San Clemente Military Family Outreach

Recent Events

August 2022 - Back-to-School for the Students at San Onofre School

SCMFO will be providing back-to-school supplies for the children at San Onofre School and a gift card to the commissary for their parents (one per family).  This event will be a “drive-thru” event to be held at a location and time to-be-determined.  The event is held in conjunction with the Assistance League of Capistrano Valley and other organizations.  Stay tuned for more information on this event.

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July 9, 2022 - Families Enjoy SCMFO Luau

Forty guests—moms, dads and kids—felt the “aloha spirit” at SCMFO’s second Luau on the Lawn at St. Andrew’s by the Sea, UMC. They enjoyed lunch, goodie bags, beach related gifts, games and piñatas filled with small toys & candy. For the ladies a little pampering and an amazing array of cosmetics and lotions to select from. But best of all and the highlight of the afternoon  was the a great hula show performed by talented young dancers from the Polynesian Entertainment Group! Each adult also received a beach chair, an umbrella or a beach mat, a fresh pineapple and a $25 Commissary Card.

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This Luau is one of our organization’s “morale” events to thank enlisted families, E6 and below, for their service and sacrifice. Several dads came for the first time this year primarily because they are deploying soon and wanted to share a special time with their daughters.

Mahalo to our big group of volunteers who helped make the event a success!


Memorial Day - May 30, 2022

During San Clemente’s Memorial Day Observance, SCMFO presented a floral arrangement in honor of military members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in war.

Wreaths at Memorial

Our floral arrangement was then taken to the Park Semper where a plaque was dedicated to the 13 military personnel who lost their lives in August 2021 during the Kabul Airport evacuation, including 9 Marines and a Navy Corpsman from Camp Pendleton.

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Graduation Day - May 25, 2022

SCMFO hosted a special graduation celebration for the 8th grade class at San Onofre School. Plenty of Tacos, Chips and Salsa to get those 48 Hungry grads (and staff) ready for the summer!

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Month of the Military Child – April 2022

Since the mid-1980s the month of April has been set aside as Month of the Military Child (MOMC), recognizing the children of military members.  This year SCMFO participated in the celebration which took place at one of the clubhouses on base at Camp Pendleton.  There were 43 families and nearly 80 children having a BLAST in a range of activities including lots of crafts (face painting and art activities) treats (pizza for everyone) and the raffling of some terrific prizes!


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Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2022

Using our social media accounts, SCMFO held a contest and requested submission of a personal letter about the couple of sweethearts. All letters received were eligible to win and a random selection of 25 couples received romantic dinner gift cards, balloons, a box of See's candy and flowers.


Baby Shower – January 29, 2022

SCMFO's Annual Baby Shower was a semi drive/walk through event (in compliance with local COVID restrictions) in the parking lot at St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea UMC. Gifts for 45+ expecting (and of couple of very new) Moms were given a wagon full of goodies to help them kick-off bringing in baby!


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Christmas Toy Giveaway and Wrapping Parties – December 2021

It’s hard keeping presents a secret with the young-un’s around!  With supplies donated to SCMFO, this event helped 40 families wrap their presents for their own family Christmas giving traditions – then on another day, SCMFO also gave away toys that had been donated by Reata Glen (a continuing life retirement community in Rancho Mission Viejo)!


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Thanksgiving Day - Turkey & Fixings Giveaway – November 2021

In its typical fashion, SCMFO provided complete Thanksgiving Meals (Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Relish and Pie) to anyone on active duty at Camp Pendleton.  Our goal of 1,000 dinner giveaways was met with very happy faces!


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San Onofre Back to School Giveaway – August 28, 2021

During 2021, SCMFO held a Drive-thru event on the campus of the San Onofre School.  400 Children received gift cards and school supplies donated by SCMFO.


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Other Events

Many of our smaller events are held in the neighborhoods on base near the North Gate. In the past advertisement of these events were typically posted on our Facebook account and this website. See also: The Photo Gallery Page
Upcoming Events