The Salvation Army
For over a decade now Fleet Feet Sacramento has produced our free Holiday Classic Run at Sutter’s Landing Skate Park every December. There was no fee to run, we simply asked the running community to bring an unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army toy drive. And boy did the running community deliver. Imagine nearly filling a giant Salvation Army truck with unwrapped toys. Over a 1,000 toys were dropped off on those chilly mornings by the runners as they made their way to the start line at the edge of the levee.
While things may be different this year, the need is still there for local families. We have created the virtual Winterfest event to keep spirits up and to keep folks moving. The event also allows us to generate much needed donations for the Salvation Army.
From now to December 13 all three of our local Fleet Feet stores (Sacramento, Davis and Elk Grove) will be accepting much needed unwrapped toys. Our goal is to deliver 1,000 toys to the Salvation Army just like we have all these years.
Share this with your friends and family. We will also be hosting a drive-thru donation site on Saturday, December 5 at our Sacramento Fleet Feet location. Simply come to the alley behind our store (on 23rd St. between I and J). You’ll see a Salvation Army truck ready to accept all unwrapped toy donations along with the bell ringers with their red kettles. Every donation provides help and hope, and all gifts stay within the community in which they are given.
Safety is always a priority—All Salvation Army staff and volunteers will be complying with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and ask that those dropping off unwrapped toys to please wear masks. Staff and volunteers taking part in the event will be temperature checked upon arrival and will be wearing masks. See you there!