Giving Back
Five Acres Announces Transitional Shelter Care Pilot Program at Residential Treatment Center in Altadena

Effective March 1, Five Acres will expand services by launching a new Transitional Shelter Care (TSC) program on their residential campus in Altadena. This pilot program, administered through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, will provide short-term care; up to 72 hours in most cases – for youngsters who are experiencing the trauma of being removed from their families, or who have…

Five Acres Receives Grant Support from the Annenberg Foundation

Five Acres announces today it has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation in support of its Residential Treatment Programs, in particular the “Open Doors” Residentially Based Services pilot program for children with…

Fire Family Foundation Provides Nearly $175,000 in 2015 Assisting Firefighters, Fire Families

As the charitable hand of the Los Angeles-based Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation provided almost $175,000 in assistance to firefighters and fire families in need in 2015. In addition, the Foundation announces that…

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Names 2016 Youth of the Year

Lowell Anthony Romero. Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club Marshall Fundamental School ninth grader Lowell Anthony Romero, 15, has been selected as the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena’s 2016 Youth of the Year, and…

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Begins Transformation at Friday’s “Empty House” Affair

It was a great party, but it actually gets better. The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) hosted its “Empty House” bash Friday evening, with all of the designers involved displaying their plans for…

Foothill Family Awarded Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Grant

Foothill Family was awarded a $12,000 one-year grant by The Avon Foundation for Women to provide counseling and case management services for domestic violence victims.…

Kids “Shop with a Cop” for Christmas, Presented by Pasadena Rotary Club

Pasadena Rotary Club hosted its second “Shop with a Cop” for the Holidays with kids from the Pasadena Police Activities League.  Rotary Committee members J.P.…

Schweitzer and Dumas Join Fire Family Foundation’s Board

Donald Schweitzer (l) and Michael Dumas (r) Fire Family Foundation announces new members to its board of directors who will be assuming responsibilities as of…

Five Acres Holiday Open House Kicks Off Toy Drive

Community members and friends of Five Acres came out on Thursday, December 3rd to the annual Holiday Open House. The family friendly event offered guests…

The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Goes Shopping for Friends of Foster Children

L-R: Lou Ann Heintz, Ellen Yeany, Pam Geer, Mary Moffitt, Debi Mistretta, Susan Whittmer and Peggy Ulbrich Lou Ann Heintz (l) and Mary Moffitt (r) The Shakespeare Club Philanthropy Department enjoyed a successful day shopping for toys and baby items using funds raised from the Clubs “Annual Toy Drive”. Partnering with Friends of Foster Children staff; they were able to fill the wish lists for children aged 2months to 17 years old. Ten shopping carts filled with items were purchased from “Toys R Us” using the $3,646 dollars raised. On January 22, 23, 24, & 29, 30, 31, 2016 the…

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