2016 Community Support

35,000 People nourished, as guests of the LA County Fair donated 174,909 cans of food to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank during Food Drive Fridays, totaling 87 tons of food.

10,000 classrooms supported through School Supply Thursdays at the Fair, with donations going to the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Inland Empire United Way

8,000+ lives touched through LA County Fair-Sponsored blood drives with partners City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, American Red Cross, Huntington Hospital and Presbyterian InterCommunity Hospital, which resulted in more than 2,700 pints of blood donated

500+ aspiring musicians earned $24,500 though our High School Marching Band Competition

$8,000 donated to America Red Cross disaster relief fund and hundreds of active, reserve, retired military and first responders honored during the Fair’s Week Of Heroes.

 

 

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Fairplex continually looks for ways to give back to our local communities in the areas of Community Service and Lifelong Learning.  By building strong relationships with local business and other non-profits, we find areas to build greater synergy where the needs are greatest for our local residents.  

Fair-Time Community Giving

The LA County Fair is a great opportunity for Fairplex and its guests to give back. From food drives to blood donations, Fairplex works closely with our local partners to fulfill the needs of their communities. And as a thank-you to our guests for assisting us, they receive free admission to the Fair when they participate.

  • Food Drives –Every Friday of the Fair, each guest who donates five canned goods receives one free admission.
  • School Supplies – Every Thursday of the Fair, guests bring in five new, packaged school supplies and receive free admission that day.
  • Blood Drives – Blood drives are held before and during the Fair.  Each person who donates blood received one free any-day admission ticket to the Fair.
  • Week for Heroes – Admission is just $2 for active & retired military, reserves, fire, police and paramedics with a valid military or government ID; and one guest, good one week during the Fair that is designated to celebrate real-life heroes. 
  • College Days at the Fair – Fairplex partners with over 15 colleges to host a special day at the Fair, bringing out students, faculty and staff to celebrate their special day with free and/or discount tickets to the Fair.
  • Community Days at the Fair – Fairplex has over 20 cities participating in the community days events at the Fair which includes a reception, Community Hero presentation and a parade.  See Community Days schedule. 

Year-round Giving

In addition to the donation drives and free admission offered for residents who participate during the fair, we also support our local neighbors and partner organizations by hosting events that align with our core values of community service and education.  Fairplex employees volunteer their time, talent and treasure with several organizations and with Fairplex events themselves.

  • Fairplex Employees volunteering and giving in the community
  • Annual no-cost events for our community

Lifelong learning:

Highlights from The Learning Centers at Fairplex in 2015

  • 250 students served at our Children’s Development Center (CDC)
  • 300 teachers trained on Conscious Discipline
  • 584 students enrolled in free high school education classes in the fields of arts, media, design, culinary automotive, energy, hospitality and agriculture through our Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) programs.
  • $32,000 in scholarships awarded to our Jr. Fair Board students
  • 149,000 students received a free educational experience through our FairKids Field Trips
  • 12,000 fair volunteer hours

For more information, visit The Learning Centers at Fairplex.