shelter news, stories, and updates
View Online | DOWNLOAD
November 2021
Denise's Story...

I was a resident at the Sheepfold several years ago and wanted to share a little bit about my time at the Sheepfold as well as say thank you!


Before I interviewed to come into the Sheepfold, I was doing things my way, which wasn't working. My life was unstable. I had moved 8 times in one year and found a “good man” to be boring. At the end of my interview, the woman who interviewed me, Kathy, prayed for me. While she was praying, I was scared, but at the exact moment I remember thinking, “Okay God, I'm yours, I'm leaving myself to you at the cross, I give in, I'm going to do it your way.”


I definitely had some challenges during the beginning of the program, but I kept moving forward remembering that I had surrendered to doing this His way! I ended up graduating the program, receiving a donated car, getting a job, and finding an apartment!


To everyone at the Sheepfold—I am so blessed to have lived at the Sheepfold. I will never forget you. I think about you, I pray for the staff, volunteers, donors and the women and kids. You changed my life. No words can explain my thanks for bringing me back to my worth. Thank you to my heavenly Father, who never left my side, even when I left His.


Sheepfold Graduate


Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Visit us online at
Save the Date
Christmas Volunteer Meeting
Saturday, November 6th
10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

To RSVP or for more information:
Phone: 714-237-1444

If you have helped in the past, there is no need to come to the orientation meeting; just call and let us know you would like to volunteer again.
Would You Like To Adopt a Family for Christmas?

At Christmas we provide a joyous and Christ-filled holiday for the women and children staying at the Sheepfold. We are able to do this with the help of individuals and companies who generously donate gifts or participate in our Adopt A Family (AAF) program. 


Adopting a family means providing a portion of the gifts a family receives Christmas morning. When you call or email, you will be provided with information which includes an AAF number (to protect the family's identity), ages, sizes and gift suggestions from a family's Wish List. 


The deadline to drop off the unwrapped gifts for the AAF program is Wednesday, December 8th. This allows us enough time to organize, wrap and transport the gifts to the homes for Christmas morning. 


Please call (714) 237-1444 or email to participate in the AAF program or for more information. You may also check our website for our Registry or general Gift List.


Kathy Novak
Services Coordinator

Give a Christmas Gift

We greatly appreciate all of your expressions of love by donating Christmas gifts for our moms and kids.


Here are a few Gift Suggestions for our moms and children (Ages: infant, toddler, school age 5-12, and teen girls)

  • Clothing and accessories for women (all sizes including plus sizes)
  • Beauty and hairstyling products and accessories
  • Shoes for women (all sizes)
  • Clothing for girls and boys (all sizes)
  • Clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
  • Shoes for children (all sizes)
  • Clothing for teen girls (all sizes)
  • Popular children's toys (all ages)
  • Outdoor toys: Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards (and protective gear)
  • Electronics: Educational toys, gaming consoles for the shelters, Nintendo Switch Console and Games rated E
  • Gift Cards: Target, Kohl's, Walmart, Grocery Store, Costco, Gas, or Amazon
  • Tickets/Activities: Amusement Parks, Sports Events, Movie Tickets
  • Shelter Specific Gifts: DVDs (G or PG), Children's Books, Bibles, Devotional Books
  • Household Items: Linens, Bedding (twin size), Home Décor, Kitchen Essentials, Highchairs, Umbrella Strollers

More specific items are listed on our Gift Registry at


Please note:
  • We request NEW items because these are gifts.
  • Please bring gifts UNWRAPPED. Gift bags OK. We need to see each gift, therefore, we will need to unwrap any wrapped gifts.
  • We will receive gifts starting Monday, November 29th, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Gifts are also welcome earlier.)
  • All gifts will be received at The Sheepfold office. Call 714-237-1444 or email: for directions.
  • Gift Drop-off DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 8th (So we have time to sort, wrap and distribute before Christmas.)
  • Wrapping supplies, boxes and ribbon are appreciated.

As part of our stewardship accounting we are required to record every new item donated to the Sheepfold. It would be a great help if those who bring gifts would kindly include a list of the items' cost, or a copy of your register receipt.


Groups or Companies


If you, your church group, or company would like to adopt a family, please call our office for more information 714-237-1444, or email


If you desire to give larger items other than listed above, you may call the office at 714-237-1444 for suggestions.


Your Donation will be Matched!

November 30, 2021 is Giving Tuesday. Your donation will be matched!


To donate, go to: or text "SHELTER" to 45777. Or, you can click the button below to donate immediately. Thank you!


Fran's Book Available!
The inspiring book by Fran Lundquist tells her remarkable story in her own words and reveals the miraculous backstory of The Sheepfold.
Boutique/Thrift Store

To shop or donate new or gently used goods, visit our resale boutique at:


810 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
- 1 Chronicles 29:13
Domestic Violence Help

If you know someone in Domestic Violence, please have them call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-978-3600 or The Sheepfold at 877-743-3736.

Giving to The Sheepfold
You can make a difference

To make a donation, please visit us online at:


You may also text the dollar amount you would like
to donate to (714) 942-5560 and follow the prompts.


Or, click the button below to donate immediately.
Thank you for your generosity!


Subscribe to Our Newsletter
let's keep in touch

Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Subscribe and never miss a mailing. 


Sign up to receive monthly shelter updates, stories of hope, and more!

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is the respected organization that audits non-profit corporations on a yearly basis to verify that all donations were recorded properly and were used for the purpose for which they were given, and requires a full financial statement for supervision by The Sheepfold Board of Directors monthly.


Membership in the ECFA is only granted to non-profit corporations who meet their rigid standards. We are proud of our long-standing membership in this organization.