Five Acres will be celebrating its 133rd birthday on March 12. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger recognized March 12 as “Five Acres Day” in 2018 at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting in Downtown Los Angeles.
Impacting the lives of more than 9,000 individuals, Five Acres Day promotes safety, well-being, and permanency for children and their families by building on their strengths and empowering them within communities. Five Acres offers a full continuum of care for children and families in crisis, including foster care, adoption, deaf services, therapeutic residential care for foster youth and community-based mental/behavioral health programs.
Five Acres Day is an opportunity to bring the community together while its supporters and friends have been physically distancing due to the pandemic. “While we miss gathering in the community and celebrating with you at our annual gala, golf, and community events, we thank you for continuing to support us,” said Chief Executive Officer Chanel W. Boutakidis in a message to Five Acres supporters that was published on the agency’s website.
To recognize its history and commitment to children, Five Acres encourages the community to join the celebration. Individuals can follow them on social media at @fiveacresorg. To raise awareness, the agency encourages individuals to post a video or photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter giving a high-5 to social media and tag @fiveacresorg or use #Happy5AcresDay!
The Five Acres Day campaign will be a two-week fundraiser and social media engagement starting on March 1 and concluding on Five Acres Day, March 12. To donate or learn more, visit its website at 5acres.org.
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About Five Acres
Since 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 9,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide their steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. Visit 5acres.org.