The Hero Effect is an uplifting docu-series that tells stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. The series builds on United Way’s mission to create sustainable solutions to complex social issues by inspiring people to find the hero within themselves and to make a difference by being a part of The Hero Effect. This series are made possible by United Way Worldwide, through their partnership with Dolphin Entertainment and airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Saturdays starting on November 12.

Meet Madisyn, Michael and Patty

HeroEffect.com features stories of Orange County’s Madisyn, Michael and Patty. Watch their videos here and learn what Orange County United Way is doing to help improve lives of local families like these with your support.




Make a Difference Today

Through our 10-year initiative “FACE 2024” (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), United Way is mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals to make a long-term measurable difference in the lives of Orange County youth and families.

Join us in our fight for the education, health, housing and financial stability of every person in Orange County. Here are ways you can be part of the change:

Get Involved—Change Lives

Yes! I’d like to help make sure local children and families have a quality
education, good health, financial stability and stable housing.

Contact Us for More Information
Talk with Sandy Morales at 949.263.6163 or via email to learn more