The Pasadena Jaycees plan two parties that take place annually for the children of 5 Acres in Altadena.
Each year since 2007, Pasadena Jaycees members form an Easter Party committee to plan Easter-themed entertainment for the children living at Five Acres. The morning of the event starts with an Easter Egg Hunt, followed by arts & crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. After the activities, lunch is provided for the children, usually courtesy of local businesses.
After several years of successful Easter Parties, the Pasadena Jaycees began planning an annual Summer Party for the children at Five Acres. The committee plans arts & crafts, sports and water games complete with a slip-n-slide to entertain the children on a hot, summer morning. The children then enjoy lunch, which is usually donated by a local restaurant.
Five Acres, originally founded in 1888, is a non-profit child and family services agency that strengthens families and prevents child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential programs. Services include residential care and educational, mental health services in homes and schools, foster care and adoptions, and domestic violence prevention.
The Pasadena Jaycees strive to make these parties a positive, fun-filled event for the children at Five Acres and were bestowed the 2013 Special Services to Children Award from the Organization.