Boys & Girls Club hosts RJ for Summer Fun

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THANK YOU to all donors and everyone who coordinated RJ’s 2018 summer fun, with a special Shout Out to Susan Bottassi & Barbara McMurray.  A BIG thank you to Pam Estes, Andrea Randle, Addie McHale, Liz Their & Hans Laroche for facilitating and sponsoring RJ’s week at the Laguna Canyon Branch location.
Upon asking RJ his favorite part of day camp… he replied, “My favorite part was playing outside and meeting new friends.  My favorite day was ‘Wheels Day’ when I could bring my bike. I want to go to the Club EVERY day!”
Boys & Girls Club gave him many carefree days this season, having exciting adventures and playing with new friends.  Just look at the pictures and you can see the joy written all over his face.

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Let’s send RJ to Summer Camp!

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Our grassroots charity is working to raise $525 for RJ’s Summer Day Camp.  We’re offering a package of 8 donated tickets to the Pageant of the Masters show on July 30, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Seats are together in the upper Directors Tier, Side BB 64 – 78 at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach.   We are seeking a generous individual, corporation, or organization to buy all 8 tickets for $400.  See pics below ~

100% of this purchase will to go toward funding RJ’s Summer Day Camp fees at Harbor Cities Boys & Girls Club ($525 for 7 weeks). He will be able to attend as many weeks as we can pay for, so any additional donations are welcome.  

A little about RJ…

At age 8, RJ is a bright, artistic, loving child, the oldest of his family’s three boys. As the eldest and a responsible little soul, he often assumes the role of “helper” with his two little brothers, ages 1 and 3. His family recently moved from Compton to more family-friendly housing in the Long Beach area. Dad works full time at LAX as a baggage handler. Mom earns money by styling hair. They’ve been together nearly 10 years and have faced their share of heartaches. Four years ago, their second child, three-month-old Brycen, died suddenly from SIDS.  Our Treehouse family pulled resources together and collected funds to pay for little Brycen’s grave marker.  It’s been a difficult path for them, but the family pulled together through the tragedy and hardship.

Tony’s Treehouse would love to help RJ have a fun-filled summer and send him to camp – he’s never been! Can you help us give RJ a slice of carefree summertime in the wholesome Boys & Girls Club atmosphere where he can play outdoors, make new friends, and connect with caring adults and mentors.  Join the Treehouse to make a difference, one child at a time.



2017 Holiday ‘Adopt A Family’ Program ~ Mission Accomplished!

Another marvelous Season of Giving ~ brought to you by a loving community who rallied to provide dozens of gifts, all shapes and sizes to over 22 adults and children.  Below are just a few highlights of the wrapping, delivering, and celebration of an outstanding Holiday Event for Tony’s Treehouse.   Much gratitude to our donors who contributed time, energy and funds.  A special Shout Out to Shaena Stabler and Team StuNewsLaguna, who continue to publish articles supporting local charities, raising awareness and Spreading the Love!  MANY THANKS TO ALL who participated this year!

Liz Courselle at Gift Drop Off site
Liz Courselle at Gift Drop Off site

Treehouse donors deliver bunk bed for brothers (and new red shoes!)

Volunteers just delivered new mattresses and a bunk bed for RJ and his little brother – these are two happy little boys.  Thanks to the app called “Next Door”, our nearby neighbors answered the call when we reached out, asking for some basic furnishings and home supplies.  This beautiful family of 5 transitioned from sharing one bedroom in a house, to getting their own 2 bedroom, 2 story apartment in Lomita.  Much gratitude to ALL who donated.    We look forward to the upcoming Adopt A Family Holiday Program…… reach out to us if you’d like to participate.

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Sue and RJ

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Every square inch of the delivery van was PACKED!

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RJ and Becky




Annual Adopt A Family Program in Motion!

Have fun working ‘hands on’ with your family or co-workers…or donate to the cause to make a difference in our County.
This season celebrates Tony’s Treehouse 17th Annual Holiday Adopt Program. We are partnering with SOS of Orange County CA, providing holiday gifts and holiday meals for local families.   SOS or “Share Our Selves” is a full-service program that provides year-round care and assistance to families in crisis.
Their volunteers identify needy households of our community, prepare their personal packets and family story.  We then connect you with a family in need. There will be many different opportunities for service, so contact us if you’re interested in participating, on any level.
Let’s provide these deserving souls a beautiful Holiday Season.   Thanks for your support!
Tomalas Family at SOS Adopt A Family Delivery 2016
The family of Lynn and Roger Tomalas….   Arranged ‘adoption’ for dozens of families and delivered gifts to the SOS headquarters Orange County Fairgrounds.     Love Wins!
Dec 2016