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First Team $20k Challenge
100% of your donation helps fund the youth served by Orangewood Foundation.
In First Team's words...
Introducing the First Team challenge to benefit Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Orange County’s leading provider of services to current and former foster children. Each year the Foundation helps more than 1,500 of these children, teens and young adults with education, housing, employment, life skills and basic needs.
Orangewood Foundation invites you to join us in giving Orange County foster youth the support, resources and encouragement they need to become happy, self-sufficient adults. Did you know that in Orange County alone, there are almost 3,000 children in the foster care system at any time? Of those, over 200 will age out of the system (emancipate) at age 18 this year. Without help, their future looks bleak. Approximately 65% will emancipate with no place to live. Less than 2% will graduate from college (46% will not even graduate from high school). For every dollar donated, $0.90 goes directly to Orangewood programs focused on education, employment, housing, life skills and basic needs. In our 30+ year history we have helped over 74,000 kids find their wings and soar. Beyond our programs, for thousands of foster children Orangewood means “family,” “opportunity” and “hope.”
Donations to First Team $20k Challenge
I wish each child the chance to grow becoming happy and great at whatever you do. Please help others along the way. God bless each and all of you.