Recent Giving Helping our furry friends, too!
Partnering with the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA and the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care Center, the Fair gave more than 1,500 tickets to people who adopted a pet during August at both centers, a small way to help shelter pets find their forever homes.
To kick off Fair season, the Fair team, including the Fairdevil, visited some of LAs childrens hospitals, including City of Hope, to bring a little bit of the LA County Fair to them. The Fair Devil went from room to room handing out Superhero capes, toys and stuffed animals while children enjoyed free face painting and a magic show.
Cards for Kids
In August, Fairplex partnered with the Inland Empire United Way forits Cards for Kids program. Fairplex employees created more than 275 cards filled with good wishes and inspirational thoughts that were delivered to children at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the City of Hope.
Police Camp Out
In summer of 2015, more than 300 kids FROM unrolled their sleeping bags in the infield and settled in for overnight fun at the annual Pomona Police Departments Great Camp Out. The PD host the kids for a sleepover with dancing, games, food, magicians, movies and lots of fun. Fairplex provided watermelon and a free ticket to the LA County Fair for every child.
Ross/McCracken Learning Expo
On May 1, we hosted the 10th annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo. The free event showcases educational exhibits organized by Pomonas Promoting Academic Achievement and Pomona Unified School District. More than 5,000 kids and their families enjoy this interactive event.
To celebrate Earth Day 2015, we delivered 250 tomato plants from our five-acre farm to our nearest neighbors to promote sustainable and healthy living part of our mission at Fairplex.
2016 MS Walk
On April 23, 2016 “Team Fairplex” participated in the MS Walk at Citizens Bank Area. In 2015 more than 85 volunteers raised $12,883 in the MS Walk. Fairplex matches our fund raising efforts 50 cents to every dollar raised up to $3,000.
Pomona Beautification Day
At Pomona Beautification on April 16, Fairplex provided lunch for all who gave their time to the local neighborhood. In addition, we donated 1800 free fair tickets to all attendees who donated their time to beautify our city.
30 Sweet Cases were delivered to local foster youth organizations. We partnered with Together We Rise to provide Sweet Cases that are decorated and stuffed with goodies for our local foster kids.
National Ag Day
In March 2016, we celebrated National Agriculture Day in an educational fashion. We hosted free Farm Field Trips for 3 different schools in the Pomona Unified School District.
Read Across America
Read Across America Care packages were delivered to all 27 elementary schools in Pomona Unified School District on February 2, 2016. We love reading too!
In March 2016, Family Fun Easter Baskets were donated as raffle items to the 6 fun Easter events the City of Pomona hosted at local parks for our community.
2015 Neighbor Halloween Party
For Halloween 2015, we provided a blow-up screen and a free showing of Hotel Transylvania with popcorn for all at the City of Pomona’s Halloween event in Palomares Park.