Congrats to Laura Riva for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: The Allergan Foundation
Honoree Category: Human & Community
Why Nominated: Laura Riva Executive Secretary, Treasury a 33-year Allergan employee, Laura Riva can always be counted on to help when a good cause is involved. She supports a number of groups, including 16 years of participation in CHOCWalk, and regular toy and gift donations at holiday time for Think Together, OC Military Families, and Gifts of Love. But her deepest support is shared with StandUp for Kids, a national nonprofit organization that provides critical outreach services, and helps rescue at-risk youth and homeless street kids. Every weekend, Laura frequents local garage sales, searching for sleeping bags, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, backpacks, toiletries and various other items to donate to the organization. “I learned what a great organization StandUp for Kids is when my son was a street counselor with the group,” she says. “When he left for college, I decided to continue helping.”
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