Child Foundation's Community Service Program was launched in October 1998 and is designed to work along with other charitable organizations in our community.
The premise of the volunteer program is to demonstrate to our community the importance of giving back and to show that we care. This program is highly popular among young high school students involved with Child Foundation.
To date, our volunteers have been involved with the following programs:
Child Foundation continues to support local charities and projects.
Child Foundation has taken an active role in helping our local charities. We have attended and assisted many Orange County charities in the past months. By establishing a tie with other charities we are hoping to forward their endeavors in making a difference in this world. The list below summarizes a few activities we have participated in.
Child Foundation donated items to the Human Options Women’s Shelter. Human Options assists battered women to find permanent housing and jobs in order to re-establish their new lives. Most of the women are in a transitory home with their children until they are placed in a permanent location. During the transitory period, many of these women and children are hiding from their abusers. Human Options gives them basic living necessities once they have found housing. The items Child Foundation donated included household items to be used in their new homes and lives.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate poor quality housing and homelessness. Habitat has built more than 150,000 houses around the world, providing more than 750,000 individuals with safe, decent, affordable shelter. In August, Child Foundation volunteers attended a day of building in Costa Mesa, California. Our volunteers arrived at 6:30 am and worked vigorously throughout the day. They hammered, moved, sawed, and sanded potential homes. The best part of the day, was actually meeting the individual families who were to move into these homes. The smiles on the children’s faces were worth every effort in the world.
Orangewood PALS “Providing Assistance, Love and Support” is an auxiliary to Orangewood Children’s Foundation, which deals with issues of child abuse in the community. Orangewood houses children who have been physically or sexually abused and therefore pulled out of their homes by local authorities. It is a transitory housing project for abused and neglected minors. Child Foundation was given the opportunity to assist the PALS with their annual “Fun Day”. Our volunteers assisted in participating in a one day carnival exclusively for these children. From setting up the carnival to serving snow cones, Child Foundation volunteers attempted to brighten a child’s day.
This local organization supports certain orphanages of Baja, Mexico. CDV provides funding, services and support to Mexico’s abandoned and orphaned children. Every month they organize a trip with volunteers to Baja to visit the orphanages. A bus full of volunteers depart from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, making its way to the orphanages. The volunteers spend a whole day feeding, playing, and interacting with these orphans. Child Foundation has actively participated in numerous of Corazon de Vida’s monthly trips to Mexico throughout the year.
OCTOBER – 25th Annual Newport Coast Cares Halloween Carnival
Corazon de Vida Foundation also sponsors this event. The proceeds from this carnival will help feed children in desperate need. Child Foundation volunteers will assist CDV in any way they can on the day of their event.
*Child Foundation USA does not have any financial transactions with any entities in Iran. All donations received from our donors and sponsors are being used to purchase bulk food items obtained outside of Iran, primarily from North America. Food distribution to the sponsored children is carried out by a local NGO inside Iran.
Child Foundation has learned that one of the most effective ways of helping children is to combine the donations of our sponsors so that we can purchase food and other essential supplies in bulk. Thus, your donation may not be provided directly to your sponsored child. This system not only allows us to comply with federal regulations, but also allows Child Foundation to provide benefits to even more children than the small number who are fortunate enough to have a sponsor like you.