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Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of all Orange County Foster Children and to support and retain Orange County Foster Families.

Description

The Foster Care Auxiliary offers many services and resources to foster families helped by the income of running a thrift store. Some of the services:

Monthly distribution of assorted and varying, donated new items to help foster families.

3 scholarships awarded each year to foster or former foster youth.

Baby Gear Lending Program for foster placements.

Social Worker referral program for families in need.

Free luggage to foster youth in transition.

Academic Mentor tutoring program for foster,kinship and adopted youth.

Monthly Funday events for foster, kinship and adopted youth.

At least quarterly fun family events.

Monthly foster parent training classes at our center.

Some of the mandated foster parents training hours are provided at our meetings.

Independent Youth Program to help youth aging out of the system get started on their own.

Foster Family Friend holiday program where a volunteer is matched with a family to help.

Website

http://www.FosterCareAux.com

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Reviews

Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County?

by Joanne V. from CA (March 17, 2009)
I did not like this place at all. "We are a friendly group of people" that is a lie. some of them are nice, but some are very rude. they don't treat me and my group with respect. hated it there. the lady didn't explain t very well to us and she was very mean. the 5 star comment is probably from a person that works there. i wished i listened to the that one star comment.
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by christine p. from huntington beach, CA (March 17, 2009)
Some of the people at the Foster Care Auxiliary were very friendly, but there were others that were mean and horrid and didn't explain what to do properly and then later yelled at me and my group. One lady was very cruel and yelled at my group when she didn't even tell us anything to do properly. She was very mean and my group wasn't treated with respect. I hated it there and I recommend no one come to help
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by Shelly Q. (March 17, 2009)
Volunteering with the Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County Thrift Store was a rewarding experience. It was not only great to work alongside the friendly employees who had nothing but great things to say, but also great to know that our club was doing something good. The proceeds of the store go to enhancing the lives of foster children and the items of the store are donated. In fact, one volunteer was moved to purchase several quality books from the store. I have been told that a truck of donations comes every Tuesday and Saturday and that those are the days that help is needed most. So, don't hesitate to stop by and help on not only those days, but any day the store is open because it is a rewarding place to help out.
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by Hien B. (March 17, 2009)
Our club volunteered today, and the way most of our members were treated was absolutely unacceptable. We are volunteering out of our own time and good deed, but we did not appreciate how we were treated there. If you enjoy getting pushed around while the person commanding you is sitting on a table and puffing smoke at your face, this is the perfect event for you.
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