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Blue Ribbon “Child Abuse Prevention”

We need your help! Every April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Orange County, CA, that means a lot of things. Like rallying the community to help put up blue pinwheel gardens around the county. Advocate for child safety by becoming a Raise Awareness Ambassador (presenter and/or social media connector). And stand right alongside us in our work to strengthen families – by attending our Annual Kick-Off Ceremony that takes place early April each year (see date below for 2017). Learn More

RAISE Awareness Ambassador

Because an informed and mindful Community is part of the solution to prevent and stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Orange County. The children of our community need your help!


Kaitlyn's Law

The law makes it illegal to leave kids unattended in a car. Our campaign will include signs posted in area parking lots and bilingual materials for distribution at car dealerships, banks, hospitals, schools, colleges, youth groups, swim schools, shopping areas and more. Presentations and radio interviews will also take place along with postings to our social media platforms. Learn More


Each year, around October, The Raise Foundation begins looking for caring people & groups (companies, service clubs, etc.) who want to bring joy to kids-in-need during the holidays. The parents/guardians of these children have been working hard to strengthen their families by utilizing the services provided by Family Resource Centers (FRCs) where some of our caring staff first meet them. For some of these adults, that means taking anger management or other helpful classes. For some it means making sure their children have a roof over their heads, medical insurance, and are eating healthy. Learn More

Food Distributions to help Families in Need

One of the risk factors that can lead to child abuse and neglect is when families don’t have the right nutrition or enough food to sustain them. That’s why The Raise Foundation, with the help of caring volunteers, holds two food distributions each month (some of which include family bonding activities) – one in Costa Mesa and the other in Anaheim. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group of co-workers, friends, and/or with family. You’re caring heart will feel the impact! Learn More

Young Professionals Board

The Raise Foundation is actively recruiting young professionals (mid 20’s to late 30’s) to serve on its Young Professionals Board (YPB). The group’s biggest project is the planning of the nonprofit’s annual Spring Soiree Gala. The Board also plans basic needs drives (like Sweaters, Socks, Shoes), helps at food distributions as available, co-hosts the annual Volunteer Recruitment Mixer (planned for each January), and serves as Raise Awareness Ambassadors to  educate other young professionals about the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Learn More

Basic Needs Drive

Child abuse and neglect is still occurring at an alarming rate – in every zip code and socio-economic group in Orange County. While families may be struggling with health issues, striving to find employment and putting food on the table, or in some cases juggling multiple jobs just to make ends meet, they are also in great need of hygiene products for their children and themselves.

Our Young Professionals Board is launching this Hygiene Basic Needs Drive to ensure these families receive products that we know are also a necessity. These would include unopened new – shampoo, conditioner, soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, mouth wash, deodorant, baby powder, floss, hair brush, wash clothes, toilet paper, tissues, etc.

With our goal to collect 1,000 items, your involvement can make a big difference! Learn more.