Orange Blossoms Auxiliary was founded in 2005 to encourage young professionals to contribute by identifying and serving those in need in the community. Consisting of young professionals, stay-at-home moms, recent college graduates and anyone 18 and older who is interested in making a difference in the community, Orange Blossoms Auxiliary has grown to over 50 members since its formation and has established unique philanthropic programs to reach women and children in Orange.  Normally held on the first Wednesday evening of the month, membership meetings are full of energy, creativity and developing leadership skills.

Meetings

Orange Blossoms meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Assistance League of Orange Chapter, 124 S. Orange St, September to May.

A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7:00 p.m.

How to Join

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Building K.I.D.S

2017-2018 Governing Body

CHAIRMAN

     Julia Jezowski

CHAIRMAN-ELECT

     Wendi Forrest

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

     Michelle Gonzalez

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

     Alison Martin

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

     Tara Skau

SECRETARY

     Danielle Reyes

TREASURER

     Chris Chapman

STRATEGIC PLANNING

     Jessica Simoncini

Philanthropies

Orange Blossoms are committed to providing humanitarian services for those in need within the community of Orange. A few of our philanthropic programs are described below.

Project G.I.R.L.

With Project G.I.R.L., the Orange Blossoms Auxiliary reaches girls in need in the city of Orange. Our programming targets high-risk and underserved girls with a focus to promote healthy Growth, provide Inspiration, teach self-Respect and encourage Literacy.

Programs under this umbrella include working with girls in Juvenile Hall, Casa Teresa, and the Orange Blossoms Ball.

Building K.I.D.S.

Through Building K.I.D.S., the Orange Blossoms Auxiliary targets high-risk and underserved children with a focus to promote the importance of Knowledge-based programming, help define a strong sense of personal Identity, encourage the Development of physical and social activity and aid in the process of growing into Self-reliant individuals.

Programs under this umbrella include Storytelling & Book Give-A-Way in the Library and various programs with OCPT (Orange Children and Parents Together) preschools in Orange.

  • Operation School Bell®
  • Save our Soles (S.O.S.)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Links to Learning

Project G.I.R.L.

Links to Learning

Ronald McDonald House

Fundraising

The Orange Blossoms Auxiliary’s philanthropic programs are fully funded by our fundraising activities.  Our annual fundraisers include Taste of Orange, Boutique Noël, and the International Street Fair.

The Taste of Orange:

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is held on the first Sunday of May and features live music, a silent auction, and tasting of food, beer, and wine provided by top local restaurants. Visit http://www.thetasteoforange.org/ for more information and to buy tickets.

Boutique Noël:

The Orange Blossoms Kitchen features unique culinary accessories, packaged food mixes and dips, and fresh baked goods at the annual holiday boutique hosted by Assistance League of Orange.

Orange International Street Fair:

The Orange Blossoms and Assisteens® Auxiliary partner to run a food booth at this well attended event every year.

International Street Fair

Boutique Noël

Taste of Orange