Partner Spotlight

Highlighting Volunteers, Organizations, and Partners

  • Dan & Susan Ouweleen

    Dan & Susan Ouweleen Rotary Club of Fullerton: Project Shield Community Spotlight A huge thank you to both Dan and Susan Ouweleen for their exceptional leadership to oversee the Project Shield effort that began mid-March in response to a conversation with St Judes and their needs for protective masks. The Rotary District 5320 collectively raised […]

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  • Alexis Kalugin

    Alexis Kalugin Volunteer of the Month Alexis came to OC United as a senior looking to graduate from Biola with a Marketing degree. She came as a Love Fullerton Intern and also worked with our Marketing and Communications to complete her senior Marketing project. What drew us in was her compassionate heart for those in […]

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  • U.J. Namkung

    U.J. Namkung Volunteer of the Month Uyn is the Marry Poppins of resources. She has been such a gift to our team in relation to helping our clients find scholarships, educational programs, and jobs. Not only is Uyn resourceful, tenacious, and enthusiastic, but she has a heart of gold. Before getting into the practical details […]

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  • ReIgnite Hope

    ReIgnite Hope Community Spotlight We recently celebrated the graduation of two of our Jobs for Life graduates, Marc Boucher and Robert Andrews, from a welding training program. The program, offered by Reignite Hope in Gardena, met weekly for four months. During that time, men and women learned welding skills as they were also taught Christian […]

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  • Mark & Sheila Sturgis

    Mark & Sheila Sturgis Volunteers of the Month Mark and Sheila Sturgis have been faithful volunteers serving at the El Dorado Motel in Anaheim for 8 years almost every Friday evening. They spent their time loving the families that lived at the motel, a ministry launched by the church in 2011. For Mark, that looked […]

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  • Coastal Community Fellowship

    Coastal Community Fellowship Community Spotlight Recently one of our former-foster youth in our program got into a terrible accident that left him with a totaled car and minor injuries. That same day, he did on-boarding for a brand new job. He was absolutely devastated. Battling a lot of the toxic stress that would be typical […]

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  • Kristen Huey

    Kristen Huey Volunteer of the Month Whenever I think of the term “servant leader” Kristen Huey is the person who comes to mind. Kristen has been faithfully serving with OC United for over three years in multiple programs. If you know Kristen, you know she is a selfless hard worker who always puts others before […]

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  • Matt Monzon

    Matt Monzon Volunteer of the Month It is a simple fact that OC United would not be who we are without our volunteers. Very few, if any, are more critical to our ongoing work than Matt Monzon. One of our first volunteers when OC United launched four and a half years ago, he has since […]

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  • Cecilia “Sally” Johnson

    Cecilia “Sally” Johnson Volunteer of the Month Sally is one of our most kind, patient, and dedicated volunteers. She started volunteering last school year for the United Kids After-School Program at Valencia Park Elementary. Her commitment to the program and to the children is an absolute blessing. For example, she is quick to learn the […]

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  • Granada Heights
    Friends Church

    COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Granada Heights Friends Church When I stepped into Starbucks earlier in the year to meet with a friend and a pastor from her church, I had no idea of the opportunity that was going to unfold. We were meeting to discuss how to help equip Granada Heights Friends Church to become Trauma-Informed so […]

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