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two little girls with words that read Ready to Shop click here for our Amazon Wish List for Holiday Drive
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Each year at Five Acres, we strive to create joyful holiday memories for vulnerable children and youth in foster care who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Fortunately, we have you—generous supporters who make their holiday wishes come true.

For questions about this year’s Holiday Drive, please call Angelique Blancas directly at 626-487-3748 or email her at

Highest Requested Gift Cards

Target • WalMart • Visa • MasterCard® • Amazon

Please include the receipt with the gift card. Please write the amount on the gift card, if possible. No gift receipts.

This Year’s Popular Gifts

Amazon Fire Tablets • Sports Equipment • Scooters • Skateboards • Safety Helmets • Bath and Body Products • Cologne/Perfume for Teens • Domino’s® Pizza Gift Cards

Individual volunteers who donated to Five Acres holiday toy drive

When to Donate Gifts

To ensure our children receive their gifts in time for the holidays, please deliver your unwrapped donations to Five Acres between Tuesday, November 29 to Friday, December 9, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted in our Zeilstra parking lot located at 747 W. Mountain View St., Altadena, CA 91001 (across from our main campus).

You may also arrange a time and date with Angelique Blancas at 626-487-3748 or email her at

Want to Plan a Holiday Drive for Your Work, Organization, and Family?

It’s easy to host a holiday drive. Download the flyer here to share with your co-workers, friends, and siblings. Be the contact person and schedule a time to drop them off, or encourage each person to drop off their donations.

Become a 2022 Holiday Drive Sponsor

Would you like to become a 2022 holiday drive sponsor? Below are a few specific holiday activities to choose from. You can select items from the pull-down list below and add to cart. If you have questions about how to become a sponsor, please contact Brandon Ito at or call him at 626-390-8453.

Group of volunteers from organizations and companies that donated to Five Acres holiday toy drive


Please help us acknowledge your donation this holiday season by completing our in-kind donation form here.

Thank You to all our Sponsors, Donors, and Individuals who Bring a Joyful Holiday to our 5A Kids!

Five Acres 135th birthday celebration gala

We are pleased to announce that long-time supporters, Nicole Rasic and Trish Gonzales, will once again co-chair Five Acres 2023 fundraising gala. Inspired by the agency’s 135th birthday celebration, next year’s gala is sure to be a huge bash.

As one of its two largest fundraising events of the year, next year’s gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The much-anticipated birthday celebration will take place outdoors at a historic Pasadena residence built in 1897 and designed by Frederick Roehrig, American architect of landmark building Hotel Green, once the home of the Tournament of Roses and the Valley Hunt Club. Castle Green, which was built as an annex to Hotel Green, and the Andrew McNally House in Altadena were also designed by Roehrig.

For sponsorship opportunities, call Brandon Ito, associate director of development, at 626-390-8453 or email

As the calendar year begins to wind down, many of us start to think about charitable donations and year-end gifting.  Additionally, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has further highlighted attention on timely charitable giving.  However, all-too-often the busyness of life gets in the way of thoughtful gift planning and donations are rushed at the last minute simply to meet a tax deadline rather than being strategically planned so as to maximize both the deduction and philanthropic benefits of the gift.  For those with philanthropic priorities and interests, a well-developed philanthropy plan should be a core part of one’s overall financial plan.

With the changes coming in Washington, uncertainties surround the future of personal income tax rates, the step-up in basis rule and the federal estate and gift tax exemption. It is widely agreed, however, that taxes are likely to go up. The country has to pay for stimulus bills and loan forgiveness programs. In other words, the current environment is favorable to many types of wealth transfer, due to low interest rates, high estate tax and gift tax exemptions and lower tax rates for many.

One can make a compelling case that while interest rates are low but expected to rise over time (and by extension the IRS “7520 rates” which are used to value annuities and the deduction value of many types of charitable gifts), there are many compelling reasons for donors to revisit or begin their philanthropy planning now. There are many available techniques.

  • Gifting highly appreciated assets like shares of stock rather than simply giving cash can accomplish multiple objectives: avoid capital gains taxes, help rebalance an investment portfolio, and at the same time help support a worthwhile organization.
  • Holders of an IRA account who have attained age of 72, but do not need or want to take the annual taxable income, can consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).  Made permanent in late 2015, this provision allows an IRA holder to make a direct gift from an IRA to a charity.  The distribution can be used to fulfill the required minimum distribution (RMD) and help the charity, but this contribution does not also count as an itemized deduction.
  • Do you want to help a charity out but still need income?  In this instance a strategy like a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust may be appropriate.  Both of these techniques generate income for the donor but leave what’s left in the trust to a charity upon the donor’s passing.
  • Alternatively, perhaps you wish to reduce taxable income but still desire to support your favorite cause while also efficiently transferring valuable assets to your heirs.  A charitable lead trust (CLT) can help accomplish these multiple objectives.  A CLT is a charitable giving vehicle that makes lead payments to a charity for a term of years or the donor’s lifetime and then pays the remainder of the trust to one or more persons, typically family members of family trusts.  The legal and tax nuances surrounding CLT’s are quite complicated, so expert counsel should be sought in order to thoroughly explain the benefits and/or drawbacks.  Properly planned and executed, a CLT can be an efficient way to help a charity but also transfer assets for estate and gift tax purposes.
  • Perhaps your goal is to donate after you’re gone a portion of what’s left of your personal estate.  In this instance a bequest or designating a charity as the beneficiary of your IRA may be methods worth considering.
  • With the passage of the SECURE Act in early 2020, children are limited in their ability to stretch-out inherited IRAs from their parents. Under the new rules, an IRA can be stretched for a maximum of ten years during which time the investments must be liquidated and tax paid. A creative solution allowing a longer stretch-out is the use of charitable remainder trust (CRT). By designating a CRT as the beneficiary of your IRA, you can provide an income stream to your children for a much longer term, with the remainder going to charity. If you have a taxable estate for federal estate tax purposes, this plan will also allow a charitable contribution deduction.

The gift planning process itself can be a tremendously rewarding exercise.  Whether done as a family or individual, clarifying the purpose, importance, timing and type of philanthropic priorities can be extremely meaningful.  What types of causes or organizations are important to the individual or family?  Are there specific programs within those entities of most interest or just the general work?  Do you wish to be personally involved with the organization or the spending oversight?  Do you have the desire or ability to begin donating now, or will your gifts be posthumous?  Do you want recognition for your gift or do you wish to remain anonymous?  These are just several of the important questions which should be addressed as part of a philanthropy program. Identifying the goals and purposes behind the philanthropy first enables a more specific discussion of what type of assets and technique are most appropriate.

Contributed by Andrew E. Crowell of D.A. Davidson & Co. and Five Acres Legacy Society member and Kelley Bannon Lashley of Deka Law Group and Five Acres Legacy Society member

The 1970s were marked by films like Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It’s Friday, bands like ABBA, Bee Gees, and Chaka Khan, and disco as the popular dance genre. In honor of Five Acres’ 134 years of strengthening families in crisis and forging new ones through foster care and adoption, we’re celebrating disco style! We’re bringing Studio 50-FORE to a golf course near you! On Monday, September 19, 2022, Five Acres will be hosting its Studio 50-FORE 34th Golf Classic Dinner at San Gabriel Country Club.

While disco left its legacy on our culture, Five Acres leaves a legacy of safety, well-being and permanency on the lives of the more than 7,000 children and families they serve. To ensure we continue fulfilling our mission, this slammin’ dinner features a bomb auction, paddle raise, and DJ music, which helps raise much-needed funds to reach even more kids in need.

Please consider how your company can provide meaningful support to Five Acres’ mission through a sponsorship and/or underwriting opportunity for this off-the-hook Golf Classic and Dinner. Let us know if you have any questions about one of these stellar opportunities by reaching out to Brandon Ito at 626-773-3776 or emailing us at Thank you for being a champion for children in our community!

Program at a glance
Registration at 10 a.m.
Lunch Buffet at 10:30 a.m.
Shotgun at 11:30 a.m.
Cocktail Hour, Putting Contest, & “Do the Hustle!” Dance Lesson at 5 p.m.
Dinner, Live Auction, & Awards at 6:30 p.m.
DJ Entertainment & Dancing at 8 p.m.

Buy your tickets today!

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Dinner Table of 10 after August 31

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Thank you to our sponsors and underwriters, who generously support our mission!

List of Five Acres Golf Classic sponsors and underwriters

Top Row from Left to Right: Resident Host Joe Fehrenbacher, Brandon Ito, Gala Co-Chair Nicole Rasic, Chris Selak, Jennifer Berger, Gala Co-Chair Trish Gonzales, Mimi Carter, Shoshana Puccia, and Beth Hansen.
Top Row from Left to Right: Resident Host Joe Fehrenbacher, Brandon Ito, Gala Co-Chair Nicole Rasic, Chris Selak, Jennifer Berger, Gala Co-Chair Trish Gonzales, Mimi Carter, Shoshana Puccia, and Beth Hansen.

ALTADENA, Calif., March 14, 2022—Five Acres, an Altadena-based children’s foster care agency, is hosting child welfare advocates and its supporters at Starry Starry Night: Five Acres’ Annual Gala on Saturday, May 14. Held at the private estate of Joe Fehrenbacher in Pasadena, the event will raise funds to support the more than 7,000 children and families it serves annually.

“Inspired by children’s wishes to be with loved ones, whether it’s a sibling or parents, this night of gourmet food, cocktails, music and dancing will reflect the charity’s love and support for the over 30,000 children living in foster care within our cities, needing permanent family solutions,” said Jennifer Berger, Five Acres’ chief advancement officer, adding that guests will be treated to live entertainment by Past Action Heroes, a sought after 80s and 90s cover band.

Working tirelessly to create a multi-faceted experience for its guests, the gala sponsorship committee has secured amazing live auction vacation destinations and silent auction items. These items include Cabo San Lucas for one week with airfare to explore the exciting water-based activities and hopping nightlife; Vail Condominium, your gateway to winter sports; an adventure trip to Bigfork Montana at a four-bedroom home to relish the breathtaking wide-open skies.

Leading the gala sponsorship committee are Co-Chairs Trish Gonzales and Nicole Rasic, and committee members Jennifer Berger, Angelique Blancas, Mimi Carter, Chelby Crawford, Michele Doll, Bernie Fabig, Beth Hansen, Kirsten Hansen, Brandon Ito, Dawn Kim, Celeste Liversidge, Sue McGuirl, Matt McIntyre, Mariann Nolan, Kris Ordaz, Marisol Barrios Perez, Shoshana Puccia, Chris Selak, and Erica Tejeda. 

Generous supporters and underwriters have stepped up to ensure that Five Acres fulfills its commitment that every child belongs in a loving and permanent family: Stephen and Chantal Bennett & Dr. Annette Ermshar & Associates, Specialized Psychological Services; Kirsten L. Hansen; Richard A. McDonald, Esq.; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Carol Alexis Chen and Winston & Strawn LLP;  James Avedikian; East West Bank; LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Deka Law Group; Hahn & Hahn; Celeste and Samuel Liversidge; Sue McGuirl and Bob Musselman; Mariann and Tom Nolan; John Palacio & Nicole Rasic; Tucker Ellis LLP; and Union Bank; Pink Star: Mimi and Paul Carter; Gamble Jones Investment Group; Trish and Mike Gonzales; David and Laura Quigg; Grace and Kenneth Russak; and Chris and Steve Selak; and White Star: Harrington Group; Johnny Was; Debi and Scott Kroman; Longo Toyota-Longo Lexus; Matt McIntyre and Garrett Collins; Jacob and Genevieve Fakoory; and Julie Rosenthal.

The event underwriters are Helen and Will Webster for Dining Under the Stars; Beth Fishbein Hansen for Green Lawn Reception; Anita Yagjian for Champagne at the Pool; Harrington Group, Carolyn G. Adams, and Avon Studio Transportation  for Children’s Canopy of Wishes; Michele Boghossian for Dazzling Desserts; Marisol Barrios Perez, Mission Driven PR, and Zeenat Thiara for Star Goblets; and Bob Smith Toyota | Mike and Peter Smith for Twinkle Bars.  

Tickets are available for $300 each or an early bird special for a table of 10 is $2,750 before April 25. To purchase gala tickets, visit or contact Five Acres at 626-773-3776. Five Acres will follow all public health guidelines associated with operating an outdoor fundraising gala event.

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New board members Carol Alexis Chen and Zoe Walrond are picturedALTADENA, Calif.—Five Acres announced its new board members and recognized its community award recipients at its 134th Annual Meeting and Board Celebration today on March 9. Hosting the virtual celebration, Five Acres honored community members and volunteers who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to its mission during the previous year.

These individuals have supported the charity’s mission in serving more than 7,000 children and families annually across five counties. The charity 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.

The individuals and organizations recognized were:

  • In honor of their memory, Gene Gregg and Margaret Sedenquist, Dorothy Cook Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Florence Nelson, Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Rustin Mork, Person of the Year Award
  • Carbon Health and Five Acres Nursing Staff, Special Service to Children
  • Don Boline, Special Recognition Award
  • In honor of her memory Melissa Kobe, The Children’s Thanks
  • Paul Maurin, Commitment to Service Award

Five Acres also bids farewell to Don Boline and Rustin Mork, who served their tenure this year. Board members who departed made a mark on the agency’s mission. Being a local builder, Boline started on the Building and Grounds Committee before he joined the Board in 2012. He served as the vice chair of administration and last year co-chaired the Gala Committee, galvanizing additional support for Five Acres. Mork started his involvement serving on the golf committee raising funds for the charity until he was recruited to join the Board in the same year as Boline. He chaired the Golf Committee and last served as the vice chair of nominating and audit committees.

The charity also welcomed two new board members: Carol Alexis Chen and Zoe Walrond who join the class of 2022. Chen is a partner and trial lawyer in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Los Angeles office. She represents public and private companies, corporate officers, entrepreneurs, and other individuals in high-stakes white collar criminal and complex civil litigation. Carol is heavily involved in community, pro bono, and non-profit board service and various professional associations, and serves as a mentor for Yale Law Women, Asian Pacific Asian Women Lawyers Alliance, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, and The Mentorship Boardroom, the latter for which she mentors young lawyers in South Africa through virtual meetings.

Walrond comes to the Five Acres board with a background in broadcast journalism. She was a television reporter and anchor for NBC affiliates in Denver and Kansas City, Missouri, and the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs. She also served as news director of National Public Radio affiliate KCUR-FM in Kansas City, as Morning Edition anchor on NPR affiliate KPCC-FM in Pasadena, and as a contributing reporter for NPR. In addition, Zoe was a news anchor on all-news radio station KFWB in Los Angeles. As an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Humboldt, formerly known as Humboldt State, she taught journalism and radio production and was faculty advisor to the university’s award-winning student radio station. 

The charity’s new executive committee are Susan McGuirl, chair; Shoshana Puccia, secretary; Jason Melillo, vice chair, finance/investment; Chris Selak, vice chair, advancement; Grace Russak, vice chair, nominating; Chris Kerns, vice chair, audit and past board chair; and Kirsten Hansen, vice chair, administration.

“We honor, recognize, and appreciate all of our wonderful awardees, departing board members, new board members, and new executive committee, who have been an asset to the impact and growth of Five Acres,” said Chanel Boutakidis, Five Acres chief executive officer. “We have experienced the numerous challenges brought on by the pandemic yet the loyalty and commitment of those we recognize this evening have enabled us to continue focusing on the children and staff’s safety and well-being, while bringing loving, permanent forever families to children and youth in foster care.”

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About Five Acres

Since 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 7,000 children and family members annually across five counties, Five Acres now 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 the steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis.

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Superheroes are benevolent individuals triggered by unusual circumstances that cause them to show up with superhuman powers to save the day. Every day, our superheroes show up at Five Acres as clients, donors, volunteers, and team members. The pandemic year demonstrated, once again, the superhuman powers these individuals have when we were faced with numerous challenges.

Superheros UNITE! In Safety

We’re excited to announce our annual report for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 where we introduce you to a partnership with Carbon Health and our Residential Program team and nursing staff. Take a sneak peek at our gallery that depicts our commitment to ensuring children and staff’s safety.

Superheroes UNITE! In Well-being

As many individuals worked remotely, children attended school on Google classroom, and families were overextended during the pandemic, all struggled with fatigue. Working, going to school, and living in the same space, many individuals found themselves blurring the boundaries. Find out how our staff quickly pivoted to providing telehealth services and ongoing mental health to our clients, while the Wellness Committee united our workforce in superhuman ways this past year.

Watch the video of our essential staff, reminding us why we do what we do—it’s all for the kids and together we can get through anything.

Superheroes UNITE! In Permanency

Foster-adoptive parents are everyday superheroes who care for these children. Their superhuman strengths vary just like their path to permanency. Before coming to Five Acres, Gina Barker-Foster and Dana Foster unexpectedly took in Gina’s biological niece and nephew for what they thought would be days, which turned into years and a forever home. Read their story and grab your tissues before you watch or hear Gina and Dana’s story. You can watch the video below or hear the podcast too!

Superheroes UNITE! As Volunteers

Our annual report wouldn’t be complete without the volunteer support we receive from individuals like Florence Nelson, who serves as a co-president of the Children’s Guild, or the ones that leave their mark on the world like Billie Youngblood-Knolle.

Read the Annual Report

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Here’s how our children show their superpowers.
Five Acres Annual Report Cover for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 with superhero children wearing capes
Read our 2020-2021 Annual Report.
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We’re excited to announce “Starry Starry Night: Five Acres Annual Gala” will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at a private estate in Pasadena!

Children in foster care wish on a star to belong in a loving and permanent family. For nearly 134 years, Five Acres has committed to ensuring that every child’s wish to have a loving, permanent family of their own be fulfilled.

Co-chairing the Five Acres annual gala are Trish Gonzales and Nicole Rasic, who have been longtime supporters and part of our Five Acres family. Inspired by brilliant stars, wishes, and dreams, guests will experience the love and support for over 30,000 children in the Los Angeles County foster care system wishing to be part of permanent families. The festivities will take place outdoors at a private estate, where guests will drink champagne poolside, taking in the views of the Arroyo and dine under the stars on a luxurious lawn. Guests will enjoy an evening with gourmet food, cocktails, an auction, and live entertainment by Past Action Heroes, an 80s and 90s cover band.

make your ticket reservations today!

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Silver sponsors and technology sponsors listed for Five Acres annual gala

Silver Star: Stephen and Chantal Bennett & Dr. Annette Ermshar & Associates, Specialized Psychological Services; Kirsten L. Hansen; Richard A. McDonald, Esq.; Technology Star: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Carol Alexis Chen and Winston & Strawn LLP; Celeste and Samuel Liversidge; Blue Star: James Avedikian; East West Bank; LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Deka Law Group; Hahn & Hahn; Sue McGuirl and Bob Musselman; Mariann and Tom Nolan; John Palacio & Nicole Rasic; Tucker Ellis, LLP; Union Bank; Pink Star: Mimi and Paul Carter; Gamble Jones Investment Counsel; Trish and Mike Gonzales; David and Laura Quigg; Grace and Ken Russak; Chris and Steve Selak; and White Star: Jay and Meta Berger; Jacob and Genevieve Fakoory; Donald and Taylor Hall; Harrington Group; Johnny Was; Debi and Scott Kroman; Longo Toyota-Longo Lexus; Matt McIntyre and Garrett Collins; Jason and Billie Melillo; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; Julie Rosenthal; and Eisanne and Marcus Tanimoto

Also, we’d like to thank our underwriters: Helen and Will Webster for Dining Under the Stars; Beth Fishbein Hansen for Green Lawn Reception; Kris Ordaz for Rock Star Entertainment; Anita Yagjian for Champagne at the Pool; Michele Boghossian for Dazzling Desserts;  Harrington Group, Carolyn G. Adams, and Avon Studio Transportation for Children’s Canopy of Wishes; Eisanne and Marcus Tanimoto for Super Star Volunteer or Staff Meals; Marisol Barrios Perez, Mission Driven PR, and Zeenat Thiara for Star Goblets; Bob Smith Toyota | Mike and Peter Smith for Twinkle Bars; and Luxury Flush, LLC.  Thanks to our media sponsors: Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now.

Held during National Foster Care Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, all proceeds will advance our mission of promoting safety, well-being, and permanency to more than 7,000 children and families.

Health & Safety Statement

Five Acres and our residence partner will follow all public health guidelines associated with operating an outdoor fundraising gala event. Five Acres will post on the event webpage and send any needed safety measures to all guests prior to the event.

This event is subject to change. Please consider underwriting your support if an in-person event is not possible due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

Click here to complete the fillable RSVP form.  Please email completed form to Brandon Ito at

A Tax-Saving Way to Help Five Acres

If you are over the age of 70 ½ and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), then a gift from your account may provide the most significant tax savings of any charitable contribution.

A Special Opportunity for Those 70½ Years Old and Older to Help Five Acres

You can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA. The gift must go directly to a qualified charity such as Five Acres without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value of $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a significant impact. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

Make a difference today by helping the children and families served by Five Acres and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support Five Acres through your IRA.

Special Note: Please note while you are eligible to make this gift starting at 70 ½, the required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA is again in force for 2021 for individuals aged 72 and older. Please consult with your tax adviser and consider supporting Five Acres today!


Please help the children of Five Acres shine bright this holiday season!

This has been quite a year.  2021 brought challenges of a new federal reform to programs serving foster youth while continuing to manage the obstacles of a pandemic.  We pivoted quickly and Five Acres was the first in the state to convert our residential program to meet the new federal guidelines and to help create a path for other providers.  Despite these challenges, we’ve all been working hard to make sure one thing has not changed – our mission to the children, keeping them safe – and well and happy!  And with it, hope.  The holidays are here and we are bound and determined to bring them the holiday and joy every child deserves and needs, especially this year. 

We are looking forward to a brighter 2022 – but are grateful for your support in 2021.