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December 22, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4275
What seemed like a routine meeting with a corporate sponsor turned out to be a windfall for the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center on Tuesday. James Swegle, regional vice chairman of Safeco, a Seattle-based insurance company, presented the nonprofit group with a surprise $5,000 check. Safeco also presented Kathy McCarrell, executive director of the center, with a Rudy Award for her work as a "special beacon of community light."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4275
What seemed like a routine meeting with a corporate sponsor turned out to be a windfall for the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center on Tuesday. James Swegle, regional vice chairman of Safeco, a Seattle-based insurance company, presented the nonprofit group with a surprise $5,000 check. Safeco also presented Kathy McCarrell, executive director of the center, with a Rudy Award for her work as a "special beacon of community light."
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January 26, 2000 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center will present its social worker of the year award to Helen Grohman-Collins on Feb. 16. Grohman-Collins, a resident of Dove Canyon, will be given the award at the Volunteer Recognition Evening being sponsored by the Adopt a Social Worker Program. For more information, call the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center at (949) 722-1107.
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March 14, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and SUSAN DEEMER
Anaheim Hills Rotary Club President Joseph Serina and fellow member Frank McGowen recently accepted an award from the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. The club was honored for its efforts on behalf of the center's Adopt a Social Worker program. The program teams more than 60 religious congregations, civic organizations and businesses with child protective services social workers to provide resources for impoverished children and their families. Program information: (714) 722-1107.
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October 3, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center needs volunteers to work with its Welcome Baby Program, which teams first-time parents with role models. Mentors meet with young mothers and fathers of limited financial means who have no experience raising children. The purpose is to prevent child abuse. Bilingual volunteers in particular are needed. A training class for volunteers is scheduled for Oct. 7 and 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The center is at 2482 Newport Blvd., Suite 7, Costa Mesa.
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July 16, 1997
The Exchange Club of La Habra has been honored by the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center for its efforts to improve the lives of neglected and abused children. The club raises funds that are used to combat child abuse and teenage pregnancy in North County. It particularly focuses on young parents in La Habra, Fullerton and Buena Park. One of the club's programs matches teen parents with volunteers who teach parenting skills and child development. Sessions are Wednesdays at 7:10 p.m.
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August 14, 1997
The county's United Way has started distributing more than $1.4 million to local programs and services providing affordable care for children. United Way officials estimate the funds will help more than 149,000 children through the 23 local health and human service agencies targeted for the money. The funded services include an emphasis on programs for early childhood health and development, and parenting education.
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October 26, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
On Nov. 7, residents will have the option of voting for two City Council write-in candidates in addition to the two incumbents on the ballot. Ronald Chandler, a taxi driver, and Fernando Gutierrez, manager of Adopt-a-Social Worker program with the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, have qualified as official write-in candidates. Both had taken out papers to have their names on the ballot, but lacked enough signatures from registered voters.
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September 30, 1998 | LINN GROVES and CHRIS CEBALLOS
An attorney from Costa Mesa was recently elected president of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center's board of directors. Jane Grillot Kearl, who said she was looking for a way to give back to the community, began working with the organization three years ago after registering with the Orange County Volunteer Center. The center is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to work in homes where children are at risk of abuse and neglect.
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June 15, 1999 | KATHRYN BOLD
The event: "An Evening of Latin Entertainment," the first-ever black-tie gala staged by the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. The center's formal fund-raiser took place Thursday at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach. Fiesta wear: In keeping with the gala theme, many of the 300 guests showed up in Latin-style formal wear.
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