It’s never been more delicious to do good! Try one of Creamistry’s famous ice cream concoctions on January 17 and 18th in Old Town Pasadena and 20% of your purchase will go back to Five Acres. Don’t forget to show this flyer when you make your purchase!
Bling in the Holiday Season with Five Acres…
Snag some holiday bling while giving back to the kids at Five Acres! Please join us at Place Vendome in Old Town Pasadena for a special two-night event co-hosted with Pomellato. Enjoy bites, beverages and sparkly baubles and the knowledge that 10% of all purchases made will support Five Acres’ critical programs to serve kids and families in our community. Purchase a gift for others or yourself and be sure to bring a friend!
[Altadena, Calif] November 22, 2017 – Local family and child services nonprofit Five Acres has successfully set a record for the world’s longest trust fall relay to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. The record, verified by RecordSetter, was set on November 1, the first day of National Adoption Month, in recognition of the more than 20,000 children awaiting permanent family solutions in Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is currently in the midst of foster care crisis, where more children are entering the system than there are families to take them in,” said Jennifer Berger, Five Acres’ Chief Advancement Officer. “The trust fall symbolizes our belief that all children belong in the arms of a safe, loving family—and we need others to help spread the word to bring these children home.”
The world record attempt attracted 87 individuals from all over LA County as part of Five Acres’ Trust Fall Challenge, a social media campaign prompting others to share trust fall videos with the hashtag #Fall4FiveAcres. Since the campaign launched on October 17, several potential foster families have reached out to the nonprofit to learn more about foster care and adoption, but more families are still needed.
Those interested in becoming a foster/foster-adoptive parent, volunteering with or donating to Five Acres can learn more at 5acres.org/trustfall.
About Five Acres
Five Acres is a child and family service agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community-based counseling and support services, intensive residential care, a therapeutic school for special needs students and foster care and adoption services. Currently, Five Acres serves approximately 8,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit 5acres.org for more information.
Each year at Five Acres, we strive to create joyful holiday memories for vulnerable children who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Fortunately, we have you—generous supporters who make holiday wishes come true for the kids and families who rely on our support.
This year, we invite you to make a difference today and join our holiday toy drive, become a Cottage or Family Angel, sponsor a Holiday Wish Tree or make a holiday donation.
When to Donate Your Gifts
To ensure our children receive their gifts in time for the holidays, please deliver your unwrapped donations to Five Acres between Monday, November 27, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017.
Donations are accepted Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm and Saturday, 9 am–3 pm.
REMEMBER: Bring your gift-in-kind form
Please bring a completed gift-in-kind form. Download is available HERE.
Five Acres is dedicated not only to promoting safe, loving and permanent families, but safe, healthy family lifestyles as well. To read our local nutritional/wellness policy, please click here.
There are more than 20,000 children in L.A. awaiting permanent family solutions.
Every day, children are separated from their families due to neglect, abuse, or mental health issues. And while the number of kids in need of loving homes rises, the number of available foster families is dropping.
Our mission is to find permanent families for every child in L.A.’s foster care system by the year 2020.
Film a trust fall video with someone you love to spread the message:
that every child belongs in the arms of a loving family.
We’re challenging everyone to film and share their own trust falls to inspire others to help stop L.A.’s foster care crisis. What should you say in your video?
- That L.A.’s 20,000+ foster kids belong in the arms of a permanent, loving family
- Tag other people to do the challenge
- Follow Five Acres @fiveacresorg on social media
- Visit 5acres.org/trustfall to learn more about how to become a foster parent, volunteer or donate to the #20kBy2020 cause
View our Trust Fall Challenge video
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We set a world record!
On November 1, 2017, the first day of National Adoption Month, Five Acres set a world record for longest trust fall relay. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who helped us raise awareness for the need for more foster/foster-adoptive families—let’s keep the momentum going!
Five Acres Announces 30th Annual Golf Classic & Mad for Plaid Par-Tee
Event will raise critical funds for local children and families
[Altadena, Calif] August 14, 2017 – Five Acres, San Gabriel Valley’s oldest nonprofit, will celebrate its 30th Annual Golf Classic and Mad for Plaid Par-Tee on September 18, 2017 at a private golf club in Pasadena. The event will raise critical funds to support children and families in Los Angeles and will also recognize past chairs for their contribution to Five Acres’ mission.
Following the 18-hole golf tournament, guests are invited to don their finest plaid for Scottish-themed Mad for Plaid Par-Tee. The evening will include cocktails in the “Tartan Tavern” along with dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Sensational auction items include an 8-day Viking Cruises river cruise, helicopter ride and priceless guitar autographed by Maroon 5.
To honor 30-years of community support, a special honorary committee of former chairs will receive special recognition.
“Our past chairs have been champions for Five Acres’ mission to help kids and families thrive, setting examples for others to join the cause,” said Bolton & Company’s Brad Reaume, Title Sponsor and former Five Acres golf chair. “The 30th golf classic anniversary is the ideal opportunity to honor that work and inspire future leaders.”
This year’s sponsorship committee is chaired by Five Acres board member Rustin Mork along with Scott Street, both long-time Five Acres supporters.
“The Five Acres golf tournament has raised more than $3.9 million in support since 1987. We encourage anybody interested in helping vulnerable children to visit the Five Acres campus in Altadena to see what they’ve done,” said Street. “We invite all golfers to join us on September 18 and all people, regardless of their interest in golf, to celebrate with us at dinner.”
About Five Acres
Five Acres is a child and family service agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs spanning a full continuum of care including community – based counseling and support services, intensive residential care, a therapeutic school for special needs students, and foster care and adoption services. In 2016, Five Acres served over 8,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit 5acres.org for more information.
FIVE ACRES CHARITY RIDE WITH SOULCYCLE
An after-workout juice creation by SunLife Organics Juice Bar is included. Cost is $50 per person and capacity is limited to 50 riders. Don’t miss this opportunity! Click the button to purchase your tickets before 5:00 pm on September 9, 2017 and join the ride!
For some of our kids, Five Acres is the only safe place they have. Due to neglect, abuse or financial hardship many have not experienced the everyday joys we take for granted — like going to the movies, shopping, or seeing the ocean. Providing them with summer fun creates a sense of belonging and normalcy in their lives.
At Five Acres, we’ve been busy creating all kinds of therapeutic programs to keep our kids engaged, challenged and fulfilled this summer. From sporting activities to Dodger games to simple shopping outings, a small gift from you can restore a sense of normalcy to the lives of Five Acres’ children in residence.
We believe that every child, regardless of his or her family situation, should have a summer to remember. Donate any amount today to support that mission and change a child’s life this summer!