The Tommy Apostolos Fund was established in 1988 in memory of Tommy Apostolos, a lifetime Roseville resident and a 30+year employee of Roseville Telephone Company. One of Tommy’s passions was helping local children.
Originally, the Fund was a cooperative between Surewest Communications (formerly Roseville Telephone Company), Roseville Police Association, and the Apostolos Family with a few support volunteers. Our first kids’ shopping spree in 1988 had just 10 kids. Today we provide nearly 500 children each year with much needed clothing, coats, shoes and essentials. In fact, the Fund has been so successful that other communities are now starting to replicate our efforts to provide for the needs of the children in their own cities.
The Tommy Apostolos Fund is a California 501 (C3) nonprofit organization (#20-0529965) that raises funds to purchase clothing for Roseville-based school children. Teachers and staff within the school districts identify the children who come from deserving families within the local community, and they are then offered the opportunity to shop on our shopping days.
How Does It Work? Fund volunteers coordinate child selection with Roseville schools. Teachers and principals first identify and submit these children to the Tommy Apostolos Fund for consideration. Based on available money, the Fund then coordinates the shopping event directly with the parent/guardian of the student. Our goal is to help all nominated children whether through our Shopping Days or our new Kids’ Care Kits programs at local elementary schools.
Where does the money come from? The Tommy Apostolos Fund was first set-up with an endowment fund to perpetuate the charity. That fund has been supplemented each year with fundraising events like the following:
- Benefit Dinner/Dance in the Spring, with nearly 500 attendees
- Smaller partnership events such as the St. Anna Greek Festival
- Sponsorships with local businesses
- Private contributions from the community
- Grant awards
For questions please contact:
Tommy Apostolos Fund
PO Box 291
Roseville, CA 95661
Tax ID #: 20-0529965.
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