Orangewood Events

3rd Annual Holiday Tea Benefiting Samueli Academy

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Check-in: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 – 2300 p.m.

Where: **NEW LOCATION** – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

All generations are invited to join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Tea as we celebrate the magic of the holidays. The tea raises funds to support the operations of Samueli Academy, our free, public charter high school for foster and community youth.

Tickets are sold out.

PALS Speaker Night

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Orangewood Children & Family Center in Orange

When: December 13, 2016
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Orangewood Children & Family Center, 401 The City Drive, Orange

Join our PALS auxiliary as they provide motivational educational and inspirational speakers at the Orangewood Children & Family Center.  These “Speaker Nights” are an opportunity for leaders in our community to inspire youth with their own stories of overcoming personal struggles and challenges.

For more information, please contact Jeff Gilstrap at (714) 619-0200 ext. 237 or via email to .

Please note: PALS volunteers at PALS Speaker Nights must adhere to the following requirements: 

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Notify a staff member immediately if they realize that they know one of the children at Orangewood Children & Family Center participating in the event.
  3. Avoid taking photographs of the children. Cell phones and cameras are prohibited.
  4. Avoid inquiring about a child’s personal history or family circumstances.
  5. Wear name tags to identify themselves as a safe adult.


Sex Trafficking Community Forum

Monday, January 9, 2017
Orangewood Foundation, Santa Ana

When: Monday, January 9, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Orangewood Foundation, 1575 E. 17th St., Santa Ana CA 92705

Learn more about sex trafficking in Orange County and Orangewood’s residential program for victims of sex trafficking at this free community event. Click here to read an overview of the issue.

Free but please RSVP here.

Volunteer Information Session

Monday, February 6, 2017
Orangewood Foundation

When: February 6, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Orangewood Foundation, 1575 E. 17th St. Santa Ana

If you are interested in volunteering with Orangewood, please join us for a volunteer information session to learn more. RSVP to Juliet Patino, Volunteer Program Manager, at or (714) 619-0246.