Auxiliaries are nonprofit groups whose purpose is to raise funds, promote community awareness and carry out projects in support of children at risk.
Children’s Fund is proud to be supported by two dedicated auxiliaries, Bonnes Meres of Redlands and the West End Auxiliary. Each Auxiliary has a number of events and their membership aids Children's Fund by providing funds, promoting community awareness of children's issues, and assisting with volunteer support.
The auxiliaries are governed by bylaws and have an executive board consisting of their officers and committees. One member from each auxiliary holds a seat on Children's Fund Board of Directors.
For more information, please contact Children's Fund and we will connect you to the President of the appropriate group by your geographic location.
West End Auxiliary
West End Auxiliary was originally founded in 1958 and supported the Children’s Home Society. Today, the West End Auxiliary raises funds for Children’s Fund and promotes community awareness with activities like their the English Tea and the Campions for Children Gala.
West End Auxiliary Tea is held each January, fundraising for Children’s Fund and is the tea of all teas!
The Champion for Children Gala is a semi-formal dinner and auction event intended to raise funds for Children's Fund. Each year, a celebrity athlete is the keynote speaker and local "champions" are recognized for the support of children.
Visit www.westendauxiliary.org for more information about membership, activities, or ticket purchases.
Bonnes Meres Auxiliary has been an auxiliary of Children’s Fund since 1993 and has been in existence since 1958, originally supporting Children’s Home Society. Today, Bonnes Meres continues to raise funds, promote community awareness and carry out projects in support of children at risk through their two major events: the Bonnes Meres Holiday Auction typically held in November and the Bonnes Meres Birthday Luncheon held in April.
Bonnes Meres Holiday Auction – This auction raises funds for Children’s Fund with a silent auction as well as live auction items, and is a great event to kick off the holiday spirit of giving. Beautiful decor and wonderful company make this a "don't miss" event.
Bonnes Meres Birthday Luncheon is held every April, and raises funds for birthday gifts for the children who otherwise may not even get their birthday noticed. The goal is for each foster child in the San Bernardino County system to feel special on their birthday. For more information about membership and any of their events, visit www.bonnesmeres.org.