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Katrina Foley Distributes Warm Coats at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

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Katrina Foley, Andrea Marr, Liz McNally & Charger Girls Distributing Coats NFL Charger Girls, public safety representatives, Foley, Marr & McNally Katrina Foley at Silent Auction Table Firefighters & Katrina-Foley's Team Raised $3,800 for Family in Need 9th Annual Holiday Soiree & Charity Drive -- Helping Others Can Be Lots of Fun!
For the ninth year in a row, Katrina Foley and her team of local volunteers are distributing warm sweaters, NFL Charger sweatshirts, and warm coats to area school children from struggling families.

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Dec. 23, 2017 - EntSun -- This week the distribution of the warm coats collected during Katrina Foley's 9th Annual Charity Drive began at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast where she also participated in a Career Question & Answer panel.  "Thanks to the generosity of so many caring and compassionate people in Costa Mesa, we were able to distribute warm new jackets to disadvantaged children.  When temperatures drop, it is critical to good health for children to stay warm," said Foley.

Each year Foley's annual charity drive has grown, often from the circumstances occurring in the community. For example, take this year, a local family suddenly had an unimaginable crisis. Nancy and Michael Casey's son was unexpectedly hospitalized with a brain tumor. Emergency surgery ensued as he was experiencing bleeding in the brain. Doctors removed the tumor and the boy was quickly on the road to recovery, but the lost work days of the parents to be at their son's bedside, the bills from the hospital stay and surgery quickly took a toll on the family. Since Foley's annual fundraising holiday party was just days away, Foley jumped into action.

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She spoke with the head of the Costa Mesa Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 1465, and it was decided that funds could be raised and donated to the Casey family from her Annual Holiday Soirée's Silent Auction. Over $3,500 was raised for the family.

Foley is "…tireless and cares deeply for the well-being of the residents of Costa Mesa, its businesses and visitors…," wrote Geoff West, a local political observer and retired editor/publisher of an award-winning online political blog.West has praised Foley over the years for her public service and determination to do what is right for her community.

Foley, when asked about the distribution of coats this year, said, "we were thrilled to have an added a partner in our efforts to obtain warm clothing for the children that frequent the Boy & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast.  This year Katrina Foley team partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers and the Charger Girls who donated sweatshirts and participated in our panel discussion with the students. "It was all about arts, parks, Pom Poms and public safety," said Foley. The theme for the panel—Education Matters!

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"It was so heartwarming and enjoyable to have our the NFL Charger Girls, public safety representatives, mechanical engineer and Arts Committee Chair Andrea Marr, Parks Commission Vice Chair Liz McNabb, and myself, as a lawyer, showing girls and boys the possibilities in the future if you study, make good choices and reach for your dreams," stated Foley.

About Costa Mesa City Council Member Katrina Foley
Over the years, Katrina Foley has been recipient of numerous Awards and Recognitions. In 2011, Katrina was recognized as a Woman that Matters for families for the Sage Women Awards, and, as a Community Leader Advocate for Youth Sports by Costa Mesa United. In 2010, she was awarded the Orange Coast College "2010 Outstanding Citizen of the Year" for her volunteer services and activities in the Costa Mesa and OCC community.

Costa Mesa City Council Member Katrina Foley

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