In December 2022, we partnered with 10 local non-profits to give back during the holiday season. Each charity decorated a wreath that was displayed near the Cashier Cage.
1st Place: Paws For A Purpose
2nd Place: Elk Grove Food Bank
3rd Place: Project R.I.D.E.
Click below to learn about all of the amazing participating organizations!
CHICKS IN CRISIS
With a strong emphasis on education, Chicks in Crisis is a pregnancy and parenting family resource center that helps directly reduce the number of infants facing abandonment, foster care, abuse, and death.
ELK GROVE OPTIMIST CLUB
Provides support and assistance to the youth in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Projects include: Childspree, Operation Santa Claus, Scholarships, Speech and Essay Contests, and more.
EXPLORE ELK GROVE
Inspires locals and visitors alike to visit, shop, dine, meet, and gather at local businesses, parks, attractions, hotels, and venues in order to foster positive economic development for the region. They are also responsible for producing a number of community events throughout the year.
PAWS FOR A PURPOSE
Assists with funding for emergency medical/dental veterinary costs for shelter pets and pets belonging to Elk Grove residents. Their motto: "Lack of funds should never determine the destiny of a pet"
Program for children and adults with special needs or disabilities to ride horseback for recreational therapy. the 43-year-old program is predominately operated by volunteers and a small staff that administer the highest quality and safest lessons in the industry.
STRAUSS FESTIVAL OF ELK GROVE
The annual Strauss Festival was envisioned as a vehicle to promote and introduce performing arts and classical music to younger generations and those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to enjoy such a cultural event. Four 4 evenings at the end of July each year, audiences delight to dancers performing to a choreographed storyline that ends with a grand finale of fireworks at Elk Grove Park.