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

PALS Speaker Night

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Orangewood Children & Family Center in Orange

When: August 9, 2016
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 Jeff Gilstrap at (714) 619-0200 ext. 237 or via email to jgilstrap@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 nametags to identify themselves as a safe adult.