Thanksgiving at Union Station of Pasadena

I don’t really have a charity I regularly support, but when I had my birthday at Union Station of Pasadena, I had such a great time and got such a great glow from that experience that I’d like to share it with everyone else. Now, I know not everyone is down to have their birthday party by giving it to the homeless, but hey — you can still get that glow.

Photo lifted from the Union Station website

On Thanksgiving Day (and on Christmas Day), an army of volunteers are needed to help out with their annual Dinner in the Park. They’ll need people in shifts to help set up (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), serve food and drinks (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and then clean up (1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Not only that, they’re asking for help the days before and after Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus food like cooked and uncooked turkeys, hams, side dishes (in disposable aluminum containers) and desserts (but no jello!).

I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be assigned to work Thanksgiving Day, (and by the way, I hear Jackie Johnson will be at the helm of this year’s Thanksgiving demonstration webcast and live chat), so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get out to Pasadena or what. But the least I can do is give them some free advertising!