An organization that stands for friendship, fellowship charity, and good times. It stands for busy, worldly people who take the time to give those less fortunate a helping hand. It stands for warmth, strength, and shared laughter.
To facilitate and encourage lifelong friendships while performing charitable works on behalf of children in need.
Helping to Feed Hungry Children in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY CHARITY FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
The Roosters Foundation is a charity and social organization, consisting of many professional people from diverse backgrounds, from the greater Orange County area of Southern California. Each year, we raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for disadvantaged children. 2018 marked the 41st year that the Roosters have been active in philanthropy and outstanding community service. We are a 501-C-3 tax-exempt corporation (33-0764177) that provides a cost-effective means of fundraising with marketing advice and support for small, local children’s charities and community groups that do not get national or government funding.
The Roosters Foundation has been recognized by the Orange County Board of Supervisors,
the State of California, the United States Congress, and the White House.
These efforts make the Roosters amongst the foremost charity organizations in the United States.
Roosters Feeding OC Program
Please donate to support our Feeding OC program. Each $25 donation will purchase a box weighing approx. 30 lbs. canned and dry food, providing 27 meals for a needy family. Children who are well-fed, usually learn better in school and are usually less abused. This year, the Roosters GOAL is to provide 2,000 boxes at cost of $52,000 to Orange County families who need it most. We partner with many OC charities to distribute these boxes. One of the Saturday mornings prior to Christmas, we gather volunteers to box and distribute to charities.
Since 1995, the Roosters have been providing nutritional support to needy families in Orange County, providing boxes of holiday meals and food that have fed more than 340,000 people through 2018. In 2019, the Roosters suspended this program and partnered quarterly with Bracken’s Kitchen to prepare nutritious ready-to-heat meals, that were then distributed through the various charitable organizations. Each session prepared 1,000 meals for needy families, and more than 4,000 meals were prepared in 2019.
In 2022, the Roosters Foundation continued their traditional Annual Holiday Food Boxing on Saturday, December 17th at the OC Food Bank in Garden Grove. 47 Rooster Foundation members and friends gathered in the early morning to commence building and filling 1000 boxes with 19 food items including 2 canned hams, Cliff & ZBars, dry and canned food, all totaling 32 lbs. which provides approximately 27 meals. These boxes were picked up by ten Orange County charitable organizations including H.O.P.E., Miracles for Kids, Boys and Girls Club of Tustin, Summer Harvest Food for Kids, and many others.
Match Campaign Support
When corporate partners and the community come together through Roosters’ match opportunities, funds raised have twice the impact toward solving hunger, providing thousands of meals each year. Roosters can put corporate dollars to work as a match incentive, encouraging community members to meet or exceed the goal amount.
To learn more about matching funds opportunities, or for additional info, contact Dan Stone, Roosters member and Feeding OC Chairman at Dan@DanTheManForMortgages.
Past and Current Grant Recipients
Roosters Awards Check to Second Harvest Food Bank
Roosters Treasurer, Jeff Scheibner, Presents a Check to Second Harvest Food Bank for 3500 Turkeys
Lorina Smith, Food Resources Coordinator for Second Harvest, accepts a check for $13,500. This was the down payment on the approximately 3,500 turkeys that we will give away this December at our annual Food Drive. The budget for this year’s Food Drive is only about $60,000 thanks to Food Drive Chairman Jon Giberson, Chairman Emeritus, Jeff Smith and the buying power of Second Harvest because they were able to negotiate a reduction of the price for the turkeys from $1.29 per pound down to $.89 per pound. Last year, the budget was about $75,000 to buy and distribute 3,500 turkeys and all of the fixings.
Roosters Awards Grant to Fristers
Alli Woodard, Executive Director of Fristers, received a check for $4,000 from Roosters Charity Chairman, Lou Gardner. Fristers is an organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of teen mothers, ages 13-25. Our mission is to provide a weekly program that provides parenting and life skills education, community resources, tools and real life stories to equip young moms so that they can lead successful, self sufficient, not system-dependent, lives.
Roosters Awards Check to Crime Survivors
Lou Gardner, Roosters Charity Chairman, presents a $4,000 check to Patricia Wenskunas, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Crime Survivors and David Hayward, President, Crime Survivors. Crime Survivors is committed to serving the community by being an advocate and resource for crime victims and their families. If a victim doesn’t know where to turn, or is confused or frustrated with the public services that are available as they recover or seek justice, Crime Survivors can help.