Every Dollar Counts. Please give today to our SmileMakers Annual Fund

Our holiday season begins early with our Annual SmileMakers Fund Drive. Bringing smiles to seniors is what our SmileMakers Holiday Gift Program does best. When a lonely senior receives a special holiday gift from us, they feel recognized, valued and smile again. This year our goal is to collect, wrap and deliver over 7,000 gifts. With you by our side, we will brighten the holidays for thousands of isolated seniors.

Join us with a one-time, a monthly or with a multi-year gift to provide steady support and essential services for seniors today and in the future.

We are grateful to accept a donation at any time. You donate using the form below or checks can be made out to the Council on Aging – Southern California and mailed to 2 Executive Circle, Suite 175, Irvine, CA 92614.

“Dear, dear people, my heartfelt thanks to the SmileMakers for the lovely and needed jacket you gave me at Christmas time. I am 87 years old, have arthritis and two knee replacements and use a walker. Your generous gift did make me smile!”
– Alice, a recipient of the SmileMakers Holiday Gift Program
“I just need to tell you that (Ombudsman) literally saved my mother’s life by asking the right questions and taking action to rectify the situation. My mother was in immediate jeopardy, but (Ombudsman) knew exactly what to do and who to call. Thank you!”
– Ray, a recipient of the Ombudsman Program, Orange County
“Words can’t express my sincere gratitude for your help with my 92-year-old mother’s care after she fractured her hip and contracted the COVID-19 virus. Without you, I would still be in limbo about my Mother’s care. With gratitude.”
– Janice, a recipient of the Ombudsman Program, Riverside
“Your service is a godsend to provide guidance through the complicated U.S. Medicare program. Thank you.”
– Carolyn, a recipient of the HICAP Program, Orange County
“HICAP is a great program that I did not know existed until a friend of mine recommended the program. The counselors provide an abundant amount of information that helps me understand my options and steps to take concerning Medicare as I near retirement. Thank you.”
– Ingrid, recipient of the HICAP Program, Inland Empire
“I have found an abundance of support in the ReConnect EISOA program and I also found answers. I went from being in the dark to seeing the light. Thanks to you I started to live again. I am Clara again.”
– Clara, a recipient of the ReConnect EIOSA Program
“I really like this program, because it help lonely older adults to feel life is still warm, no more sitting alone in the cold room. Thank you.”
– Debra, a recipient of the Friendly Visitor Program