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Your donation goes a long way in making a difference! 

Your gift can change a child's life – from purchasing a HEPA air filter for an asthmatic child's bedroom to providing a child’s first experience at summer camp. Private support purchases books, board games or puzzles for our group homes and residential cottages or provides outings or holiday and birthday gifts for children in our care. Check out dollar-for-dollar ways to help a child.  

applegirl Donate a cash gift by mail, online or by calling or by faxing credit card information. Credit card gifts can be one-time donations or scheduled monthly, bi-monthly or weekly to fit your needs or coincide with pay schedules.  Donate Now

Make a gift in someone's name. Honor someone with a tribute or memorial gift. These gifts demonstrate your thoughtfulness and help change lives. A card designed by a child-artist will be mailed to your honoree at the address you provide announcing a gift was made in their name by you. Tributes make great business, office holiday gifts, birthday and wedding gifts. You may make your tribute online. Space is provided for your tribute information.

Donate goods or services. Five Acres welcomes in-kind gift donations. They provide needed items and help maximize our ability to meet client needs. Donations of gift cards, new toys and theme park or sporting event passes are particularly important at the holidays and for children's birthdays. Click in-kind
to learn more. 

Support our special events by becoming an event sponsor, advertiser, attendee or auction participant, or by providing cash gift, a service or product donation. Scheduled Events 

Assist a  youth transitioning from foster care
In addition to birthdays, gift certificates to grocery and retail stores can be purchased to assist youth transitioning from foster care to independence. These types of gifts also assist families in our community identified as at-risk and struggling to provides their families with the necessities. There is a constant need for gift cards from grocery, clothing, department and houseware stores.

Secure a direct corporate gift through your company
Your employer may have a matching gift or educational matching gift program. Matching programs increase your gift's value when your personal donation is matched with an employer gift. Matching gift programs vary and often require an employee-signed verification form or online application. Five Acres non public school qualifies Five Acres for matching education gifts. 
The California Department of Education, Special Education Division has certified our Nonpublic school. Our certification number is #19-64881-6917199.


Please print the donation form  (PDF), provide the required information and sign your name next to your card number. Include the expiration date (required) and submit to: Attn: Advancement Department • Five Acres • 760 W. Mountain View St. • Altadena, CA 91001-4996 • Fax (626) 585-1789.  For In-kind gifts, please visit our In-kind gifts pages or us at call (626) 798-6793, Ext. 2244 to learn about specific needs. For major or planned giving call Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 Ext. 2250. Credit card donations can be processed online by clicking here, by mail, or by phone by calling Jean Owens at (626) 798-6793 x 2270.    

We encourage you to be an informed donor. Information about Five Acres can be found at these sites: GuideStar.org and Helping.org. 

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Scholarship Fund

Holiday Fund

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