In 2010 the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club established the “Martinez Scholarship Fund” honoring Tony Martinez. Dollars raised and donated to the fund are used to send needy children of the Club to summer & winter camp as well as field trips during the year.
Last year the Treehouse raised $1000 for the fund. This year our generous group raised $1,500!
Thank you to all who made this possible.
Thank you to all volunteers and contributors participating in our May “Hearts for Hope” Benefit Fundraiser. As a result of this event, we are able to dedicate a portion of the proceeds to the “Tony’s Scholarship Fund” of Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club . This scholarship is newly established to enable the less fortunate children of the Club to attend the special field trips or camping trips that the Club offers.
Please join us July 20, 7:15 pm, to present the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club with our first gift to ‘Tony’s Scholarship Fund’.
My experience with this Club:
The Laguna Boys & Girls Club provided a safe ,fun after school activity for Danny and Tony. Working full time and parenting has its challenges and the CLUB was there for me during times needed so I could work and provide for my family. As with the large majority of single parents, finances were tight and the CLUB assisted me with a scholarship. That was a huge help for me… but the boys missed many of the field trips since ‘extras’ were not exactly in the budget.
Now the Treehouse is Giving Back. Through the Scholarship Fund we will help fund special field trips and Summer Camp which would ordinarily be out of reach due to family financial struggles.
Thanks for all you do! Becky
Our first year in this very beautiful venue…. specacular!! With over 35 Raffle and Auction items our guests went away with some fabulous prize. Many members of the community were in attendance along with our core faithful group that has been there over the last 10 years. Our special speakers were Paul Leon, Steve Edmondson and an 18 year old young man named AJ who, along with his mom, have recently graduated from the Illumination Foundation organization. They were living in their car for many months prior to becoming involved in the Illumination Foundation – one of the charity groups supported by the Treehouse. AJ and mom were able to obtain temporary housing through “IF”, work and save enough money to move into their own home. AJ is now the Student Body President of this local high school.
The benefactors of our fundraising are as follows… “Tony’s Scholarship Fund” of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna. You can read more about that in the ‘Boy’s and Girls Club’ recent posting. The Treehouse will also be supporting the Laguna Resource Center and Illumination Foundation annual Adopt A Family Event during the upcoming holidays. Please enjoy our pictures!
The Treehouse volunteers wanted to make a gift for each of the Benefit Event guests to take home – to remember this special fundraiser and the reason behind it. Starting with 150 bare pieces of 2×4 we proceeded to sand, stain and decorate these plain pieces of wood and came up with amazing creations:
Special thanks to Anthony VanMeter, Tom Ely, Ana Nevarez, Ria Wilson, Jamie DeLuna, Sue Bottassi, Sharon Irvin, and Leah Haley for all their hard work and dedictation to finish this project!
Artist, Shane Townley, has designed a beauiful new logo for Tony’s Treehouse. He’s also supporting our Fundraising efforts by encouraging art donations and ticket sales for our upcoming Benefit Fundraiser to be held on May 16, 2010 at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach. Check out the flyer – come join us!
Our volunteers continue to collect daily need /hygiene items. Our next “batch” of donations will be delivered to the Friendship Shelter, Laguna Beach CA. This local shelter’s mission is “to assist homeless adults regain self-sufficiency and become more productive members of the community.” To learn more about this organization visit their website at www.FriendshipShelter.org. Tony’s Treehouse is in support of this wonderful program and is working together to collect various personal-care items that are needed on a daily basis.
Here is their Wish List:
bars of soap
tooth brushes / toothpaste
If you have any of those little ‘mini’s’ from hotels, they’re perfect sizes for the facility to give out as well.
Contact us for your local State Farm office as a
designated drop-off point –
Our annual dinner was spectacular as always with many surprise Silent Auction and Raffle Donations – many coming from the art community of Laguna Beach. Photos will follow. Thank you to Sammy Montoya who generously opens his heart and restaurant to our group every year… check out his website if you’re interested in having a catored event or to reserve his event facility in Santa Ana. http://lachiquitamexicanfood.com/public/index/index