Advance on to College

Advance on to College
Rooster Liaison – Allyn Lean
Grant – $8,000
Purpose – Assist students to complete college admissions application and provide one on one assistance getting financial aid.
Website – www.ontocollege.org

Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $8,000
Purpose – Program support and Operating expense – provides art packs to several Rooster charities
Website – art4kidsinc.org

Blind Children’s Learning Center
Rooster Liaison – David Selleck
Grant – $3,000
Purpose – Global Infant Development program which provides vision stimulation, therapeutic services, and family education through home-based sessions.
Website – www.blindkids.org

Boys Hope Girls Hope
Rooster Liaison – Tim Rogers
Grant – $8,000 
Purpose – Fund College Road Program that on a day to day basis.
Website – www.boyshopegirlshope.org

Brackens Kitchen
Rooster Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $4,000
Purpose Increase number of meals from 75,000 to 200,000 in 2018 and recover more unused food and launch a culinary training program.
Website – www.brackenskitchen.com

California Youth Services
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Smith
Grant – $2,500
Purpose – Program expenses for JADE and Student Drug Testing programs and education.  The JADE program and the Student Random Testing Program’s goal is to educate youth (12-17) about the real dangers of substance abuse and to assess the risk of future substance abuse.
Website –www.calyouthservices.org

Caterina’s Club
Roosters Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $4,000 
Purpose – Grant to fund expansion, hire more staff as well as marketing. Over the next 2 years they aim to focus on building a stronger infrastructure in terms of program support, as well as strengthening their board and community advocate presence.
Website – www.caterinasclub.org


Child Abuse Services Team
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Austin
Grant – $8,000
Purpose – General Operating Support – during 2017 CAST completed 634 forensic interviews and 98 medical exams.  CAST Advocates dedicated 11,307 hours to 1109 child victims.
Website – www.brightfutures4kids.org

Crime Survivors
Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $6,000
Purpose – Expand operations at their new Resource Center in OC and improve existing educational programs
Website – www.crimesurvivors.org

Devil Pups
Roosters Liaison – Bill Schilt
Grant – $5,000 
Purpose – “Boot camp” to help teens gain self-confidence and take responsibility for their actions
Website – www.devilpups.com

Family Promise
Roosters Liaison – Dan Stone
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – Emergency Shelter, Short-term Housing and Graduate Support services.  Supported 97 families in 3 years
Website – www.familypromise.org

Fish For Life
Rooster Liaison – Marty Golden
Grant – $6,000
Purpose – Provides fishing trips tor special needs kids. Has done 30 trips for 1,000 kids.
Website – www.fishforlife.org

Friendly Center
Rooster Liaison – Michael Krever
Grant – $16,000
Purpose – Success For All After-school program to help kids with tools and skills to succeed in school
Website – www.friendlycenter.org

Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $10,000
Purpose – The funds are for the purpose of providing education, literacy, and social welfare services to the underserved and at-risk children of impoverished teen parents living in OC.  Education and social welfare services.  They served 300 children with a pre-school program.  1500 kids have benefited
Website – www.fristers.org

Goodwill-Faley Special Games
Rooster Liaison – John Trapani
Grant – $3,000
Purpose – 2,500 “Special Athletes” are paired with a volunteer for a day of fun and games – ages 8-30 or 40
Website – www.csufspecialgames.org

Rooster Liaison – Peter Haaker
Grant – $6,000
Purpose – M&M Youth Mentoring Program that servers low income, at risk kids with afterschool programming in Garden Grove
Website – www.hopebiz.org

Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee
Rooster Liaison – Bill Ross
Grant – $4,000
Purpose – Support youth programs; Music education, Youth concerts, Music Mobile, Musical reinvestments
 – www.cruiseoflights.org

Inside The Outdoors
Rooster Liaison –
Gary Draper
Grant –
Purpose –
Building Environmental Stewards for Tomorrow (BEST) through exploration – field trip sponsorship. $25.50 per student & would like to support 500 students.
Website –

JOYA Scholars
Rooster Liaison – Allyn Lean
Grant – $7,000 
Purpose – Open a Middle and high school program in the Maple Neighborhood to help more students get into college.
Website – www.joyascholars.org

Laguna Food Pantry
Rooster Liaison – David Selleck
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – Provides free, fresh nutritious groceries to low income individuals and families.  They currently serves over 1,500 households including about 2,000 children.
Website – www.lagunafoodpantry.org

Laura’s House
Rooster Liaison – Rick McAuley
Grant – $3,500 
Purpose – H.E.A.R.T Program & Festival of the Hearts event.  Both events provide tweens, teens, and young adults information, resources, and support to understand and prevent dating violence in their own lives.
Website – www.laurashouse.org

Laurel House
Rooster Liaison – John Hinson
Grant – $4,000 
Purpose – Youth shelter in OC for runaway and homeless teen girls – focus on physical/sexual abuse
Website – www.laurelhouse.org

McKenna Claire Foundation
Rooster Liaison – David George
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – Raise funds for pediatric cancer research
Website – www.mckennaclairefoundation.org

Pacific Symphony
Rooster Liaison – Greg Bates
Grant – $3,000 
Purpose – Santa Ana Strings violin instruction program for grades 2-6 and provides music training for under-resourced students.
Website – www.pacificsymphony.com

Project Cuddle
Rooster Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $10,000
Purpose – Provides safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment or neonaticide.  The volunteers give emotional support and mental/health care referrals, educating callers from Orange County, the United States, and Canada.  The billingual hotline takes 1,450 calls per year, rescuing 15-30 babies.  To date they have saved 811 babies.
Website – https://projectcuddle.org

Project Tomorrow
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Scheibner
Grant – $5,000 
Purpose Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative in OC – specifically the new “teaching coding” program to help highschool students as future teachers.
Website – www.tomorrow.org

Pure Game
Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $2,500
Purpose – Provides at-risk youth with character-based curriculum utilizing sports
Website – www.thepuregame.org

Rosie’s Garage
Rooster Liaison – Marty Burbank
Grant – $6,000 
Purpose – Combats gang and crime culture in La Habra by after-school tutoring and mentoring.  Their mission is to provide a safe place in which at risk and underpriviledged children are encouraged to foster independence and responsibility by instilling confidence, hope, and a love of learning.
Website – www.rosiesgarage.org

Second Harvest Food Bank
Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $2,000 
Purpose – To fund Picnic in the Park – 12,500 meals to children and their families who rely on free and reduced lunches during the school year, but have nowhere to turn during the summer months.
Website – www.feedoc.org

Summer Harvest
Rooster Liaison – Paul Robidoux
Grant – $7,000 
Purpose – Provides rescued food for needy families during winter and summer school breaks
Website – www.summerharvest.us


The Jonathan Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Chad Kearns
Grant – $2,500
Purpose – Psychoeducational support to children with educational/emotional/behavioral issues
Website – www.thejonathanfoundation.org



Travelers of Gulliver’s
Rooster Liaison – Margarita Martin
Grant – $2,000
Purpose – Scholarships for needy kids – they also provide lunch for Marines and their families and Christmas time.



Young Singers of Orange County
Rooster Liaison – Peter Smith
Grant – $2,500
Purpose – Music education scholarships for at-risk youth
Website – www.youngsingersoc.org



Roosters Foundation Holiday Food Drive
The 23rd Annual Holiday Food Drive will be December 18th at 8am at Second Harvest, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618. We need volunteers to fill and provide 3,000 boxes of food to 50 non-profit organizations who then distribute them to needy families in Orange County that they support.