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.
Table for Ten Culinary EventYou are cordially invited to the 2014 Wells Fargo Table for Ten Presented by Disneyland Resort on March 23, 2014 at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim California. Southern California's top chefs will compose masterpiece signature dishes prepared tableside for ten guests.
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!
Real Orange - Illumination FoundationPresident and CEO Paul Leon and Children's Enrichment Program Director Jenna Kay appear on PBS SoCal's Real Orange to talk about how the Illumination Foundation is trying to shine a light on a problem that lives in the shadows all around Orange County, homeless children.
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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