Through KidsPlayTM, a first-of it’s kind program in the greater Orange community, the Community Foundation of Orange opens the doors to youth recreation programs for many children whose families, until now, simply could not afford to let them participate.
KidsPlayTM is a passionate commitment to take care of our own—to give where we live. And we need your help. Right now, many kids in our community cannot afford to participate in after-school sports or arts enrichment programs Many of us often take for granted that our children will participate in these programs, yet the costs of registration fees, uniforms, and equipment can make participation prohibitive for many families. KidsPlayTM helps families in need meet these growing costs so children can enhance their emotional and social development. Initial funding for KidsPlayTM was obtained through a $10,000 matching grant from the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, which, for the past 42 years, has raised funds to build and maintain youth sports programs and help scholar-athletes meet the financial challenges of a college education. Additional funding has been obtained from those who live and work right here in Orange- local families and individuals who want to make a difference in the life of a child.