The Spirit of Giving and Gifting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lots of people dread wrapping up holiday gifts, but that wasn’t the case in Sacramento this week.
Several employees from not-for-profit Sutter Health volunteered to wrap Christmas presents for children in need.
The sounds of scissors cutting and paper ripping filled an empty office building as it was transformed into Santa’s workshop on Wednesday.
The Sacramento Children’s Home is dedicated to caring for some of our community’s most vulnerable children and families.
This gift-wrapping event is part of the organization’s Holiday Giving Program.
“We have more than 1,200 gifts to wrap,” said Nick Houser, director of communications at the Sacramento Children’s Home.
“This is just one small way we can give back to kids in our community,” said Mark Field, director of Risk & Insurance Operations Team at Sutter Health.
Field worked with Team Giving to organize volunteers to play elf for the day.
The event even got the attention of KXTL-Channel 40 in Sacramento.
“You get to wrap presents, and what’s not fun about that?” said Trudy Harris with Team Giving. “You can remember when you were a kid and got to open Christmas presents.”
More than 1,000 children will be surprised with the presents at a Santa’s breakfast event on Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
“We have a lot to be grateful for, and during this season of giving, teams within our organization are eager to help those in need and sprinkle some holiday joy,” says Field.
At this time of year, that gratitude and joy is wrapped in festive paper.