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RSM CARES INITIATIVES

We are "Neighbors Helping Neighbors". Please click the initiative that interest you.

RSM CARES FOOD PANTRY

“Come Empty, Leave Filled” 

Did you know that RSM Cares serves over 200 families at each of our pantry distribution sites? We also partner with Age Well to provide distribution to homebound seniors. Anyone who stands in line receives food with no questions asked. Everyone is welcome. Individuals will receive fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable canned goods, and more.

The Pantry is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm. Participants will drive through the Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church parking lot at 30605 Avenida de las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688. Visit our event page to see the dates.

Volunteer with us twice a month! Volunteers who are 16 and older are welcome to help from 9 am to 5 pm. Those 13 – 15 are welcome, with a guardian in attendance during distribution from 2 – 4:30 pm. Make your own schedule. Our volunteers can help set up the Pantry, accept or sort donations, distribute food and help clean up. Please get in touch with us for more information.

RSM Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. We kindly rely on the time, talents, and treasures of our supporters, donors, and volunteers. We could not do what we do without your support. Please consider contributing/supporting RSM Cares Food Pantry. If you would like to get involved, please click on our bell below!

Drop Off Locations

Did you know we have over fifteen different locations as collection centers? 
 
Thank you to all our local businesses participating as collection centers for canned goods and other items that help supplement the RSM Cares Food Pantry. Together, we can help those in need. Please consider dropping off the goods that you’d like to donate by clicking our bell to get a list of pantry drop off locations.

Ongoing Food Drives

Food drives are held throughout the year to help support RSM Cares Food Pantry! ANYONE can drop off a food donation at these various locations and help feed neighbors in need. It’s easy to participate. Having an event? Consider adding a collection bin for non-perishable items. We will help with the arrangements and pickup. 
 
Please stop by our events page to see when and where the next food drive will be. If you’re in the area, stop by and drop off the items you’d like to add to our pantry. Many of our food drives are outside grocery stores like our local Pavilion’s. As you’re shopping, pick up an extra item to drop off as you leave the store. Thank you for being a part of this great initiative. If you have any questions, click our bell. 

RSM CARES SENIORS

We love our seniors in Rancho Santa Margarita!

So much so that we decided to team up with local partners and distribute care packages and goodie bags many times throughout the year.  
 
Our volunteers love seniors too! In the past they joined us in gathering such items as toiletries and blankets which made up care packages for our homebound seniors. If you have a heart for seniors also, please click the bell to get started! 

Zero Trash​ Initiative

A clean community is a proud community!

We have partnered with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and the RSM Chamber of Commerce to gather volunteers on the Saturday of every month to pick up trash at specific locations. Volunteers meet at 9:45 am outside the Cinépolis (30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688) at RSM Town Center and head to a specific location. We pick up trash from 10 am to Noon.
 
Local businesses are welcome to sponsor this program showing their commitment to our community. All of our sponsors are here. If you’re interested in supporting this community commitment project, click our bell below to contact us. 

2/5 Marine Battalion Camp Pendleton

We support and love our Marines!

RSM Cares understands the commitment of our Marines and the sacrifice Marine families make for all of us. Because of this, we have partnered with Camp Pendleton’s Family Readiness Officer, Team 2/5 RSM, and other local groups to support the needs of our Marines and their families. Our contributions and support include: 

· Operation Enduring Freedom Monument at Camp Pendleton

· Deployments and homecomings with snack bags and hand-made cards from residents and children assembled with love.

· Community donations throughout the year for holiday celebrations and other special events.

Please join us in celebrating the men and women of our Marines and their families by providing a touch of love from our community. Click our bell to get involved. 

Kids of RSM

Children are the future!

RSM Cares supports the kids of Rancho Santa Margarita and the southeastern portion of Orange County through organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club.
 
Boy Scout Troop 618 is the oldest in Rancho Santa Margarita. Established in 1990, they celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2015 at the Bell Tower Community Center. Troop 618 is highly active in our schools and our community.
 
We support the Boys & Girls Club “Club on the Road” program designed to mentor youth and teens in a safe, supervised, and fun environment through outdoor recreation.

Breakfast with Santa

Originating in 2014, Breakfast with Santa kicks off the holidays the first Saturday morning in December and gives families in the community the opportunity to celebrate the start of the season together. You may even see Mrs. Claus and a few elves. The event includes pictures with Santa, crafts, a pancake breakfast, story time with Santa, and more. Look for tickets to go on sale in the fall for this event. They will sell out fast! Stay tuned for details for 2021! If you would like to get involved, please click our bell below to contact us!

​Gift-a-Brick Fundraiser

Thank you to all of our brick sponsors! Visit the bricks at City Hall today. 

Thank you to those who became a special part of RSM by sponsoring a commemorative, engraved brick. Bricks are located in the heart of RSM at the Rancho Santa Margarita Civic Plaza and Regional Community Center's east walkway, where the original legacy bricks reside. RSM Cares | Bell Tower Foundation Gift-a-Brick fundraiser is a great way to highlight your business or organization, honor a loved one, celebrate a birthday, anniversary or graduation. It's almost time again for the opportunity to sponsor a commemorative, engraved brick that will join others already in place. Please check back soon for details on how you can participate! If you would like to be added to our interest list for a possible future Gift-a-Brick fundraiser, please email us at RSMCares@belltowerfoundation.org.

RSM Arts Program

RSM Cares is pleased to introduce our first featured artist – Jim McLaughlin – 

RSM resident, artist and Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair exhibitor. Jim discovered his love of art at the young age of 8 years old and eventually graduated with his master’s degree from USC. Early in his career, Jim was forced put away his brushes due to the demands of family life which included his beloved daughter Julie who has a rare neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome. Retirement in 2018 has afforded Jim the time to pursue his talents once again. Greeting cards of his art piece are available for purchase down below.

5 Greeting Cards for $20

Envelopes are included. All proceeds are tax deductible.

Are you a local artist or photographer that is interested in displaying your work at The Bell Tower Community Center? Email us at RSMCares@belltowerfoundation.org.

Embrace. Engage. Enrich.

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