Five Acres has launched a fundraising campaign as part of a four-year strategic plan to connect Los Angeles’ 20,000 foster youth with permanent families by the year 2020. Titled “Pathway to Permanency,” the campaign will help fund Five Acres’ permanency efforts and will be represented with 200 inscribed wall tiles installed at the nonprofit’s main campus in Altadena.
The tile campaign comes at a time when the foster care crisis in Los Angeles is reaching its tipping point, with more children entering the foster system than there are families to take them in. Continue reading “Five Acres Raises Funds for ‘Permanency’”
In celebration of Five Acres’ 130th birthday in 2018, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has recognized March 12 as “Five Acres Day” in LA County. Barger’s official proclamation took place recently at the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting in downtown LA. Continue reading “March 12 Proclaimed Five Acres Day”
Local family and child services nonprofit Five Acres has successfully set a record for the world’s longest “trust fall” relay to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. The record, verified by RecordSetter, was set on Nov. 1, the first day of National Adoption Month, in recognition of the more than 20,000 children awaiting permanent family solutions in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Five Acres Sets World Record to Raise Foster Care Awareness”
Five Acres has launched a digital campaign to raise awareness for foster care and adoption in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. The Five Acres Trust Fall Challenge invites friends, families, co-workers, businesses, community organizations and more to film and share their own trust fall videos online with the hashtags #fall4fiveacres and #20kby2020. The challenge symbolizes the agency’s key message: that every child belongs in the arms of a safe, loving and permanent family. Continue reading “Five Acres Launches Digital Campaign”
Five Acres will host its annual gala on Saturday, June 3, at the private Molina Estate in South Pasadena. Guests of the “Red Carpet Affair” will enjoy celebrity treatment, including a three-course meal with wine, a silent and live auction with special prizes, wine and jewelry raffles, live entertainment, dancing and more, all while raising funds to support Five Acres programs.
Multiple auction items will be available to gala bidders, including a “Nashville” show package for two with airfare, accommodations and a “Nashville” set visit; a private catering extravaganza for 50; and a private dinner and organic margarita tasting for 10 with local chef Robert Simon. Luxury travel packages include a one-week Parisian stay on the Champs-Élysées; a weeklong stay at a private beach condominium in Cabo San Lucas at Casa del Mar; a Catalina Island adventure for six; and a scenic sailing excursion around the San Francisco Bay with a gourmet lunch and regional wines. Continue reading “Five Acres Hosts Gala on June 3”
Five Acres announced the addition of three new board members to the agency’s Board of Directors. Celeste Liversidge, Scott Street and Erica Tejeda will be joining the board as new members after years of involvement with various Five Acres committees. The three new members were inducted at the agency’s 129th annual meeting, held recently at the Rococo Room in Pasadena.