Make an Impact

We Are On A Mission To Change The World

For One Person At A Time

About Us

Established in 2020, Rolling for a Cause identifies and supports those in our Southern California community who are struggling with immediate need.

Without other avenues of assistance, RFAC beneficiaries receive micro funding to help them as they otherwise face homelessness, terminal illness, domestic harm and a variety of critical challenges.

We are honored to serve this challenged community with a hand up, and keep them from silently falling through the cracks.


Help Us Make a Difference in Our Community

In times like these, I try to take a step back, even just for a moment, and think like a bee. Or a bird. Or a butterfly.

In a way, it’s not really thinking as much as it’s just, well…doing. Doing the next thing – however small or repetitive or miniscule in geography. These are creatures that spend their days helping their immediate environments to thrive, with small individual efforts that add up to the bigger picture of an enriched and fertile surrounding community.​

Every day, within the immediate area where we live, work and play, so many are silently about to fall through the cracks. Teetering on the edge of homelessness, terminal illness and other serious life struggles, these are people you might never imagine are about to lose their footing in life.

They have a job, and maybe more than one. They have been, and want to continue to be, productive members of our local community. They may qualify for support services, only to be met with red tape and waiting lists that further water the seed of hopelessness. They could be choosing, right now, to remain in an abusive, violent and dangerous home environment because there’s literally nowhere else for them to go.

This is the reality that inspired me to establish Rolling for a Cause, a 501 (c) (3) organization providing individualized micro-funding to those in our region that need – and deserve – a hand up. Whether it be a few nights’ stay in a hotel, food to feed their family for a month, or financial help getting caught up on rent and utilities, RFAC gifts individuals in immediate need that are otherwise at a tipping point into poverty and/or homelessness.

I’m beyond grateful for the generosity of those who continue to support our mission of making a significant impact on the lives of individuals living, working and critically struggling beside us who would otherwise fall silently through the cracks.

While it’s true that, even as a conglomerate, we may not be able to change the whole world, we absolutely, positively CAN change the world for one individual at a time.

​With Warmest Regards,

Dorothy “Dot” Hawthorne

President & Founder

Give Back

Efforts stay with the community in which they're generated

Make It Happen

Inspire others to help change one person's whole world

Cultivate Meaning

Feel genuinely good about making a difference where you live, work and play

Have a Heart

Be a meaningful part of something bigger than yourself

How We Fundraise

While sponsorships and donations we receive throughout the year fund a majority of our gifting capabilities, Rolling For A Cause additionally holds a variety of annual fundraising events.

These events provide a fun opportunity for those in our community to engage in friendly competition, while playing a part in helping local fellow citizens experiencing critical and immediate need.


Linda L. Holibonich

“This year will be my fourth time attending a Rolling for a Cause 'Bunco in the Vines' event. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon at a winery! My friends and I love this fundraiser and the impact made by its proceeds within our community. It is a well-organized event that's really a blast, and the food and wine is always delicious. There are also always many beautiful silent auction items. It's a good time to stock up on birthday or Christmas presents while supporting the cause."

Kym Russell

"I still remember being invited to one of the first Rolling for a Cause events. I was impressed at the organization of the group, with a friendly presence. They are known in the community for their work. I am touched with the stories of the people who are blessed by them, and look forward to the latest stories of care and love toward their recipients. I am always excited to attend their upcoming events as I know I'll meet new people, have so much fun and participate in an excellent cause that serves our community well."

Maggie Ochoa Goncalve

“Our Sunday afternoon participating in Rolling For A Cause was not only delightful, the cause is a Gift to our community "


Lisa C.

"I am so grateful for finding Rolling for a Cause. My family and I are struggling as victims of domestic violence. I am a mom of two boys, one of whom is on the Autism spectrum. I was in need of finding a place to stay and resources such as gas and food. In meeting with the organization founder, Dorothy, I experienced such kindness, and received a few nights' stay in a motel for me and my family, as well as gas in my car and gift cards for food. They even gave us presents for Christmas. Rolling for a Cause has been such a blessing to us, and it's so wonderful that an organization like this exists. I honestly don't know what I would have done without their help, and want to pay it forward as soon as I am capable."


"Rolling for a Cause is not an average organization. It is so much more. The people behind it care, are empathetic and truly have compassion for the work they do and the community they serve. The best part about the organization is that they do or come up with solutions to help serve their clientele in the best way possible. We are so grateful for them and what we have been provided."

Robert G.

“We wanted to take time to thank you for the financial assistance you provided to our mother, Georgietta. She could not work for a period of time due to her injury, which caused her to fall behind financially. Your donation was very timely and helped make her holidays more enjoyable. Thank you very much!"


“I wanted to give a special thanks for everyone involved in making our hard times a little easier. You were very caring and compassionate and went above and beyond any extremes I could've imagined to help our family in our trying times. You actually cared, and made us feel so welcome, and reminded us that there are still awesome people out there! My children were especially thankful and had a wonderful Christmas thanks to your team. I can't wait until I'm on top and I'm able to donate back to your program. The world needs more good people like you and I thank God for the blessing that was sent to us with Rolling for a Cause. Our prayers were answered. Thanks again everyone!"

The Armstrong Family

“Our family was so touched by the generosity and hope that Rolling for a Cause provided for us during a recent, overwhelming hardship. When all hope seemed lost, they reached out and filled a need that we were so grateful for. What a gift to our community. I encourage you to support them, as they support others. Thank you, for all you do!"


“Rebirth Homes exists to combat human trafficking through education, awareness and by providing a residential, holistic healing program for survivors of human trafficking. We are almost exclusively funded by private donors and organizations like Rolling for a Cause and as such, would like to extend our gratitude to its entire team for supplying us with clothing and toiletries. We are so Thankful for Kim and this partnership and hopeful to work together in the near future. Rebirth Homes is a 501C3 and our office is located in the city of Riverside. If you would like to learn more, please email us at"

US Foods and Coca-Cola

“A special thank you to our community who came together to support our #HealthcareHeroes for Nurses Week and Hospital Week! We appreciate your kindness BANG Energy, Blaze Pizza, Chick-fil-A Temecula, JD Promotions, Kenny's Strawberry Farm, Advantage Health Systems, Rolling For A Cause, Temecula Women's Business Connection, LaCroix Water, US Foods and Coca-Cola."

Joseph and Linda

“We are Joseph and Linda. Last year in 2020, because of COVID-19 and financial hardship, we moved three times. We are Seniors trying to live on our social security checks. Joseph was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020. We have a lot of medical expenses that we’ve had to spend more money on special health items and groceries. It was absolutely refreshing to be approached by Kimberly Ballard with the non-profit Charity, ‘Rolling for a Cause.’ Without hesitation, she approached us one day with a gift card from a grocery store that the Charity paid for, to provide needed help with our purchases. We will always be grateful to Kimberly and ‘Rolling for a Cause’ who really met us at a great time of need."

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Our Mission

Rolling for a Cause is dedicated to becoming aware of the otherwise unmet needs within our community.

As a united front, and through fundraising events and sponsorships, we work to address the immediate and urgent needs of those facing tragic loss, illness and abuse, as well as to assist our U.S. Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.