Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Baskets

Faith Community Church, RUSD staff, and friends donate baskets of food, including turkey and all the fixings. Baskets are distributed to RUSD families in need. This is a great way to give back at Thanksgiving! 

Adopt N' Shop

  • RUSD staff and friends sponsor a family in need during the holidays. Items are purchased from the family's 'wish list.' 
  • Children participate in a fun holiday event where they take a picture with Santa, do activities, thank their sponsor, and more. 
  • RUSD families who are included are homeless, foster, low-income, and other families experience hardship. 

Shop w/ a Cop

In collaboration with Walnut Sheriff Station, Target, Chilis, and bank sponsors, we provide needy families a memorable experience during the holidays.

  • Walnut Sheriff Station police officers help the families shop by being their personal assistant by pushing shopping carts and helping pick items. 
  • Target allows time and provides families with a discount to shop at their store with the officers. Staff also help families find items they are looking for.
  • Banks & other sponsors donate money for families to participate and shop.
  • Chilis restaurant provides a family dinner experience for the families and the police officers after they are done shopping. 
  • Family share in a unique experience by shopping with a local police officer and enjoying a family dinner. 

Cookie Lady

Families in need come together and enjoy an afternoon of baking. Children get to mold dough into shapes and decorate cookies. The Cookie lady makes her special dough and, with her volunteers, demonstrates how to make and decorate cookies. 

Donate or volunteer

Contact the FRC to find out how you, your family, church, athletic team, scouting troop, PTA, or other groups can participate, donate, and/or volunteer iin these and other events.