Pictured, Eleven members of The Dayle McIntosh Team are in a group photo They are a beautiful group of diverse people of all backgrounds and ages, smiling, expressing happiness. They are all wearing staff DMC shirts in grey with blue wheelchair logo. Some team members are making peace signs, thumbs up, heart signals with hands, and surprised expressions. Anaheim, CA ( June 6, 2023) – The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) and 9 aligned non-profits partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) on June 1st, 2023 for Empowering Possibilities, a collaborative online Giving Day to strengthen efforts in supporting the needs of Orange County neighbors with disabilities.  DMC pulled in 66 donors contributing $11,078.77 to support the general Norma Gibbs fund. In total OCFF’s Empowering Possibilities Giving day raised $150,496 collectively with ten organizations and 276 donors.

The 24-hour online fundraiser is an annual effort to unite organizations serving the disability community, an often overlooked group of non-profits who need support.

“We deeply appreciate the participation of our valued donors! The Leadership Team at DMC recognizes the importance of fundraising as an ongoing year-round effort. We eagerly anticipate continued support as we strive to fulfill our mission and cater to the needs of our rapidly expanding aging and disability community in Orange County,” states Dayle McIntosh Center’s Executive Director, Brittany Zazueta.

The expanding community to which Zazueta (she/her) is referencing has been ongoing over the last few years.  DMC continues to pivot with the impact of 722,123 Covid cases to date in Orange County with 9,933 new cases reported as of this week. In the summer of 2021, The American Disabilities Act declared Long-Covid a disability.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states Nearly One in Five American Adults Who Have Had COVID-19 Still Have “Long COVID” which is further impacting the Boomer Generation aging community and growing a whole ‘new to the disability community’ population. This reality is further commanding the need for continuous fundraising for DMC to address, serve and assist those in need.

DMC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit celebrating forty-six years in Orange County, with a strong reputation since it opened its doors in 1977. The peer-based organization is one of twenty-eight Independent Living Centers in the State of California and is known for being Orange County’s respected go-to-center for accessibility, resources, services and programs focusing on “Access and independence by, and for, people with disabilities and older adults.”

Empowering Possibilities is just one of the fundraising efforts that DMC is looking to take on annually as DMC pivots to continually be of service.  DMC is actively looking to welcome new members to their donor family. Strengthening service sustainability as it looks to the future, the organization is seeking corporate sponsored match donations, alternative fundraising, and a new community committed to the organization’s mission with consistent donations. The organization is optimistic about the potential of being able to accommodate the growing community demand with in-kind continued financial support and outreach as a part of its evolution.

If you’d like to donate to The Dayle McIntosh Center you can do so by clicking HERE.

For more information on DMC’s programs and services go to or call directly at 714-621-3300.  For media story inquiries only, please contact Publicist, Stacey Kumagai, Media Monster Communications, Inc. at 818.506.8675.

Contact: Stacey Kumagai, Media Monster Communications, Inc. 818.506.8675

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