Thomas House Family Shelter partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and 23 aligned nonprofits for the Help Them Home Giving Day, a collaborative online Giving Day to generate support for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Orange County. Funds raised for the participating organizations will help offer a range of housing, community outreach, education, and supportive services. Thomas House Family Shelter today announced 226 donors helped raise $150,855 which will directly impact current resident and graduate families with services that range from food and housing support, financial literacy, parenting and career education, and youth and adult mental health services. In total, OCCF’s Help Them Home Giving Day raised $2,385,897
Thomas House Family Shelter is dedicated to providing families with children a supportive environment and the resources necessary for them to reach their ultimate goal: obtain & sustain permanent housing! The more than $150,000 will provide continued support to the Case Management, Career Development, Youth Development and Homeless Prevention services.
In addition to Thomas House Family Shelter, other participating organizations included: American Family Housing, Casa Teresa, Inc., Charity On Wheels, City Net, Colette’s Children’s Home, Inc., The Eli Home, Inc., Families Forward, Family Assistance Ministries, Family Promise of Orange County, Friendship Shelter, Inc., Grandma’s House of Hope, HomeAid Orange County,Homeless Intervention Services of OC, Illumination Foundation, Mercy House Living Centers, Our Father’s Table, Pathways of Hope,Robyne’s Nest, Serving People in Need, Inc., South County Outreach, StandUp for Kids, Orange County, The Salvation Army Orange County, and WISEPlace.
“We are grateful to the Orange County Community Foundation for providing this opportunity to partner with 23 amazing nonprofitsto fundraise to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness,” said Shakoya Green, Executive Director of Thomas House Family Shelter. “Thank you to all of the individuals that donated in support of Thomas House Family Shelter to continue empowering families to break the cycle of generational homelessness and poverty.”
“We are proud to support the nonprofits involved in this year’s Help Them Home Giving Day,” said Shelley Hoss, president and CEO of the Orange County Community Foundation. “These organizations deliver critical services and solutions for thousands of Orange County residents experiencing housing insecurity, which is crucial for us to address as a community.”
For more information about Thomas House Family Shelter visit www.thomashouseshelter.org. More information on Orange County Community Foundation Collaborative Giving Days can be found at oc-cf.org/givingdays.
About Thomas House Family Shelter
For over 35-years, Thomas House Family Shelter has served the community by providing a safe, supportive environment & the resources necessary for homeless and at-risk families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient. With a success rate of 90%, Thomas House Family Shelter continues to their impact by working with over 100 local community partners and over 175 dedicated volunteers annually. To learn more about Thomas House Family Shelter, visit www.thomashouseshelter.org.
About Orange County Community Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded more than $870 million in grants and scholarships, ranking the organization as the 3rd most active grantmaker among all U.S. community foundations. For more information, visit oc-cf.org or call 949-553-4202. Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. View OCCF’s 2021 annual report here.