five acres holiday toy drive

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. 

Want to join in on the fun? Check out our toy drive flyer, sponsorship opportunities and list of the most requested items from our kids. To make a gift, simply click the button below.


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 trust fall challenge

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 to learn more about how to become a foster parent, volunteer or donate to the #20kBy2020 cause

View our Trust Fall Challenge video

Want to help? Fill out the form.

Social change starts with you. Fill out the form to subscribe to our newsletter and be a force for good in L.A.

Get your #20kBy2020 button

Want to donate? A suggested donation of $5 (or more!) will snag you a limited edition #20kBy2020 button to wear with purpose. Feeling extra committed? Sign up for monthly donations and let it spark your next conversation!

Help us break a world record!

On November 1, 2017, Five Acres will attempt to break the World Record for relay trust falls! We need over 252 people to break the record and anyone can attend, so RSVP today to Emily Peters |

  • Location: Five Acres Main Campus; 760 W. Mountain View St., Altadena, CA 91001
  • Day: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm (come a little early!)

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.”

Five Acres Golf Sponsorship Committee

Five Acres 30th Golf Classic Sponsorship Committee.
Front row, from left: Rustin Mork, Scott Street. Back: Ryan Dietz, Will Nash, Jim Halferty, John Berger, Joey Reaume, Danny Reaume, Brad Reaume, Jason Berns, David Bolstad, Burke Eiteljorg and Ben Taylor. Not pictured: Billy Abel, Casey Adams, Jennifer Berger, Don Boline, Travis Buhl, Anthony Cannizzo, Brian Dennis, Bill Hayden, Chris Hoshek, Craig Stewart and Erica Tejeda.

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.”

For sponsorship/underwriting opportunities or to purchase tickets to the tournament or Mad for Plaid Par-Tee, visit or contact

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 for more information.



soul cycle sunlife five acresBreak a sweat for Five Acres! Join us for a 45-minute Charity Ride at the SoulCycle Studio in Pasadena on September 10, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. and help promote the mission of Five Acres.

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!

2017 Summer Appeal Banner

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.

2017 Summer Appeal Sun with Quotes

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 FiveFive Acres Descanso Gardens Field Trip Acres’ children in residence.

Five Acres Donate Now Button




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!


flyer for five acres recruitment event hiring fair bilingual spanish

Calling all Spanish-speaking clinicians, therapists, social workers and child care professionals! Five Acres is hiring for multiple positions and will be holding a special recruitment event on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 12–3 pm. If you have a heart for children and families in Los Angeles, we want to talk to you! Be sure to search our existing career openings and pre-apply—this is your chance to get a guaranteed interview to learn more about the Five Acres mission.

Work for a cause—attend our recruitment event and spread the word. We can’t wait to meet you!

Flyer for New Moon and Mijares Five Acres Give back

Mijares Giveback Flyer Five Acres

Dine around the world in your own backyard! Five Acres is thrilled to partner with two delicious restaurants this summer for giveback events. Dine with Mijares Mexican Restaurant on Palmetto Avenue in Pasadena on July 11 and New Moon Restaurant on June 28 and a portion of the proceeds will support Five Acres. Let’s chow down and do good together! Click here to RSVP and share the event with others!

five acres' 2018 gala

Five Acres 2018 Diamonds & Roses Gala:
A 130th Birthday Bash

Save the date for Saturday, June 2, 2018 for Five Acres’ Diamonds and Roses Gala! Celebrate our 130th birthday in totally ’80s style as we look ahead to the next 130 years of promoting safety, well-being and permanency for children and families in Los Angeles. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and get first notice for ticket and sponsorship info!