Five Acres’ Holiday Drive To Benefit Children and Youth in Foster Care This Holiday Season

Published on Nov 22, 2022

Individuals, organizations, and companies wishing to make a difference this holiday season can support Five Acres Holiday Drive to bring joy to more than 7,000 children, youth, and families served across five counties by the agency headquartered in Altadena. Image source: Canva

Five Acres’ annual holiday drive creates joyful holiday memories for vulnerable children and foster youth who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Through the years, many generous supporters in the community have made these children’s holiday wishes come true. Five Acres is requesting help from the community to donate gift cards and unwrapped toys by December 9.

“With the inflation, many families are finding it challenging to buy the basic needs for their households. We have always relied on community support to help brighten the holidays for our children and families, and this year is no exception,” said Jennifer Berger, Five Acres chief advancement officer. “The holidays are filled with family traditions, and we want to ensure our children and families have what they need to make their holidays extra special despite the spike in our economy.”

Five Acres’ most requested gifts from kids this year are the following: Amazon Fire Tablets, sports equipment, scooters, skateboards, safety helmets, bath and body products, and cologne or perfume for teens.

Gift cards also make great holiday gifts for Five Acres youth and families in need. The most requested gift cards are Target, Walmart, Visa, Mastercard®, Amazon, and Domino’s® Pizza.

Based on the children’s requests, Five Acres has also built an Amazon Wish List full of toys and other items. Individuals, organizations, and companies that would like to sponsor festive activities during the holiday break may do so by donating directly at https://5acres.org/holiday/.

The designated days to drop off unwrapped gifts to Five Acres are Tuesday, November 29 to Friday, December 9, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address for curbside drop-off is at Five Acres Zeilstra parking lot at 747 W. Mountain View St., Altadena, CA 91001, across from the agency’s main campus.

For any questions about the holiday drive or if the above schedule does not work, please contact Angelique Blancas at 626-487-3748 or email her at ablancas@5acres.org to arrange a time and date. Should an individual have questions about how to sponsor holiday activities, Brandon Ito can be reached at 626-390-8453 or bito@5acres.org. To learn more about Five Acres, visit 5acres.org.

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