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Family Angels FAQ


We have over 250 families in our Family Angels program. You become a Family Angel by selecting a family in need and purchasing a gift for each member. In doing so, you replace their stress and fill their hearts with joy this holiday season. Holiday Angels FAQ...

1. Is there a minimum dollar amount we have to spend to participate?    
NO, we just ask that everyone in the family you take on receives at least one of the gifts on their list in addition to a food card or grocery store gift card for the family’s holiday meal or a prepared a food basket with a grocery gift card to cover the perishable main course. Please provide the card Activation slip with unwrapped gift card(s).

2. Are we able to choose how large/small of a family we take on?
YES, you can choose how many people you are able to purchase gifts for. Participating families range range in size from 2-8 people. We  ask Angel donors to provide one gift for each family member along with the grocery gift card to cover the family's holiday meal. Card activation slips are needed with gift cards. Please do not wrap any gift cards.

3. Can we wrap the gifts?
All gifts are accepted unwrapped. We leave the decision to wrap up to the family. You will find their preference in the top right corner of your family‘s form/wish list. Regardless of family preference, please do not wrap gift cards.

4. Where do I deliver the gifts?
Gifts may be delivered to Five Acres’ main campus. Address and hours provided below.

5. When do the gifts need to be delivered?
Gifts need to be delivered to main campus no later than Monday, December 19, 2013.  Gifts can be brought 6 days a week per the schedule below.  Please bring your Angel form and tell staff receiving the gifts that items are for the Family Angel program. Thank you!

6. Will I receive a receipt and tax donation?
Yes. A formal acknowledgement and tax letter will be sent by mail. You must provide contact information and gift details. We ask gift card donors to provide the credit card activation slips with your donation, copy of your Angel Family form and gift list or completed gift form.  You can download the editable in-kind form by clicking here .

CONTACT us to volunteer, to donate or for more details. Call Susan (626) 798-6793 Ext 2251 or email slowe@5acres.org
760 W. Mountain View Street  Altadena, CA 91001 - Parking available at Zeilstra Building across from main campus.

Please drop off gift donations by Thursday, December 19, 2013
Five Acres  - 760 W, Mountain View Street - Altadena, CA 91001

Monday – Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm  Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm or Saturday 9:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm

When dropping off a large donation, please call ahead so we can have staff ready to assist.
Tuesday or Thursday pick-up for large donations may be scheduled by Monday, December 16th.