TSO Service Programs

We perform different acts of service, enabling each member to affect change one step at a time, with an eventual goal of community transformation. At TSO, we have several on-going service programs: Tennis Supplies Others, Tennis Soles for Others, Serve-A-Meal and our Holiday Serve-A-Family.

In addition to our on-going TSO programs, throughout the years we have: collected jackets and blankets for families in Tijuana; provided clothing and household products to fire victims; given baby baskets to young military families in need; collected tennis balls for shelter dogs; and provided backpacks and supplies to school aged children.

Do you have a service project idea? Please contact us at [email protected]

SERVE-A-MEAL

TSO members bake and serve! Over the years we continue to bring meals to the Ronald McDonald House at CHOC Hospital. TSO members generously donate and prepare food for the homeless and have provided boxed lunches for teens in the “make and take lunch” program at the Orangewood Foundation in Santa Ana, California.

Ronald McDonald House

Both members and non-members of Tennis Serves Others generously donated food and kitchen items to the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. Items given such as fruit snacks, noodles, plates, utensils, and baby wipes are helping to give comfortable “home away from homes” for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals.

Tennis Soles for Others

Tennis SOLES for Others is our on-going service project where we collect gently used shoes and then distribute these shoes to others in need. We have TSO Soles bins in multiple tennis facilities throughout Orange County. Our beneficiaries have range from children in Africa, the homeless in our local communities, women’s groups and families in Tijuana.

Serve-A-Family Program

During the holiday season, Tennis Serves Others’ members join in service to help low income families, seniors or veterans in need. Our goal is to “adopt” several local families each year providing necessities, gifts and ultimately love during this holiday time.

TSO Supplies Others

Each year TSO hosts social gatherings bringing members together to assemble necessity bags for others in need. It’s a great way to mingle while serving others. With each goody bag, a “love all” note is added to bring some cheer. We hope you join us in this bi-annual event.

The Giving Farm

The Orange County Food Bank distributed more than 23 million pounds of food each year in partnership with the Community Action Partnership of Orange County and the USDA. More than 300 local charities, soup kitchens and community organizations receive fresh produce some of which you see here. Members picked butternut squash in August 2020, a record month where 1 million people were in need of food due to the pandemic.
Amy Berk, Julie Dickson, Kelley McBride

Back to School Necessities

The Illumination Foundation works daily to give Orange County’s homeless population the daily necessities including housing, healthcare, food, clothing, job assistance and help with childcare. Over 55,000 people are homeless in Orange County and 32,000 are children. TSO Members collected backpacks and school supplies during the IF Back to School Drive.
Rhonda Glasscock, Kelley McBride, Julie Skordas