This past year has been challenging, to say the least. While the world has been slowly opening up, there are those in our community that continue to face the realities of economic hardships like home displacement, extreme isolation, and educational disadvantages. Last year, we partnered with a few organizations to help provide a little relief to those in our community who are still very much in need. Join us as we give a small shout out to a few of the fantastic organizations we’ve chosen to highlight.
The W.S.W. Foundation
For 61 years, the William Sherman Winseman, (W.S.W.) has worked to assist children, elderly, disabled, and the disadvantaged. They do this through acts like providing educational scholarships and financial assistance, teaching and mentoring services, and providing funds and resources for service and therapy animals.
Check out their website: https://www.wsw-foundation.com/
Northtown Housing Development Corporation
The Northtown Housing Development Corporation helps provide quality affordable housing to those in need and strives to revitalize communities throughout the Southern California area.
Learn more about them here: https://northtownhousing.com/
Women’s Transitional Living Center (WTLC)
Originally founded in 1976 in response to the need for shelter services for survivors of domestic violence, the WTLC has grown to become a staple in Orange County. Currently they provide a comprehensive residential program, children’s program, crisis hotline, and community service program.
Visit their website: https://wtlc.org/
Orange Senior Center
A focal point within our own community, the Orange Senior Center dedicates itself to serving older adults by providing programs designed to help those 50 years and older to live their lives with independence and dignity.
Learn more here: https://www.orangeseniorcenter.org/
Del Norte Garden Club
The Del Norte Garden Club is an organization dedicated to horticultural awareness, appreciation, and knowledge throughout the community. They’ve designed, planted, and currently care for gardens at two local post offices. The club has also planted a sensory garden for the George Key School.
We worked with the club to put together thank you gifts for their members! Garden club member, Linda Badillo says it best –
“Being able to thank our members for their donations of food, time, and effort in helping the community is a big part of our club.
Thank you again for making this possible. Your company touches many lives in such a positive way.”
Westpark Elementary – Music & Girls Talk Programs
Westpark Elementary School is a K-6 year round elementary school where, in addition to academic programs, students participate in extracurriculars like the arts and music.
Check them out here: https://westpark.iusd.org/
St. Norbert Church
The St. Norbert Catholic Church is a local institution that supports the community through weekly services
Visit their website to learn more: https://stnorbertchurch.org/
National Charity League – The Vista Irvine Chapter
Each chapter of the National Charity League is an organization of mothers and daughters who strive to promote social awareness through community partnerships and volunteer opportunities. The Vista Irvine Chapter offers opportunities with 20 philanthropic partners – the Ronald McDonald House, Susan G Komen, and March of Dimes, to name a few.
Check them out today: https://www.nationalcharityleague.org/help-make-an-impact/