OXYP - Oxnard Young Professionals - made a very difficult year a little brighter for teens at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Teen Center. Through its "Giving Tuesday" fundraiser, OXYP donated more than $1,000 in giftcards and much-needed sporting equipment, along with candy-filled treat bags, to the Teen Center and the 50 teens it supports.
Each teen received a $5 giftcard and holiday treat bag. The Teen Center received new sports equipment and the remaining giftcards that were raised, including a $600 giftcard to Big 5 Sporting Goods from the Downtown Oxnard Lions Club. A big shoutout to Lions Club member Tom Garcia, owner of Tomas Café, for matching the original donation!
OXYP would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organization for their donations and making the holiday fundraiser such a success:
Downtown Oxnard Lions Club
Daniel Escobar of DRAGG
Lorraine Fernandez of Lauterbach & Associates
Heidi and Doug Morris
The Empowerment Zone
OXYP's fundraising initiative kicked off November 10 and ended on Giving Tuesday, December 1. OXYP Chair Amanda Zamarrippa of Edward Jones and representatives from the Downtown Oxnard Lions Club dropped off the donations to the Teen Center on December 9.
This is the third year that OXYP has paid it forward to local youth for the holidays.
OXYP's first virtual meeting of 2021 is Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00 am. Learn more about OXYP and connecting with other local young professionals.