OC Heart Gallery

Adoption or fostering is not for everyone, but there are many of other ways to get involved and help our county's waiting children.

Mentor a Child

Become a mentor and advocate for a child in need through CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocate):

CASA is a nonprofit organization that matches volunteers with the one of 3,000 children who have been removed form their home due to chronic or sever child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Through mentorship and advocacy, volunteers are role models who provide consistency and give the children a voice in court CASA's goal is to find the most permanent & safe home for these children. The volunteers and staff are everyday heroes who have the passion and concern to positively influence he lives of these very special kids - one at a time.

For more information about becoming a CASA, please visit their website at www.casaforchildren.org.


Photographers and Videographers

If you are a professional photographer or videographer and would like to volunteer, please contact Kristi Klemens at kristi@klkphotography.com.

Other Heart Gallery Volunteer Opportunities:

The Orange County Heart Gallery is in need of volunteers to help with fundraising, exhibit planning, administrative affairs and many other tasks. If you would like to volunteer your services and help make a difference in he life of a child, we would love to hear from you.

  1. Transportation and set of Heart Gallery exhibit
  2. Booking of exhibit venue
  3. Fundraising
  4. Grant Writing

Donation of Goods and Services

We gladly welcome the donation of goods and services. Our current needs include:

  1. Design Work
  2. Photo Processing and Framing
  3. Printing of Promotional Materials
  4. Frames
  5. Freestanding Display Unit


The Heart Gallery is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization. Your generous donation of any size are greatly needed and appreciated. Funds received support our daily operations and purchase of much needed supplies. All donations are tax deductible.

To make a credit card or electronic donation, please click here:

All monies raised by the Orange County Heart Gallery are received by United Charitable Programs and become the sole property of UCP which, for internal operating purpose, allocates the funds to the project. The Program Manager makes recommendations for disbursements which reviewed by UCP for approval.

Groups, Schools, Teams, Leagues, etc.

We welcome your help and need your support. Would you like to become Heart Gallery Orange County advocates and help us spread the word of the need for foster and adoptive home in our county?

We can get you started with printed materials to host your own Heart Gallery fundraising event. Join us and your group will be kept up to date with meeting and event information. Contact Lori Smith at heartgalleryoc@gmail.com for more info.

Download an auction request letter

Host the Heart Gallery

Hosting the Heart Gallery is one of the best ways to help our children find their forever families and the only requirement is display space.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or hosting the Gallery, please email us at heartgalleryoc@gmail.com or contact Lori Smith at (949) 436-3566.