updated 1/24/2011 11:17:51 AM ET 2011-01-24T16:17:51

ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, a Southern California charity organization committed to providing homes, care, treatment and supportive services for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children and their families, today announced the 2010 'Be an Angel for Our Kids' holiday campaign netted more than $65,000 in gifts and donations. More than 100 individuals and organizations donated cash and gift cards for children and families in the agency's care. In particular, gift card donations exceeded totals from the previous year.

Canyon Acres held several holiday events in conjunction with the fundraising drive, including a special breakfast at Antonello Ristorante sponsored by I Padrini d'Antonello--with a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by board member Harry Winters and Jacqueline Palacios.

"Canyon Acres is very grateful to our dedicated community of supporters for their generous holiday donations," said Harald Herrmann, Chairman of the Board of Canyon Acres. "Especially in this time of economic uncertainty, we are very happy to see our drives perform as strongly or better than years past. Funds raised bring us closer to delivering on our mission of providing care, love and hope to the children and families who need it most."

Canyon Acres would like to extend a special thank you to The Disneyland Resort, I Padrini d'Antonello, Kaiser Permanente, The Employees of SA Recycling, Mile Two Church in Cypress, KMJ Corbin & Company, LLP, Corvette Mike, Yokohama Tire Corporation, Classic Cruisers-North Orange County, Aldersgate Children's Center, Associated Students of Orange Coast College and Lunada Bay Corporation.

For more information, please visit www.canyonacres.org.

ABOUT CANYON ACRES

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services is committed to providing homes, care, treatment and supportive services for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled children and their families. Since 1980, Canyon Acres has been serving children throughout Southern California, providing the highest level of care and therapeutic treatment to children who suffer from a variety of emotional and psychological disorders. Canyon Acres gives children the nurturing, treatment and opportunities they need to grow up in safe, loving, and stable families. For more information about Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, contact Bock Communications at + 1-714-540-1030 or canyonacres@bockpr.com or visit the Canyon Acres Children and Family Services web site at www.canyonacres.org .

CONTACT: Ty Sheppard
         Bock Communications, Inc.
         +1.714.540.1030
         canyonacres@bockpr.com

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