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Charity On Wheels

 C/O Castro Law PC, 377 E Chapman Ave Ste 220
 Placentia, CA 92870
[P] (949) 933-0725
[F] --
[email protected]
Zach Southall
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Organization DBA Charity on Wheels
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 46-2207768 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

In Jesus' name, to care for the homeless, the sick, and the broken. To rehabilitate and restore people struggling with homelessness.  


Charity on Wheels mission is based on Matthew 25:34-40 

Mission Statement

In Jesus' name, to care for the homeless, the sick, and the broken. To rehabilitate and restore people struggling with homelessness.  


Charity on Wheels mission is based on Matthew 25:34-40 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Projected Revenue $32,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Weekly "Fixed" Dinner Gathering
  • Weekly "Mobile" Homeless Outreach
  • Unbroken Women's Event

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

In Jesus' name, to care for the homeless, the sick, and the broken. To rehabilitate and restore people struggling with homelessness.  


Charity on Wheels mission is based on Matthew 25:34-40 

Background Statement

Charity on Wheels began providing resources to the homeless in 2012. Inspired by his faith in Jesus Christ, Zach Southall began giving out food, toiletry items, and bicycles from the back of his truck on weekends. Hence the name "Charity on Wheels". The ministry quickly grew into a weekly dinner gathering which has been successfully ministering to the homeless for over 5 years. Currently Charity on Wheels operates two "weekly" homeless outreaches and one "monthly" outreach dedicated to seeing homeless people saved, equipped, restored and thriving. Charity on Wheels remains 100% volunteer run.   

Impact Statement

In the last year Charity on Wheels has:
  1. Put on 52 homeless gatherings, provided over 4000 meals to people living on the street and handed out over 2000 help kits; including shower passes, toiletry items, bus passes, etc.
  2. Provided weekly support to thousands of people fighting homelessness through one on one mentoring, resume services, job placement, and housing assistance.
  3. Transitioned 14 people off the street (NOT PUT INTO SHELTERS). These people have reentered the workforce and are supporting themselves. 
Charity on Wheels' goals for this year are to:
  1. Open a second weekly homeless gathering,
  2. Hire a full time social worker,
  3. Increase the number of people we transition off the street. 
  4. Train an additional 50 volunteers  

Needs Statement

Charity on Wheels 5 most pressing needs are:
  1. Funds to pay for our monthly rental facilities (storage and gathering facilities) 
  2. Funds for transitional housing scholarships (we provide first, last, & security for vetted individuals and families)  
  3. Additional employment opportunities for our homeless friends (Companies willing to hire people we recommend) 
  4. Funds to pay for the hiring of a full time case/social worker
  5. Funds to pay for the purchase and storage of an additional van (We currently own one 12 person passenger van but are in need of a second van for the transport of homeless to and from our gatherings) 

CEO Statement

There is not a "one size fits all" solution to homelessness, and if you don't correctly assess and address the root cause for each individual you will fail to truly rehabilitate anyone; to the point that they are able to become self-reliant. Charity on Wheels system takes longer but produces better and more sustainable results. The current landscape of homeless providers and service agencies in Orange County does not ascribe to a long term approach to rehabilitating homeless people. Proof of this can be seen in the ever growing number of homeless and the short-sided practice of dumping homeless in emergency shelters. Due to the high attrition rate of individuals falling back into homelessness (after receiving assistance) it is our opinion that the cost of the homeless problem in Orange County will continue to grow unless a more holistic methodology to dealing with this problem is adopted. 

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donate through PayPal on our website or Mail a check to our corporate office. We have onsite volunteer opportunities every week that are designed to engage people “where they’re at” in order to establish relationships. To volunteer email [email protected] for more information. In addition to coming to our gathering locations, the following are some other ways to help: Assemble Care Packs: Every week we handout care packs with basic necessity items such as travel sized toiletries, razors, wet wipes, snacks, and socks. This is a great way to get the youth involved by collecting supplies and putting the bags together as a group! We plan for 50 bags each week. Dinner for the Wednesday Evening Gathering: We prepare 50 plus dinners a week. If you’re interested, you can help prepare, cook or purchase the items for part or all of the dinner to feed our guests who join us on Wednesdays. We plan for 50-75 people. Or you may simply donate funds to purchase food and supplies. Hold a Collection Drive! This is a fun way to get others involved. Help us collect our most needed items: travel sized toiletries, socks, boxers, and shoes. Donate Funds for Shower Passes & Donate Towels: It costs $3 per person for an individual to shower at the Salvation Army. At this time, we have a limited supply of towels for the homeless to use and are accepting new and gently used towels. Donate Jackets, Blankets, and Backpacks: We are always in need of these items.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
The homeless crisis has not spared any of Orange County’s 34 municipalities but some cities have shouldered more weight than others. Charity on Wheels focus area is the City of Anaheim because of its higher density of homeless, followed by the bordering cities of Fullerton and Orange. According to a 2016 census report completed by City Net, Anaheim has over 900 homeless. We also serve a significant population of homeless living at the Santa Ana Courtyard Shelter as well. 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Homeless Services/Centers
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Public & Societal Benefit NEC
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.



Weekly "Fixed" Dinner Gathering

Each week we visit parks, alleys, and riverbeds (any place there are homeless people) and invite them to our gathering(s). We serve dinner, but unlike other organizations we actually sit down and eat with our guests. Our goal is to establish relationships in order to better assess those who might be ready to make a change. We then have music, a testimony or teaching, and dessert. Visitors are showered with love. No one leaves without an encouraging word and many are changed (both homeless and volunteer) after attending. We also give out toiletry items, shower passes, bus passes, and clothing. Through this weekly gathering our trained volunteers are able to assess individual needs and formulate solutions to help our guests get back on the road to self-reliance; whether through rehabilitation from substance abuse, mental health assistance, job placement, or access to other resources. 
Budget  $600 per week
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success  Our weekly dinner gathering succeeds every week in connecting homeless individuals with programs and resources; equipping them to move closer to self reliance.   
Program Long-Term Success  Our weekly dinner gathering has been running for over 5 years and has resulted in 1000's of people receiving support and assistance. From individuals who have transitioned into rehab facilities, to those who have gotten back into the workforce through job placement, to others who have been completely restored; having transitioned off the street and into permanent housing and employment.   
Program Success Monitored By 
Our weekly dinner gathering is monitored for success in several ways by the principals of the organization. We track the number of homeless picked up and dropped off from shelters; in order to track the number of individuals who stay for the entire event against those persons who just come for the food and leave. We also track those who receive bus passes; in order to follow up on job interviews, social services, probation appointments, and medical checks. We also track and measure success by way of weekly debriefs with our volunteers; to assess the progress of those who are being provided with one on one mentoring. 
Examples of Program Success  Examples of our program's success can be seen in the people we have transitioned off the street; who are now completely self-reliant, leading productive lives and even coming back to volunteer with us on occasion! We currently average 1 to 3 people or families transitioned off the street each month. 

Weekly "Mobile" Homeless Outreach

Our mobile outreach teams (numbering 3 to 10 volunteers and staff) engage the homeless weekly where they are at, out on the street. Seeking to establish relationships, our Mobile teams bring coffee, water, donuts, fruit and an invitation to attend one of our weekly “Fixed Event” dinner gatherings. Over time as relationships are forged, members of our outreach teams can identify those individuals who are ready for a change. Once trust and an honest dialogue is established a real assessment can be made. Once a real assessment has been made an effective solution can be identified. Whether it’s getting help with a treatment program, transitional housing, an employment opportunity, or a mental health referral, we have found that providing an ongoing community of support greatly increases the likelihood that an individual will succeed in permanently exiting homelessness.
Budget  $250 per week
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless Elderly and/or Disabled Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  Our weekly Mobile Outreach improves local communities by connecting people living on the street to shelters, social services and other help organizations; thereby reducing the number of unsheltered homeless in the community. 
Program Long-Term Success  Our Mobile Outreach teams have succeeded in creating a system whereby they act as the "tip of the spear" with regard to engaging people living on the street. This outreach has led to hundreds of homeless people being connect to resources; enabling their return to self-reliance.    
Program Success Monitored By  This program's success is measured by the Principals of the organization tracking the number of referrals given out which result in an action; such as an appointment being scheduled or a substance abuse program being started. We also track the number of invitations given out during our Mobile Outreach against the number of people who actually attend the "Fixed" gathering seeking assistance.  
Examples of Program Success  Each week we engage over 100 homeless people in the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange and Santa Ana seeking to establish relationships. We then attempt to forge relationships in order to put into place a plan to get individuals off the street. Each week we successfully move people closer to permanently exiting the street.   

Unbroken Women's Event

Why are we UNBROKEN Women?

Our hearts are made of many pieces and over time those pieces can be bruised and broken. Life experiences and trials can weigh on our heart and cause various sorts of emotional turmoil: insecurity, anxiety, depressions, fear, lust, unhealthy coping (drinking, drugs, self-harm, etc.). In spite of that, there is healing and restoration. God can heal all the pieces of our hearts that have been hurt. Each year, we typically host about 60 women who are homeless, in transitional housing, sober living homes, rehab and domestic violence shelters . We decorate the room beautifully, serve them a meal, do raffles, and have a key note speaker. It’s a special time for these women to be loved and encouraged on their journey to healing. This is a one time event, but our goal is also for these women to get plugged into a new support system that is positive and healthy. This could be a church or some other community group to provide ongoing discipleship.

Budget  2,500
Category  Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Females Adults At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  We will have 2 table leaders per table for the event available for all women attending. 100% of all women who rsvp will be in attendance. Women will leave feeling hopeful and with a sense of feeling loved and cared for.
Program Long-Term Success  75% of women attending will be encouraged and empowered to complete the programs that they are currently enrolled in. That 1 or 2 women from attending the event will enroll in a program such as rehabilitation or transitional housing.
Program Success Monitored By  The program success is monitored by meetings with the program directors and volunteers. We meet regulary to discuss our plan of action and new goals for the event. We also collect surveys and comments from the women in attendance which are used to monitor and improve the program. It is mostly monitored by the eager requests from the women who have previously attended and share their experience with others. This is a highly sought after event.
Examples of Program Success 
1. Waiting list for women who want to attend. Over 70 women rsvp'd to attend the event.
2. Large number of volunteer interest. We had over 30 volunteers last year.
3. Inquiries of donors who wish to donate items. Last year, the food was entirely donated as well as the beverage table and photo booth.
4.  Women from the event attend our weekly gatherings where before the event they did not.


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Zach Southall
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Zach Southall is the Founder of Charity on Wheels and has been working with the homeless for over 7 years. Zach is also the Worship Pastor for Salem Lutheran Church & School and CEO of All 41 Media, Inc. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
Servant Leadership Award Concordia University 2017


Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


We collaborate with the Salvation Army, City Net, Mercy House, Colette's Home and Grandma's House.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 50
Caucasian: 110
Hispanic/Latino: 30
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 100
Male: 100
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Company Affiliation Salem Lutheran
Board Chair Term June 2017 - June 2021
Board Co-Chair Mr. Loren Castor
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Castro Law PC
Board Co-Chair Term June 2017 - June 2021

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. John Bustrum John Bustrum Financial Voting
Mr. Loren Castro Castro Law, PC Voting
Mr. Devin Hornick Kore 1 Voting
Mr. Mickey Jordan Salvation Army Voting
Mr. Kevin PItts AC Pitts Construction Voting
Mr. Zach Southall Salem Lutheran Voting
Mr. David Threshie -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Onesa Anozie Salvation Army NonVoting
Mr. John Jory Radiation Protection & Specialties, Inc. NonVoting
Mr. Gabriel Silva City Net NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 6%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 7%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $85,045 $46,403 $11,080
Total Expenses $65,410 $26,452 $10,893

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$85,045 $46,403 $11,080
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense -- $14,727 $6,872
Administration Expense -- $11,725 $4,021
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.30 1.75 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 0% 56% 63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $39,773 $20,138 $187
Current Assets $20,138 $20,138 $187
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $39,773 $20,138 $187

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.