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Orange County Sorority Members and a CSUF Graduate Student Team Up to Support a Local Non-Profit Organization

On April 24th, 2014 at Orange High School, local undergraduates and a graduate student (CSUF) teamed up to put on a new event to benefit Camp Fire Orange County (a local chapter of Camp Fire USA). The event raised over $4K and awareness for the organization.

Orange, CA, May 01, 2014 --( Undergraduate students from California State University, Fullerton, UC Irvine and Chapman University showed their support for their sorority’s national philanthropy last Thursday night. About 20 girls from Gamma Phi Beta chapters across the county showed up to volunteer at the first annual “Find Your Spark” Charity Event and Auction. This event was created and organized by Gamma Phi Beta and Chapman University Alumnus and CSUF graduate student, Lindsay Nault. Graduate students in the Professional Communications track at CSUF are asked to team up with a local non-profit organization for their final project. Due to the history with Gamma Phi and Camp Fire, Lindsay thought it was the ideal organization to work with on her project.

“When I approached Camp Fire with the idea to create a new event, they were very receptive,” said Lindsay. “Camp Fire was in need of more public exposure and I wanted to come up with a unique event that could raise awareness for the wonderful programs they provide to the economically disadvantaged youth in Orange County.”

About “Find Your Spark” Charity Event and Auction
“Find Your Spark” was started to raise awareness for Camp Fire Orange County as well as raise funds to support it. Camp Fire’s new “spark” logo was the inspiration behind it. A spark is what motivates a person succeed in life. Guests were invited to discover what motivates them and take a picture with their own spark.

The event also featured refreshments, a silent auction and a raffle where guests had the chance to win ceramic flower pots designed by youth participating in Camp Fire ceramics classes and photographs taken by youth in the Camp Fire photography classes. Displays allowed guests to learn about Camp Fire OC programs including After School Connection, a program that provides a positive and structured environment to middle school youth and Contemporary Adolescent Relationship Education (C.A.R.E.) which addresses social pressures and teaches teens how to face them.

Camp Fire alumni shared their stories of struggle and the tools Camp Fire gave them so that they could overcome them. Also, Miss City of Orange 2014, Gabrielle Boyadjian appeared to show her support.

Held at 6pm at Orange High School on April 24th, 2014, the first annual event raised over $4,000 for Camp Fire programs and supplies.

About Gamma Phi Beta and Camp Fire
Gamma Phi Beta has collaborated with Camp Fire USA since 2002. Both organizations are committed to bettering the lives of youth around the country.

About Camp Fire USA
Camp Fire is one of the nation’s oldest and leading non-profit youth development organizations. Founded in 1910, (formerly Camp Fire Girls) Camp Fire currently serves nearly 750,000 boys and girls across the nation. Camp Fire provides co-ed programs in hundreds of communities across the United States.

About Camp Fire Orange County
Chartered in 1956, Camp Fire Orange County is a coeducational youth development organization that has been helping young people to become better stewards of their community, their world, and themselves. Programs include after school enrichment, family life education, teen programs, and summer camp. Our mission is to build caring, confident youth and future leaders through coed programs that strengthen the individual, the family, and the Orange County community.
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