Volunteers and Donations Needed for Holiday Event | Community Spirit
Christmas in Cordova returns for its second year on Saturday, December 15 to assist less fortunate Rancho Cordova families during the holiday season.
A toy drive is taking place through Monday, December 3 that will provide gifts for parents to holiday “shop” for their children at the event. Rancho Cordova City Hall has been added as a donation drop off site for new, unwrapped toys. A collection bin is accessible in the first floor lobby, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 2729 Prospect Park Drive. Monetary donations will be used to purchase toys, food for the meal, and other event supplies.
Last year, more than 600 families participated for 1,600 children.
“We even provide day care for young children as well as fun and games for older children while their parents select and wrap gifts,” said Rancho Cordova Police Officer Heidi Herrera, who is coordinating the event. “Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to be on hand for photo opportunities and a meal will be provided for participating families.”
Herrera is also looking for volunteers to work at the December 15 event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mills Middle School located at 10439 Coloma Road.
“We will need volunteers to help with shopping, wrapping, entertaining children, and doing other tasks at the event,” she said.
Sponsors of Christmas in Cordova are the Rancho Cordova Police Department, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, PAL (Police Activities League), Folsom Cordova Community Partnership, Sun River Church, Mercy General Hospital, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, and the City of Rancho Cordova Growing Strong Neighborhoods Initiative.
To make a monetary donation or sign up to volunteer, contact Herrera at 916-875-5852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Ashley Downton, City of Rancho Cordova