Five Acres Children’s Guild to Host Informational Meeting

Membership Drive Kick-Off for Volunteer Group at Five Acres. The Children’s Guild is seeking additional members with the goal of supporting a greater number of children.

(Feb. 20, 2013; ALTADENA, Calif.) – The Five Acres Children’s Guild, a service group dedicated to advancing Five Acres’ mission and vision, will host an informational meeting on Thursday, Mar. 7th, 6 pm at Five Acres’ Zeilstra Research and Training Center.

Established in 1990, the Five Acres Children’s Guild consists of volunteers committed to being positive role models for children living in residential care while raising public awareness of Five Acres in the greater Los Angeles area. This event is open to all individuals interested in learning more about or joining this vital service group.

Members of the Children’s Guild develop and implement programs targeted at supporting the children of Five Acres and increasing the agency’s volunteer and financial support.  Guild volunteers work directly with the children living in residential care at Five Acres, forming consistent and meaningful relationships. The Children’s Guild is seeking additional members with the goal of supporting a greater number of children.

Guild members meet once monthly to discuss upcoming events, cottage activity
schedules, Birthday Angels program and introduce new members. They host a
monthly on-campus cottage activity, such as playing sports, arts and crafts
projects, cooking meals, jewelry making and dance parties, to name a few. The
Guild also treats the children to a quarterly off-campus outing; past venues
have included Kidspace Museum, Griffith Park Observatory, the California
Science Center and a local Halloween carnival.

Five Acres, a pioneer in providing successful solutions that ensure safety,
well-being and permanent homes for children and their families proudly
celebrates 125 years of service. Throughout its history, Five Acres has
continued to provide programs that have a measurable impact on the nearly 5,500 children, members of their families and support networks who are served each year. Since 1888, Five Acres has touched the lives of nearly 100,000 children and families.

For more information about the Five Acres Children’s Guild or to learn how to
become a part of this vital service group visit www.fiveacres.org or contact Susan Lowe at 626-773-3751 or slowe@5acres.org.

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