Accidental Electrical Fire Destroys Buildings at Pasadena Waldorf Altadena Country Club offers space for childcare, thanks in part to Five Acres CEO Chanel Boutakidis

(Tuesday, September 22, Altadena CA) – On Friday August 29th at approximately 5:30pm, an accidental electrical fire destroyed the building housing Pasadena Waldorf School’s first and second grade classrooms at their historic campus on Mariposa Street in the foothills of Altadena. Everything inside the classrooms from desks and chairs to art supplies, handcrafted items, books, the school’s sound system, and more were also lost.View

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Five Acres hosts “Swanky Cocktails” Party at the elegant home of Johanna Metzger and Alex Lopez

(PASADENA, CA) July 16, 2014 – On a balmy July 11th evening 70 guests gathered at the Craftsman-meets-Japanese home of Johanna Metzger and Alejandro Lopez tucked away in the foothills of Altadena where a young, hip crowd grooved well into the night to the tunes of down tempo music to mix, mingle and to be inspired by Five Acres.

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Five Acres Announces the 27th Annual Golf Classic to be held at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena

Tesla joins the tournament this year as hole-in-one partner

(July 7, 2014; Altadena CA) – Five Acres will host its golf classic at the Annandale Golf Club on Monday, September 29, 2014. The annual event which raises money for Five Acres various programs will include a speakeasy themed cocktail hour, silent, live auction and finish with a private dinner and entertainment.

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Five Acres Receives Prestigious Gifts totaling $300,000 in Support of Child and Family Services

Grant awards are combined gifts from Weingart Foundation and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

 (June 30, 2014, ALTADENA, CA) – Five Acres has been awarded $300,000 by two separate grants from the Weingart Foundation and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

Weingart Foundation’s unrestricted grant of $200,000 was awarded on May 1, 2014 by the board of directors and Fred Ali, President/CEO and will be applied over a twenty-four month period.

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Voices for Five Acres Gala: A Grand Evening in Pasadena

May 19, 2014; Pasadena, CA – On a beautiful, sunny evening, more than 250 delighted guests gathered for Voices for Five Acres gala on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Trinity Ballroom in Pasadena. The glamorous event honored Michelle LeClair and Tena Clark for their joint dedication to meeting the needs of children and families in crisis.

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WHAT: Voices for Five Acres, Swingin’ on a Star Gala on May 17


WHO: Serving as emcees will be actor Matthew Lillard, currently seen on “The Bridge” on FX, and Wendy Burch, Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor on KTLA.

Michelle LeClair and Tena Clark will be honored for their joint dedication to meeting the needs of children and families in crisis.

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