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.