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 the Roseville Telephone Company, the Roseville Police Association, and the Apostolos Family with a few support volunteers. Our first kid’s shopping day in 1988 had just 10 kids. Today we provide over 500 children each year with much needed clothing, 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).
How Does It Work? Fund volunteers coordinate child selection with local school districts. Teachers and staff identify and submit these children to the Tommy Apostolos Fund for consideration. Based on available money, the Fund then arranges 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 set-up with an endowment to perpetuate the charity. That fund has been supplemented each year with fundraising events like:
- Dinner/Dance in the Spring, with nearly 500 attendees
- Partnership events such as the St. Anna Greek Festival
- Collaboration with local businesses
- Private contributions from the community
- Grant awards
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