Thank You Boeing Employees!

The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure recently received two generous grants for a total of $55,000 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California.

A $50,000 Crystal Grant is enabling Komen OC to identify, convene and collaborate with a wide range of community leaders — including the Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate, ethnic organizations, faith-based and other health service providers — to create two, new, culturally appropriate, effective and detailed initiatives that, when implemented, will have measurable impact on the breast health of Latinas and African American women.

A $5,000 grant will serve a diversity of key populations in Orange County through our Komen Fund for Breast Health Care program. Komen Fund for Breast Health Care is a vital safety-net program that works in collaboration with local community clinics and hospitals to cover the cost of breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment breast health services for underinsured and uninsured women who are not eligible for other state or federal programs.

The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing California is an employee-owned and operated nonprofit organization. The Employees Community Fund is a unique employee giving program that allows employees to support the needs of their local communities through tax-deductible recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts. The Boeing Company provides administrative and system support as an in-kind donation. The ECF pledge to its members is that 100% of the dollars contributed will be returned to the areas where contributors live and work. More than 350 nonprofit organizations benefit each year from the average $2.4 million in employee contributions each year.

“We are honored to be selected for these grants by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California, and our hope is that these grants will be matched by other donations from our local community,” said  Lisa Wolter, Executive Director of the Komen Orange County Affiliate. “In these challenging economic times, Boeing Employees are a shining example of leadership and support for our community. Their financial support is just one part of their assistance to us; their friendship, recognition and encouragement is also a great help to the women we serve. We are extremely grateful.”

For more information about the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California visit www.ecfboeingca.com

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