It’s that time again to bring out the Turkey and holiday cheer! May you have many reasons for love, laughter, and joy this Thanksgiving holiday! Around this time of year it’s a great time to extend a helping hand to those in need as well. We’ve tracked down a few events for you to give back in this joyful and festive holiday.
1. Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive
Family, friends, turkey, pie, and food, food, food! Thats what Thanksgiving night is all about so come work up your appetite and join in on all the action before all the festivities begin! The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge invites you to join them on their 21st annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Run and Food Drive. This Thanksgiving event has been a local tradition and a community favorite with families, athletes, and community supporters of all types! Please bring only non-perishable food items for donations.
5K Regular: $35 (Before Tuesday November 25th)
5K On-Site: $40 (Cash & Checks Only)
Kids 1 Mile Regular: $15 (Before Tuesday November 25th)
Kids 1 Mile On-Site: $20 (Cash & Checks Only)
Thursday November 27th 2014
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Memorial Park in La Canada Flintridge
1301 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.
2. Giving Back For All We Have Received
Everyone deserves to enjoy a plentiful feast of good food, family, and friends! Join Jacobs Deliverance Foundation Corporation in providing Thanksgiving meals to Veterans, Families in need and local Homeless. Lend a helping hand, provide a meal for someone in need, and help fill a turkey basket -Lets come together and give back for all we receive.
Meal ticket Donation: $5
Wednesday November 26th 2014
Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St. Pasadena, CA 91103.
3. Join the The Pasadena Senior Center for another year of its Thanksgiving tradition providing beautifully decorated tables, and a delicious Thanksgiving meal specially prepared by Chef Vince -all the holiday favorites; roasted Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, salad and more! Cooking and clean up is all taken care of, simply join us for an evening of thanks!
Thursday November 27th 2014
85 E. Holly St. Pasadena, CA 91103
4. Tofurkey Trot
Spread the peace! Turkeys need love and peace too! Join us at the Tofurky Trot Run, designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant based diets. The 5k run, trot, or walk is open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable, vegan, and other food items and their furry animal companions!
$30 On-Site Registration
November 27th 2014
9:00 Start time
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Lot K, Pasadena, CA
5. Union Station Homeless Services’ Annual Dinners-in-the-Park
The best way to give thanks is to give back. For more than 40 years, community volunteers who are hungry to help have helped Union Station Homeless Services serve thousands of free meals to homeless and low-income adults and families, senior citizens, and those who are alone at the holidays or unable to afford a holiday meal.
Volunteer registration for Thanksgiving is now closed, but the agency is still in need of non-perishable food donations. A Wish List of much needed items can be found at http://unionstationhs.org/?p=3570.The community is invited to drop off these supplies (in the indicated sizes) at 412 S. Raymond.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Health Department regulations, Union Station Homeless Services is no longer able to accept turkey or prepared food donations at the event.
Volunteer Suggested Donation: $10
Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014.
Noon start time
Central Park, Pasadena
Corner of Del Mar Blvd. and Fair Oaks Avenue
Stephanie Hurtado and Jose Florentino
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