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Anaheim

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Discover projects that align with your gifts & passions from our four categories below:

EMPOWER KIDS TO THRIVE  |  BRING HOPE TO FAMILIES  |  BUILD INTO OUR COMMUNITIES

 
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Empower Kids to Thrive

Youth who experience risk factors of poverty, drop-out rates, teen pregnancy, or drug/alcohol use that threaten their safety and healthy development.

Bring Hope to Families

Families, seniors, and veterans who go hungry, are homeless, live in motels/share living space with multiple families, or have escaped domestic violence. They are a key factor for at-risk kids.

Build into our communities

Intentionally extending compassion by partnering with Anaheim to meet the needs of our own local community.

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Empower Kids to Thrive


EMPOWER KIDS TO THRIVE

Empower Kids to Thrive


EMPOWER KIDS TO THRIVE

Serve causes like foster youth, human trafficking, and mentorship.

GIVE YOUR TIME

OC United Mentorship and Academic Support
Cause: Education
Who: Adults Only
When: Weekdays, after school
Where: Fullerton
What: Volunteer with "United Kids"--an after-school program through OC United. Provide consistent support to empower at-risk students in Fullerton.

Help Alleviate Poverty at Giving Children Hope
Cause: Families in Transition
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Varies
Where: Buena Park
What: Volunteer at Giving Children Hope (a local non-profit that helps alleviate poverty in our community) Mon-Fri between the hours of 9am-5pm with packing backpacks full of food for local low-income students and their families.

Support Foster Teens
Cause: Foster Youth
Who: Small Group Friendly, Adults only
When: Mondays, Fridays around 5-8pm
Where: Orange County
What: Volunteer at an event that is hosted for 90 of the most at-risk youth in the OC foster care system put on thru Social Services. Sign up and we'll let you know about upcoming monthly events.

 

MAKE A DONATION

Donate Items to Soothe Foster Youth
ause: Foster Youth
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Anytime
Where: Orange County
What: Help Olive Crest establish a “lending library” of sensory items for foster families who do not have the funds for particular items, but do have need for them nonetheless. Items such as weighted blankets, sound machines, kinetic sand help soothe foster youth that have faced trauma. Specific books for foster youth/foster parents are also needed. Sign up and a list of needed items will be shared with you to choose from.

Rescue Pack for Human Trafficking Survivor
Cause: Human Trafficking
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Any
What: Shop for items and assemble care packages for girls rescued from human trafficking.  These gifts will be given out by law enforcement officers rescuing them.  List given after signing up. Cost is $50-75/ bag.

 

 

 

 

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Bring Hope to Families


Bring Hope to Families

Bring Hope to Families


Bring Hope to Families

Serve causes like homelessness, domestic violence, seniors, and teen pregnancy.

Give Your Time

Beautify Your Community Alongside Homeless Neighbors
Cause: Homelessness/Community Enrichment
Who: Connection Group Friendly
When: Daylight Hours
Where: Anaheim
What: Serve with A Better Way Anaheim either once per month, twice per month or once per week. The program matches up a few community volunteers alongside 5 vetted homeless individuals to complete a Love Anaheim project such as Park Beautification, Trash Can Painting, fire hydrant painting or various similar projects.

Jobs for Life
Cause: Families in Transition/Homelessness
When: Tuesday Evenings
Where: Anaheim
What: Jobs for Life is a program where volunteers champion individuals transitioning out of homelessness by helping equip them with the tools needed to land and keep a job. The program is held at Bridges at Kraemer Place (homeless shelter) and is in partnership with OC United. Beginning Tuesday, June 26, they are looking for volunteers to serve in a number of positions, and especially as champions (mentors), who will connect one-to-one with the (adult) students.

Pathways of Hope Shelter Turnover Team
Cause: Families in Transition
Who: Small Group Friendly
When: Varies
Where: Fullerton
What: Help Pathways of Hope make space for more in their emergency shelter by being a part of the turnover team. This team would be called on whenever a unit or bed is needing to be cleaned up and reset to welcome a new individual experiencing homelessness off the street.

Provide Dinner for Victims of Domestic Violence
Cause: Domestic Violence
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Weeknights except Tuesday
Where: Orange County
What: Provide a meal and activity for the residents of the Sheepfold and their kids. Residents have been victims of domestic violence/abuse. 

Volunteer at Bridges Shelter
Cause:  Homelessness
Who: Adults Only
When: Flexible
Where: Anaheim/Orange
What: Volunteers needed for Bridges at Kraemer Place, a newly opened emergency shelter near our Eastside Anaheim campus. Sign up to work a 3-4 hour shift any day of the week available, or help with their Jobs for Life program.

 

Make a Donation

Donate Hygiene Items to Mercy House Shelters
Cause: Families in Transition/Homelessness
Who: Family Friendly, Connection Group Friendly
When: Anytime
Where: Orange County
hat: Make an impact in our community by donated needed hygiene items to Mercy House homeless shelters! List of specific items sent after signing up.

Donate Food to Giving Children Hope
Cause: Families in Transition
Donate food for those experiencing hunger in our community. Giving Children Hope is a local non-profit that helps alleviate poverty in our community. After signing up a specific list of needed items will be sent to you.

Birthday Boxes for the Sheepfold
Cause: Domestic Violence
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Anytime
Where: Orange County
What: Birthdays can make us feel special and celebrated...or forgotten. Support the work of The Sheepfold by providing Birthday Boxes to allow moms recovering from domestic violence the opportunity of celebrating their child. Birthday Boxes are kits that include everything needed to throw a birthday party--from party decor to cake mix and candles. Instructions and list given after signing up.

 

 

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Build into our communities


Build into our communities

Build into our communities


Build into our communities

Serve causes like city partnership, community enrichment, and first responder.

Give Your Time

Volunteer at a Community Farm
Cause: Community Enrichment
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays before dark
Where: Anaheim
What: Help at Renewable Farms, a local aquaponics farm (fish farming and plant farming combined) by gardening and learning this practical and healthy skill. Produce grown goes to families in need in our community.

Make A Donation

Deliver Treats to Local First Responders
Cause: First Responder Support
Who: Small Group Friendly, Family Friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Your City
What: Pick up a gift card or put together some goodies and write a kind note of thanks and encouragement and then deliver to a local firehouse or police station. Instructions will be sent to you after signing up.