Community spirit thrives in Orange

May 2020

The Community Foundation of Orange and Orange HomeGrown (the city’s Farmer’s Market group) have teamed up to create #We Are Orange Strong community yard signs for purchase. The proceeds help support the small family farmers of the Farmers Market, and feed families through the WasteNot OC meal program. 

The brightly hued signs depict an (what else?) orange with a green leaf. The message on the signs can be customized with chalk or paint. Many residents opt for a “We are Orange Strong” message, signifying the unity and community spirit of Orange, or “A Hero Lives Here” in thanks to the healthcare worker in the designated residence. 

Sign materials were donated by both Orange Home Depot stores, and community volunteers have constructed and painted the signs in their garages and back yards. 

To date, the foundation has raised $25,000 through the sale of 450 signs. Blank signs are $50; signs with custom messages are $75. To purchase a sign, contact CommunityFoundationofOrange.org.