Friends of the Children's Museum
#GivingTuesday is a one-day online opportunity to inspire people through social media to give back to the charities and causes they celebrate in their own community.

What You Can Do
Make a tax deductible online donation to The Children’s Museum at La Habra
during #GivingTuesday 2017 on Tuesday, November 28th.


Be a Superhero This Holiday Season

You can be a Superhero this holiday season by providing hundreds of kids and families access to a treasured community resource that has the power to enrich their lives.

  The Children’s Museum at La Habra (CMLH)

Superheroes have big hearts and use their magic powers to make their communities better. During this holiday season, open your heart and use your magic power to give kids and families access to the Museum’s unique educational exhibits and programs.

Your gift can put smiles on the faces of kids by providing free field trips to the Museum and support families who can’t afford CMLH’s regular admission fee through the Museum’s Free Admission Days.

And this year, thanks to generous donors, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $20,000! A gift of any amount will help us fulfill our mission of encouraging hands-on learning that opens the world to even the youngest child!

So this holiday season…     Have a Heart!     Be a Hero!      Make a Difference!

Celebrate our 40th anniversary year with a gift of $48, $140, $240, $480 or more!
CMLH Hosts a Rich Mixture of Cultural Programs through free admission programs that reach 6,000 children and families each year.

Puebla, Mexico Youth Wind Band

As a Museum donor, you directly impact the lives of 90,000 children and families that visit the Museum each year. Help celebrate our 40th anniversary with your gift and share your support of CMLH on your Facebook or Instagram account!

Suggested Levels of Giving

$48 Friend to Kids
Provide free admission for eight school children

$140 Free Admission Day Supporter
Provide 14 kids with free admission on a Museum Free Admission Day

$240 Education Outreach Sponsor
Provide a bus for a school field trip to the Museum

$480 Field Trip Donor
Provide a class of 35 students a free field trip to the Museum, including busing

$1,040 Circle of Friends
Provide 104 kids with free admission on a Museum Free Admission Day

Join our Circle of Friends and support all of the above!
Receive special recognition and invitations to special events.
Thank you for supporting The Children’s Museum at La Habra!

Your Gift is Tax Deductible

Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra Tax ID #33-0244625

Caterpillar Adoption Program served 200 children and families and provided the exciting experience of watching caterpillars metamorphosize into butterflies.

Making Caterpillar "Cabanas" out of shoeboxes

2017 Giving: Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, 2015 legislation was signed into law that makes the charitable IRA rollover provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra free from federal income tax each year.

There may also be state income tax savings.

Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.

To make such gifts, it is important to not withdraw funds prior to a gift, but have the gift amount distributed directly from an IRA to one or more qualified charities.

For those with check writing privileges on their accounts, this may be the most efficient way to make gifts directly from an IRA.

Please contact Roy Mueller at  or 562-383-4242, your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.

H2O, Here We Go! Program reached over 1,600 K-2nd grade underserved children in the La Habra City School District and empowered them to conserve water.

Building a Water Pipeline

Give Big: Employers’ Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employee's financial gifts. Bring your donation receipt to your employer to see if they will double your gift to The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra.

If you are in a position to offer a matching gift for our Be A Community Superhero campaign, please contact Roy Mueller at or 562-383-4242.

2018 Chipping in For Kids Golf Tournament

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights, CA
Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting The Children’s Museum at La Habra

The Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the prestigious 18-hole championship Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights. The Hacienda Golf Club provides players with one of the finest and most challenging golfing experiences available in Southern California.

The tournament features a day of exciting competition that includes a helicopter golf ball drop, putting, long drive and closest to the pin contests, mulligans, raffles, a live and silent auction and an awards dinner.  All golfers will receive a player’s swag bag, continental breakfast, beverages while on the course, lunch and dinner buffet. 

All proceeds from Chipping in for Kids benefit The Children’s Museum at La Habra, one of the most unique, educational and cultural resources for young children in Southern California.  The Museum serves 90,000 children and families annually from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: If you would like to be an event sponsor, please contact Roy Mueller at 562-383-4242 or

To make your donation, please click the DONATE button below

Thanks so much for supporting The Children’s Museum at La Habra!

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" for Kids 26th Anniversary Event

Sunday, October 21, 2018 


Check out our video of this fun-filled event here!

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Children’s Museum at La Habra celebrates its’ 26th anniversary of Gourmet Guy ‘Raise Bread’ for Kids, a delightful, taste-filled event that brings together over 350 hungry members of the public and a team of 100 amateur chefs, a.k.a. “Gourmet Guys”, made up of local community leaders who compete for top recognition of their signature gourmet dishes. 

Fantastic food, tempting wines, an opportunity prize drawing and a silent auction combine to make this a truly memorable afternoon. Just like the Olympics, gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for the most outstanding preparation and presentations in 14 food categories at the conclusion of the event.

How You Can Help 90,000 Kids & Families

Event proceeds help sustain The Children’s Museum of La Habra’s programs and exhibits and ensure that 90,000 annual visitors, including those who are underserved, continue to benefit from hands-on educational and cultural programs that open the world to even the youngest child.

Want to Cook?

If you are interested in competing as a Gourmet Guy this year,
please download the official chef guidelines and application packet here.

Are You a High School Student Who Wants to Cook?

We have a limited number of spaces available in our Student Chef Division.
 If you are currently enrolled in grades 9-12, you are eligible to participate in this year's event. 
Please download the official student chef guidelines and application packet here.

Want to Judge?

If you are a professional chef and are interested in becoming a judge for the event,
please download the official judges’ guidelines and application packet here.

Want to Purchase Tickets to Gourmet Guys?

Please contact Roy Mueller at or 562-383-4242
Tickets are $40 per person or $150 for a VIP Event Package for 2

Want to Help Sponsor the Event?

Please download our 2018 Gourmet Guys event sponsorship packet

A BIG THANK YOU to CURRENT Gourmet Guys ‘Raise Bread for Kids’ SPONSORS

Sous Chef Sponsor
Matthew & Roberta Jenkins Family Foundation   

Chef Apron Sponsor
Baker Commodities, Inc.

Chef Name Plate Sponsors
American First Credit Union
Amie Chen-RE/MAX 2000 
Nancy & Shelly Zinberg

“Knead Dough” Sponsor
Kent & Dorothy Roberts

Champagne Toast Sponsor
      Steve & Missy Fleet       

Medal Sponsor
        Jones & Mayer         

Table Sponsors
Jim and Trish Andreoli   
California Domestic Water
PDQ Rentals

Table Place Mat Sponsors
Jane Ivory
VIP Rubber
Rick & Colleen Snyder
Beverage Sponsors
Brad & Dawn Fielder
 Stuart Pompel   
Shrimmer-Cavanagh Insurance Agency

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" For Kids Annual Fundraiser

When:  Sunday, October 21, 2018     12:00noon - 3:00pm

Where:  La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA

Tickets:  $40.00 per person


Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum at 301 S. Euclid St. in La Habra or on Sunday, October 21st at the La Habra Community Center.