Auburn Area Christmas Basket Program

Placer woodshop students learn to support community, themselves

A Placer High School class is giving back to the community while also teaching students skills for the future. Matt Conley teaches beginning and advanced woodshop at the school an ...

Service group helps feed the needy

Auburn Host Lions Pip Stoutenburg, left, Larry Klink, middle, and Dan McLain, far right, present a $1,000 check to Manuel Ferreira, a director for the Auburn Area Christmas Basket ...

500 families getting ‘Christmas Baskets’ this year

An Auburn organization is ready to distribute Christmas gifts to those who need it most. The Auburn Area Christmas Basket Program is holding its 27th annual distribution day from ...

Teens craft cradles for Christmas Basket

Several local high-schoolers are giving back to the community through their woodshop classes. Placer High students are making 50 wooden doll cradles for the annual Auburn Area Chr ...

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...

Needy families get tasty boost from Christmas Basket program

the Gift of giving Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories will be published as a countdown to the holiday, in hono ...

Woodshop students build toy cradles for kids

Students in Matt Conley’s woodshop class at Placer High School were putting the finishing touches on some special Christmas gifts Wednesday. They built 52 cradles that will be g ...

Barrels roll out for holiday giving

The red barrels are out, the holidays are fast approaching and the Auburn Area Christmas Basket Program is ready to help make it a little less stressful for local families. The pr ...

Celebrity chefs flex spatulas for benefit gala

Don’t eat a big lunch Thursday. Having a full belly could greatly hinder the sampling possibilities at the 23rd annual Celebrity Chefs Gala Smorgasbord, hosted by the Auburn 49er ...

Christmas baskets brighten the season for 600 families

The people just kept coming Saturday to an annual Auburn event designed to help make Christmas more festive for the community’s needy. By the end of the Auburn Area Christmas Ba ...