Anyone who lives in Elk Grove knows the magic of the holidays.

From the Dickens Street Fair, the Gobble Wobble Run and other family events, Elk Grove is home to some amazing venues that bring out the holiday spirit.

If you’re thinking about volunteering this holiday season, Elk Grove has you covered. Here are three ways you can lend a helping hand this holiday season.

Gobble Wobble

This Thanksgiving morning, you can start a new tradition with your family and friends by participating in Elk Grove’s Gobble Wobble.

This year’s beneficiary will be the Chicks in Crisis facilities. The program supports more than 400 mothers and fathers by providing open adoption placements and other services.

Not only can you make a difference in the lives of others and children, but the 5K, 10K, Kids’ Fun Run or walk events will spread joy even before you gather around the table with your family and friends.

Learn more about this opportunity here.

Elk Grove Food Bank

The Elk Grove Food Bank Services delivers essential resources to those in need.

The food bank operates an emergency feeding program, mobile distribution programs for seniors, and home delivery for medically fragile individuals.

Along with providing food, the mission of Elk Grove Food Bank Services also includes back-to-work assistance, free clothes, veterans outreach and a pet pantry to help feed dogs and cats.

You can provide your assistance by volunteering on-site, or by hosting your own event. If you’re interested in helping in any way, get started by visiting Elk Grove Food Bank Services’ website.

Project R.I.D.E.

Project R.I.D.E has been harnessing magic since 1979 through therapeutic horseback riding opportunities for people with special needs.

This holiday season, you can help individuals unwrap the gift of this magical experience by becoming a volunteer. When you do, you will learn the organization’s best practices through orientation and equestrian training.

Project R.I.D.E. reaches out to students with disabilities from across the region. The youngest students are 3 and the oldest are in their 90s.

Happy holidays everyone, and we hope you have time to spread some extra cheer!


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