGCares Foundation, on a mission to develop tomorrow’s international leaders today, held its First Annual Gala Charity “Thanksgiving” Event in Los Angeles, CA on August 28, 2015, raising over $100,000 for the Foundation’s programming.
Named for the idea that the greatest form of giving is Thanksgiving, the inaugural gala had over 400 in attendance, including all the executives from ORGANO™, OG Cares’ corporate partner – Bernie Chua, Founder and CEO; Shane Morand, Co-Founder and Global Master Distributor and Holton Buggs, Executive Vice President of International Sales. The ORGANO™ executives and their wives purchased full tables at twice the cost per person for each of their tables.
The event commenced with a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles, and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, thanking OG Cares and recognizing their “global commitment to develop the children of today into the leaders of tomorrow.” Three videos, focused on the giving and gratitude, were debuted in the Foundation’s honor and further set the mood of the evening. The event included live and silent auctions with a wide variety of items that allowed a majority of attendees to participate – and they did. Pat Tully, auctioneer extraordinaire, successfully captivated the crowd while building the charity momentum of the evening as the Blue Breeze Band entertained attendees into the night. As the evening came to a close, participants had already started forecasting the items for next year’s auctions.
The board of OG Cares thanks everyone for their generosity that allows the organization to fulfill its mission. For more information on OGCares Foundation, please visit http://www.ogcares.org.