The Auction Orange County event has been held for the past 8 years to benefit children in Orange County. We have selected this year’s beneficiaries as listed below. Please see our About page for a list of past Auction Orange County beneficiaries.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country — including yours.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
Orangewood Children's Foundation was founded in 1981, by a concerned group of private citizens and community leaders. The Orange wood Children's Foundation raised money for the construction of the Orangewood Children's Home, which was donated to the County of Orange. The Home is Orange County's only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, physically or emotionally abused children. The Home provides refuge each year for about 2700 children who have been removed from their caretakers by police officers or child protective services workers and placed into protective custody.
The mission of Orangewood Children's Foundation is to end the cycle of child abuse by providing innovative programs focused on:
- Prevention — Strengthening at-risk families to prevent abuse before it starts
- Care — Supporting children in foster care and at the Orangewood Children's Home
- Emancipation — Successfully transitioning foster teens into independent adulthood
- Public Awareness — Inspiring involvement from the community
Charities seeking financial support from Share Our Wine Foundation can apply for funding through our collaboration with Festival of Children Foundation and its Possible Dream grant program. The Possible Dream is an innovative grant-making program that finds, funds and follows the dreams of children's charities - from an inspired vision in an Executive Director's mind to a finished project with tangible results. For more information, please visit FestivalofChildren.org/Dream.