The Illumination Foundation (IF) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization that was founded in late 2007 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness in Orange County.
Carnival For KidsBring your family out to celebrate the new school year alongside the Illumination Foundation's families! This thrilling day will include carnival rides, delicious food, kids' activities, live music, and more! All proceeds benefit homeless families in Orange County.
Table for Ten raises $300,000 for Illumination FoundationOn March 24, the Illumination Foundation hosted the 2013 Table for Ten culinary event with title sponsor Wells Fargo. Proceeds for the evening's event reached new heights of $300,000. Don't miss out next year! Save the date: March 23, 2014
We would like to welcome Jack Toan as our new Chairman of the BoardIn his role as a board member, Jack logged hundreds of hours in service and advocacy toward our mission to break the cycle of homelessness. His genuine passion for serving the homeless is an inspiration to us all. We are grateful to be working with Jack in his new leadership role. Congratulations Jack!
The Cummings FamilySam, Michelle, and their daughter, Sophia walked into the armory's winter shelter resolved to sleep on the floor when they were referred to the IF. Once enrolled in IF housing services, the family received dental work, family therapy, case management, and workforce development services.
Give a Day and Change Lives
The Illumination Foundation gives families hope each day they are in our program. They receive stable housing, medical services, mental health counseling, case management and life-saving basics such as food and clothing.
Introducing The Flame Necklace
80% of proceeds from the flame necklace will be donated to the Illumination Foundation.
The Flame necklace was designed exclusively for the Illumination Foundation by Gorjana.
- 1 in 6 children live in poverty
- 1 in 20 children are unstably housed - the highest percentage in CA
- 28,000 public school students live in unstable housing
- Half of all adults below the poverty line are employed
- An individual earning minimum wage has to work 128 hours/week to afford a one-bedroom apartment
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