Focus on Philanthropy  – Canyon Acres Children and Family Services

Nathan Jurczyk Highly Recommends This Charitable Organization

Nathan Jurczyk had the opportunity to visit Canyon Acres while working to assess organizations that were eligible for charitable contributions for an organization he was affiliated with.

The Mission: Canyon Acres is an organization that provides homes, care, treatment and supportive services for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children and their families.  The organization has been assisting the community since 1980, and grew from an initial home for 12 children to an organization that today provides services to over 300 children each and every day.

Nathan Jurczyk Observation: this organization blends the best of both worlds – a consummate group of caregivers and trained professional service providers, but doesn’t lose its connection to or vibe of a community organization.

To learn more, visit their website:

Nathan Jurczyk Video Recommendation:
Canyon Acres YouTube video, a clip highlighting their excellent work on behalf of kids:

Canyon Acres in the News: Canyon Acres was selected by the Orange County Register newspaper as one of the 2010 recipients of their Seasons of Caring charitable giving campaign – visit this link for more information:

Nathan Jurczyk’s Contribution Tips:
Here are some examples of different and creative ways that you can contribute to Canyon Acres:

United Way

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services is an Orange County United Way funded organization and supports undesignated giving to the Orange County United Way annual campaign. Employees may also choose to designate Canyon Acres to receive their United Way contributions.

In-Kind Gifts

You can help Canyon Acres reduce its operating expenses by contributing everyday items that would normally have to be purchased. For more information, please call (714) 383-9323.

Mentor a Child

These special relationships help the children in immeasurable ways. If you can commit to visiting a child on a regular basis (minimum two visits per month) and would like to help him or her by offering your friendship, support and encouragement – then mentoring may be for you! Mentors listen and are available to the children and help them learn to trust a caring adult, find renewed hope and grow in their own confidence and self esteem.

*Prospective mentors will undergo a thorough interview and background check before receiving coaching about successfully mentoring a Canyon Acres child.

To inquire about mentoring a child, please call (714) 383-9323

Order Take Out Food and Raise Money for Canyon Acres

Canyon Acres has partnered with to create a fun and tasty way to donate. has hundreds of restaurants you can order from online and now with the launch of their “Share the Bounty” program, you can round your orders up to the nearest dollar and the difference will be donated to Canyon Acres.

To start donating money now, visit and sign up for a free account. Visit the “My Account” page to opt-in for “Share the Bounty” and select Canyon Acres as your charity. That’s it. Now every time you place an order, your spare change will be donated!