Five Acres Announces their Holiday Open House and Annual Toy Drive

Five Acres Announces their Holiday Open House and annual Toy Drive

Community members are invited to come celebrate the season & support children and families in need with a call for toy donations


(Friday, November 13, 2015, Altadena, CA) Community members and friends of Five Acres are invited to attend the Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 3, 2015, in Altadena.


The annual heartwarming and family friendly event will feature Story Pirates. Originally founded in New York City, Story Pirates is a nationally recognized arts organization that works to engage children and students by showing them that their ideas, words and stories are important. The troupe will feature an array of narratives; holiday stories and other tales for guests of the Holiday Open House to delight in.


The evening will feature an arts and crafts room offering a variety of holiday themed activities for children and their families, along with holiday caroling and an assortment of festive libations and desserts.


There will be ongoing tours of Five Acres’ main campus, beginning at 4:00pm with the live program and performances beginning promptly at 5:00pm.


During the holiday season, Five Acres asks the community for support of its annual Toy Drive, a holiday initiative that grants holiday wishes for the children in residence and the hundreds of community-based families who rely on our support. Each year, Five Acres hopes to make the holidays a little more joyful for our children and families.


Your unwrapped toy donations can be delivered to Five Acres between December 3 and December 14, M-F/ 6:00pm and SAT 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.


For the second year in a row, Five Acres is asking interested donors and corporate partners to consider becoming a Family Angel or a Cottage Angel. A Family Angel gift will sponsor a community-based family by granting at least one wish for each family member; requests for family size and child ages are accepted. Cottage Angels help with holiday beautification for one of the residential cottages or group home. A $500.00 contribution will provide a holiday tree, ornaments, accents like garland, stockings and wreaths for ten children living in our residential treatment center.


For more information on ways to give the gift of hope this season to Five Acres children and families please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Lowe at 626.773.3751 or


For additional inquiries, please call Director of Communications Rebecca Haussling at or 626-773-3809 or go to






About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community-based services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, supporting the more than 8,500 children and families in five counties, including Los Angeles.