Congrats to Making a Difference for being honored as an outstanding team of volunteers!
Team Name: Making a Difference
Team Members: Celeste Rothstein, Rich Crafton, Allie Dulaney, Paul Diniakos, Linda Ellison, Jacqueline Song, Mike Dyakon, Connie Schueller, Joanne Ferris, Yasuko Furuya, Paula Banks, Ladelle Diniakos, Christine Rivera and Jennifer Craycraft
Nominating Organization: Senn Delaney
Honoree Category: Corporate
Why Nominated: Senn Delaney has been active in community service since its incorporation in 1978; in 2009, they formed the Making a Difference team to focus the organization’s efforts on serving both local and global communities. Senn Delaney moved its headquarters to Huntington Beach in 2012 and has been active in Orange County community service efforts since that time.
In 2014, Making a Difference contacted OneOC with a desire to donate a work day at a Habitat for Humanity build site. As a result of that collaboration, 14 Senn Delaney teammates were sent to a site in Cypress in October to paint, dig, and haul materials to prepare five townhomes for move-in by local Habitat families.
In December, the team adopted a family for the holidays through Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa and raised over $1500 to fulfill all the family’s needs AND the items on their “wish lists”. In addition, we provided gift cards for a local supermarket and shoe store.
Through its internal awards process and other efforts, Senn Delaney has also provided significant monetary donations to local, national and global charities, including Share Our Selves, Children Today in Long Beach, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Jessie Rees Foundation (NEGU – Never Ever Give Up), Enlace’s Project Milagro, and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We have also supported OneOC’s Spirit of Volunteerism for the last several years, and are proud to support it again in 2015!
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