2018 Holiday Needs and Events

Holiday Events with the Children’s Cabinet:

Wobble Before You Gobble – Thanksgiving Morning! Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Start your NEW Thanksgiving family tradition in the heart of Downtown Reno! Reno’s Wobble Before You Gobble 10K & 5K is a family fun run/walk/wobble that kicks off your Thanksgiving morning festivities. This event starts at the Reno City Plaza and follows the Truckee river path through Idlewild Park before heading back to the finish line.Sponsored by the City of Reno benefiting ​The Children’s Cabinet.

LOCATION: Reno City Plaza (N. Virginia St & First St)


10K: 9AM 

5K: 9:10AM 

5K (Strollers & walkers): 9:15AM

High Desert Stem Yule Ball – Saturday, November 17th

Join High Desert Steam for a weekend of costumes, music, dancing, art, entertainment, and all things Steampunk at the beautiful Wilbur D. May Center in Reno, NV. Day time events include a main stage with non-stop entertainment, workshops, panels, vending, fashion, and more. The evening is full of dancing, more entertainment, and libations.

Bring a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Children’s Cabinet to receive an entery in our raffle.

Operation Santa Claus – Saturday, December 8th

Santa Claus and a squadron of 20 airplanes arrived at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to deliver presents to families of the Children’s Cabinet. Pilots throughout the region used the planes to bring presents to families in need. Operation Santa Claus is run by the Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group.


Our Bar Community Celebration – Saturday, December 15th

Our Bar, located downtown at 211 W 1st St, Reno, NV, is hosting a daylong, community event and celebration to collect donations of unwrapped toys and family necessities for The Children’s Cabinet.  Items collected will be distributed through The Cabinet’s Community Toy Table to local families and kids in effort to make the holidays little brighter for those in need in the Reno/Sparks community.

Grinchmas at the Grove – Saturday, December 15th

Join us for a Whoville Celebration with Santa and the Grinch! Full breakfast, photos with Santa, children’s activities and more. Wear your Favorite Christmas PJ’s!

Tickets available soon via www.thegrovereno.com

Community Toy Table – Wednesday December 19th

The Children’s Cabinet is hosting a Community Toy Table event for local parents and caregivers in need of holiday gifts for their children. Attendees of the event will be able to select a gift for their child[ren] as well as select from other basic needs items including diapers, non-perishable food, and gently used winter coats.

When:          Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:30 a.m. to until all items are distributed.

Where:        The Children’s Cabinet, 1090 S. Rock Blvd., Reno, NV 89502



Our Impact This Year

  • 1,277

    Parents helped with classes and training
  • 334

    Families helped with no-cost counseling services
  • 16,577

    Youth assisted through School and Street Outreach
  • 12,000

    Families helped through The Children's Cabinet Programs