About PALS

Orangewood PALS, an auxiliary of Orangewood Foundation, was established in 1996 with the goal of Providing Assistance, Love, and Support to Orange County’s abused and neglected children. Stephanie Argyros started the organization with a group of 100 guests invited to a cocktail reception. Their goal was to make a positive impact on the issues of child abuse and neglect in Orange County, to show abuse victims that they matter, and to provide these children and young adults with unconditional love and support.

Orangewood PALS achieves this goal by supporting the current and former foster children served by Orangewood Foundation and those placed at the Orangewood Children and Family Center. (The Center was originally built by Orangewood Foundation in the 1980s and when completed in 1985 was turned over to Orange County Social Services Agency to own and operate. To learn more about the Center, please click HERE.) Orangewood PALS fund raising efforts support scholarships and mentoring programs, tours, field trips, and other fun activities for the children.

PALS Events


Monday, April 13 & 27, 2020
Red Room at Chapter One

When: April 13 & 27, 2020 (2nd Tuesday of every month)
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: Red Room at Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Join us for bingo with the Orangewood PALS, an auxiliary of Orangewood Foundation with the goal of Providing Assistance, Love, and Support to youth. The $10 BUY IN includes a drink and the proceeds supports Rising Tide youth events. Bring your friends and help support Orangewood Foundation!

View flyer, click here.

For more information, please contact Christian Brown at (714) 619-0227 or via email to cbrown@orangewoodfoundation.org .

PALS Speaker Night

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Orangewood Children & Family Center in Orange

When: February 11, 2020 (2nd Tuesday of every month)
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 Christian Brown at (714) 619-0227 or via email to cbrown@orangewoodfoundation.org .

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.