Join us for an informative Zoom meeting presentation about the work of the Friendly Center in Orange.
Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to our recent toy donations, TBS donated bags of food to the Friendly Center Food Pantry during the High Holy Days. If you would like to learn more about the Friendly Center and the many programs and services they provide to our local community, please join us on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. for an informative Zoom meeting presentation by the Friendly Center. Click here to register
Friendly Center began in 1924 by a men’s bible study to help impoverished local farm workers and their families. In March 1967, Friendly Center officially became a non-profit corporation and would continue to evolve, growing to four family resource centers in three cities that serve thousands every year. Friendly Center remains the oldest non-profit in Orange County to stay true to its founding mission of improving the lives of the impoverished by helping them move toward self-sufficiency.
Due to the high cost of living in Orange County, many working families are pushed into poverty. Contrary to its reputation as the land of beaches, tourism, and vast wealth, many Orange County residents face a multitude of barriers to economic stability – made evident by the fact that 24.3% of the county’s children are living below the poverty line. The best way to break the cycle of poverty is by preventing it in the next generation. By providing young people with a stable home environment and educational support, you are providing them tools to succeed. When they succeed, they can plan a better life for themselves and their families.