We love Orange County. Community is important at KME and we believe in giving back. That’s why we’re so thankful for the amazing nonprofits who work daily in our community to improve the lives of everyone who lives here.
There are so many Orange County nonprofits doing unique and wonderful things. We wanted to take a moment to highlight a few them, so check out how these nine charities are changing and empowering lives and the many ways you can support them.
Orange County nonprofits
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful mentor matches between adult volunteers and kids ages six through 18. Today’s youth face a variety of challenges. Being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their full potential as a result.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast provides a positive, healthy learning environment for children after school and during summer break. The clubs provide enrichment opportunities, academic instruction, and fitness and social recreation to empower kids to be successful in life.
Breast Cancer Angels works to address the needs of those who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. They help provide people with food, supplies, gas, other day-to-day items. Additionally, they provide pro-bono legal services and much more.
Most people think thrift store when they hear Goodwill. However, stores are not the only aspect of Goodwill of Orange County. Rather their mission is to provide people with disabilities and other barriers to employment with the opportunity to achieve personal and economic independence. Primarily this is achieved through quality education, training, and employment services.
Seeking to put love and faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. Habitat believes that owning a safe, decent home is a foundation from which families grow strong. Furthermore, they provide blueprints and tools for revitalizing communities, neighborhoods, families, and lives.
Mercy House provides housing and services for the homeless population of Orange County. This includes adults, families with children, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and people who are physically or mentally disabled. Above all, their goal is to end the cycle of homelessness by providing housing opportunities, programs, and support services.
Orange County United Way works to improve lives and strengthen bonds by mobilizing the caring power of the community. Local businesses, community organizations, government agencies, and individuals all have the power to help. They focus on the building blocks for a good quality of life by ensuring people have access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health, and stable housing.
The Orange County Ronald McDonald House provides comfort, care, and support for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals. Their goal is to help families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, and courage by keeping them families close to each other and the care they need.
Second Harvest Food Bank collects and distributes food to more than 250,000 individuals at risk of going hungry each month in Orange County. Due to a network of 200 community partners, they distribute food to the needy in every city in the county. Their goal is to create a future in which no one goes hungry. Ever.