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 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.

PALS Events

Orange County BBQ Competition

Saturday,October 14, 2017
Orange County Marketplace, Costa Mesa

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Orange County Marketplace, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92626

Description:
Come see the best BBQ teams in the world compete in the Orange County BBQ Championship! The event features BBQ tastings, live music, craft beers, a desert competition, free parking and more! Plus – ticket sales benefit the Orangewood PALS auxiliary! Click here to view the flyer.

Tickets:
$10 general admission tickets include admission to the OC Marketplace.
To purchase your tickets, click here.

PALS Speaker Night

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Orangewood Children & Family Center in Orange

When: October 10, 2017
6:00-8:30 p.m.

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

Description:
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.