Five Acres logo with words that read Wish List Wednesday Bring childhood fun

2023 Back-to-School Drive

August is National Back-to-School Month and we’re gearing up to prepare the children we serve to start off right. Help us make this school year extra special with your contributions. We’re in need of crayons, colored pencils, markers, journals, binder paper (wide and college ruled), erasers and pencil sharpeners and college-ruled notebooks! 

Please consider making a monetary donation to help us purchase these items. 

You can also choose to order supplies from our Amazon wish list and have them directly delivered to Five Acres for your convenience. 

If you would like to deliver the school supplies in person, please go to our reception at 760 Mountain View St., Altadena, CA 91001. Questions? Call 626-798-6793. You can also contact Angelique Blancas at

About Wish List Wednesdays

Our kids in foster care were placed with us because they’ve experienced abuse and neglect. Their childhoods haven’t been carefree and blissful. Instead, they’ve had to learn how to survive. We’d like to make their childhood extra memorable. On Wish List Wednesday, we’ll share a wish list item that will help bring childhood wishes to come true. Will you help us by donating funds to fulfill an item on our wish list? We’re counting on the support of our 5A family and friends to create childhoods that are easy, carefree, and blissful.

Previous Wish List Wednesdays

a picture of a child holding a sandwich container with a sandwich in it and an apple on top and the words that say sandwich containers
a picture of a child with a lunchbox and words that say colorful lunchboxes
a picture of a lunchbox with food and the words that say to ensure every child has a lunchbox, please donate towards our $750 goal today for Five Acres wish list wednesday

colorful lunchboxes

Our kids have been getting lunch at summer school, then bring it back in a generic bag. They’d love to get unique and fun lunchboxes to carry their food. Please consider making a donation that will serve up some great food in themed lunchboxes. Lettuce give you the details: We need to raise $750 to purchase 50 lunchboxes. 

Here’s some food for thought (pun intended): They’ll feel extra special and you’ll know you did something good today. Spread your love! 

Personalized Birthday Cakes

A 15-year-old boy who lives in our Falcon cottage wants to be a police officer, so he was thrilled when a Five Acres Guild Member came through and personalized his birthday cake. Birthdays, just like childhoods, should be easy and carefree. We need your support in making kids’ wishes come true this summer, especially on their birthdays! 
This Wish List Wednesday we need $1,500 to buy birthday cakes for our kiddos. Please help us celebrate our kids’ birthdays by giving them a chance to make a wish and blow out their candles. You can make a donation below.