Palmdale Volunteer Day

As part of Palmdale’s Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, residents may lend a hand to help the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services prepare for its annual holiday food and gift distribution for more than 500 local families.

PALMDALE — Residents looking for opportunities to give back to their community will have several options to choose from on Saturday as part of the third annual Family Volunteer Day.

All events take place in the vicinity of the Palmdale Civic Center and all ages are welcome to participate.

At the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, volunteers may make cards to recognize members of the military, veterans and their families at the “Mail for Heroes” event.

The card-making will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also at the Chimbole Cultural Center will be “Holiday Comfort” also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers will assemble educational outreach kits for the city’s environmental division and create hygiene kits, candy creatures, holiday gift packages and holiday dog treats for those in need.

Volunteers are needed to help South Antelope Valley Emergency Services prepare for its annual holiday food and gift distribution for more than 500 local families during the “SAVES Holiday Prep Day.”

The holiday basket prep, donation sorting and gift bag assembly will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at SAVES, 1002 East Ave. Q-12.

The Courson Park revitalization will get its final touchups from 9 a.m. to noon at the park, 38226 10th St. East.

Volunteers are needed to decorate Poncitlán Square, 827 East Ave. Q-9, for the “American Classic Christmas” event.

From noon to 3 p.m. participants will hang lights, paint and assemble props for the event that takes place on Nov. 30.

For all the Family Volunteer Day events, participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and those ages 16 and 17 must have a release signed by a parent or guardian.

All participants must complete a release of liability, available at www.cityofpalmdale.org or at the event registration.

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