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There are many ways you can help or volunteer to make the holidays a special, joyful time for vulnerable children who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Click on each item to view page:  Ways to Help / Sign Up / Most Requested Gifts /
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You can join the Family Circle, our monthly giving group, to support our work with children and families year-round!
Learn about monthly giving.


Consider making a contribution to Five Acres with an annual or unrestricted gift. Your investment helps us transform the lives of children and families today. Five Acres also accepts gifts of stock. Make sure your gift is counted for this year! Click here to learn more on year-end giving requirements.
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Does your employer have an Employee Match Program? If so, you could double your gift’s impact to Five Acres! Consider having your employer sponsor your gift to Five Acres through their matching gift program: Check the list of companies with Matching Gift Programs.


By making a gift in someone’s name and honoring that special person with a tribute, memorial, birthday, holiday, wedding or other occasion gift, you can impact the work of Five Acres and commemorate the event! Five Acres will send a tribute card announcing your tribute.
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Do you know youth who would love to support Five Acres? Through the Junior Philanthropy Network, youth can organize a fundraising event, create a campaign, and help us spread the word for our Back to School Angels, #GivingTuesday, and Happy Birthday campaigns!
Learn how you can get involved.


Love to host parties? Sponsor a special fundraising event or private fundraising event and through your friends and generosity, you can help build awareness and raise funds for the programs at Five Acres. Around here, we call them “friend-raisers.” Let’s party!


Five Acres is pleased to announce our new Corporate Partnership Program, an opportunity for a corporate partner to think bigger, beyond just an event sponsorship! Your company can receive co-branding with Five Acres & attract new clients who value the collaboration between your business and a nonprofit. Aligning your business with Five Acres can help with brand perception, enhance your corporate responsibility and encourage your employees to get involved! Please contact Rebecca Haussling at 626.773.3809 or email for more information.


Support to Five Acres also comes through GiveBack programs and events. Ongoing GiveBacks include Vroman’s Book Store Giveback, Ralph’s Community Contribution program, eScrip and AmazonSmile. We encourage you to frequent these businesses; their giveback support helps make a difference in many lives. Please remember to designate Five Acres every time you shop or register! Five Acres encourages single and annual community giveback events too. Contact us with your idea! (626) 773-3809 or email


Invest in Today and Tomorrow

Legacy Society

Your generosity can ensure a promising future for Five Acres beyond your lifetime. Join with others who are making an impact in the lives of children and future generations by including Five Acres in your will or estate plans.

Learn about planned giving options for you and your family: Legacy Society Brochure

Learn about a Charitable Gift Annuity.

Philanthropy Circle

We welcome you to join our Philanthropy Circle, a distinguished leadership group whose annual gifts of $500 or more provide critical support to the agency and our programs that bring hope and healing to the vulnerable children and families we serve.

Learn about our Philanthropy Circle and benefits

Learn how your gift makes a difference: Investing in Children and Families

Contact us for more information about how you can invest in Five Acres:

Jennifer Berger
Chief Advancement Officer

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donor spotlight

Donor and Foster Family Profile: Kaveh & Shea Najafi

Meet the Najafi family – Five Acres donors who have also been trained and certified as foster-adoptive parents through the agency. Kaveh is a trauma surgeon at Huntington Hospital, UC Irvine, and Providence Holy Cross. Shea owns her own business, Hannah Grey, which sells lightweight, stylish breastfeeding covers for the modern woman. They have two […]

Volunteer Profile: Sue McGuirl

This month we highlight Five Acres supporter and 2015 Gala Chair Sue McGuirl. Sue is a Senior Director for Fireman’s Fund Entertainment Insurance, a company of Allianz, and has been in the insurance business for thirty years. Sue works on insurance for touring entertainers, live events, film and TV. She was once a figure skating […]