Advocates for Children
This non-profit was created in memory of a club member’s granddaughter. Team Timmaree makes rock painting kits for children who are hospitalized at CHOC hospital. Our club helps with fundraising done by Team Timmaree for CHOC. To date over $300,000 has been raised.
Garden of Innocence
Giving Children Hope
March of Dimes
Threads of Love
Student Art Contest - Each year we host an annual Art Contest, with several artistic categories of competition (drawing, painting, photography and 3-D art). We awarded about $5,000 last year, including a $500 Best of Show Award!
Art in the Community
Orange District Art Festival
YLWC Collector of the Month
Ronald McDonald House - Club members save pull tabs from aluminum soda cans which are delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Orange. The tabs are recycled and the money raised from recycling helps cover expenses of families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their child receives vital medical care.
Legacy Rose Garden
Penny Pines Program
OC Slippers of Serenity -
Our club collects donations of toiletries, slippers, and other items to local womens’ abuse shelters. Last year, we collected backpacks w/ school supplies and new socks and underwear for the women and children at the Women’s Transitional Living Shelter in Fullerton.
OC Human Options
OC Trafficking Survivors
Read Across America
Read Aloud Program - Throughout the school year, a dedicated group of club members visit a local elementary school library weekly and read aloud students in kindergarten - 3rd grade. The books read are selected by either the club member or the librarian. In March, we visit their classrooms to read in support of “Read Across America Day” (aka Dr. Seuss Day).
Box Tops for Education
College Scholarships - We are proud to support our local community by awarding academic and vocational college scholarships, and by sponsoring students to attend leadership seminars. Last year, we awarded about $25,000 in scholarships.
Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) - Each year, the YLWC team participates in the local Relay-for-Life fundraising event, raising money through donations, pledges, bake sale, and auction items. The funds go toward the fight against cancer and cancer research. For several years, YLWC has been the one of the highest dollar-amount contributors to our local event.
H.I.S. House Placentia (Homeless Intervention Shelter)
PYLUSD Family Support
SmileMakers (Counsel on Aging) - In December we participate in OC Council on Aging’s senior holiday project for elderly men and women residing in local assisted living or care facilities. Club members volunteer to individually purchase, wrap and deliver requested gifts (robe, slippers, jacket, blouse, etc.) for someone who might not otherwise receive a holiday gift.
W.O.W (Women Out Walking)