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 Orangewood Foundation programs for current and former foster children and those placed at the Orangewood Children and Family Center. Their fund raising efforts support scholarships and mentoring programs, tours, field trips, and other fun activities for the children.