Category Archives: Financial Empowerment

OCUF Spreads Holiday Cheer & Uplift To Families In Need

Agents of OCUF gathered at Christ Second Baptist Church for worship service and to spread holiday cheer and uplift to families in need of support.
Byron Melton presented checks totaling $1,500 to families in need on behalf of OCUF.  Byron addressed the congregation and stated....
"OCUF thanks you and appreciate the opportunity to serve this community."
Christ Second Baptist is led by Senior Pastor, Welton Pleasant. The church identified several families facing challenging situations and OCUF stepped up with financial support during this season of giving. The families were very appreciative and expressed their gratitude.

OCUF participated in the FCI annual golf tournament Monday October 31st.  This was a well-attended event with a full day of golf. Former Lakers Shooting Guard Byron Scott was the celebrity key-note speaker to kick things off before the 1st tee.

Forgotten Children, Inc. (FCI) is a 501c (3) organization that fights the victimization of women and girls through an anti-human trafficking campaign. The vision is to empower and equip individuals, families and communities by breaking the cycle of sexual exploitation through partnerships and community awareness. They provide outreach, education, and housing for victims of human trafficking.

By choosing to contribute to these efforts, supporters of the Foundation played 18 holes of golf and were recognized as Platinum sponsors for FCI. Our sponsorship of $15,000 go towards building and renovating safe house for human trafficking victims throughout Southern California.  We are proud of our partnership with FCI and this social action initiative is something we can build on into the future, next year's tournament will be held at the same location on Monday November 6th 2023.

This event was in collaboration with  Dr. Gabriella Jones.  The event was held at the Lincoln Experience Center (LEC) within Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA.

Mrs. Andree Smalls the Director of Operations at LEC. This was our inaugural event for what will hopefully become another annual signature program for the chapter. Thank you to volunteer Jamie McCallop who was one of the originators of the concept to conduct this event designed to honor our Veterans by providing professional business attire for those transitioning from active military to civilian careers. 

 Mr. McCallop is still on active duty in the US Army and recently transitioned from Southern California (via Kansas) to North Carolina.

Thank you once again Mr. McCallop for your service! 

We collected numerous articles of clothing that will be distributed through our community partner:

Working Wardrobes 

Volunteer Alvin Hayes and his jazz trio set the tone with several outstanding sets of excellent music.  Food was catered by Medocino Farms.  Special thanks to all that supported this event with donations and attendance. Our efforts will be appreciated by Veterans and others in need.