Submit your holiday help information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “Holiday Help,” or mail to Nevada Appeal, Holiday Help, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89702.• State Farm Agent Marilyn Lewis is holding a food drive to benefit Empire Elementary School families through Dec. 19. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at Marilyn Lewis State Farm, 321 W. Winnie Lane #106; Toyota-Scion, 290 S. Carson St.; Holmes: Manniko & Beglin, 525 W. Washington St.; or Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St. For the school’s food wish list, go to www.facebook.com/MLewisStateFarmAgent.• The Ron Wood Center and Toys for Tots is seeking families in need of Christmas gifts. For more information, call 775-884-8697.• Cub Scout Pack 143 will collect non-perishable foods to benefit the Salvation Army beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Scouts will go door to door throughout several Carson City neighborhoods. For more information, call 775-219-4969.• Coldwell Banker Select is collecting Walmart gift cards for senior citizens and non-perishable food donations to be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada by Dec. 20. A money can is available in the office to collect donations for the Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Donations can be made at 123 W. 2nd St. For more information, call 775-883-8500.• Fighters Against Child Abuse is seeking gift cards, checks or money orders to purchase basic necessities for impoverished children and children in child abuse emergency shelters. Checks can be made to “Fighters Against Child Abuse” and sent to 982 Starleaf Court, Carson City, 89705 with “Helping Nevada’s Children” in the subject line. For more information, call 775-267-3111 or go to kochildabuse.com.• Food For Thought is seeking donations of cash or non-perishable food to be distributed to children in local schools. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at Food For Thought, 3246 N. Carson St., Suite 118, Carson City, NV 89706 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, NV Jobconnect and Legislative Counsel Bureau. For more information or to have donations picked up, call 775-885-7770.• Home Instead Senior Care will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. Christmas trees in the North Carson City Walmart will feature ornaments with the first names of seniors and gift requests. Shoppers are asked to pick an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store with the ornament attached. The Be a Santa to a Senior program will run through Saturday. For more information, call 775-283-0333 or go to www.beasantatoasenior.com.• Holiday with a Hero is raising $30,000 so 300 homeless students can have gifts this Christmas. Checks can be made payable to “Holiday with a Hero” and mailed to PO Box 2790, Carson City 89702, or can be dropped off at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St. or at Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St., under account number 025761072. The tax identification number is 80-0763632.• Sierra Surgery Hospital is collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for Food for Thought. There will also be an Angel Tree in the lobby with wishes for the children of Austin’s House. For more information, call Jan, 775-283-3839, or Denise, 775-283-3765.• Smith’s Food and Drug will contribute to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada now through Dec. 29. Customers are invited to add a donation to grocery purchases. For more information, go to www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.• Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club is preparing Christmas gift bags for Meals-on-Wheels recipients and homebound seniors. Donations of small, unwrapped presents are needed. Deliver gifts to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, in Gardnerville or call 775-783-6455 for donation pick-up. Donations can be mailed to the Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, PO Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.• St. John’s Outreach Center is collecting food for the Dayton Food Pantry for holiday baskets to be distributed to families in need. St. John’s office is open on Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 140 Pike St. in Dayton. For more information, call 775-443-8871.• Mmmmm Yogurt is holding a canned food drive for F.I.S.H. through Dec. 12. Food items will benefit Carson, Douglas, Storey and Lyon food banks.• Friends to All is seeking donations of cash or items to be distributed to seniors. The group is seeking volunteers and names and addresses of seniors who would like a visit and gift. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Fountainhead Associates, Inc. office, 312 W. Fourth Street or Kathy McClintock’s American Family Insurance office, 300 S. Curry St. For more information or to have a volunteer pick up donations, call 775-885-8110 or 775-884-0180. • Douglas Disposal will pick up non-perishable food items place in plastic bags beside trash cans Dec. 10-14. Donations can be dropped off at Douglas Disposal, 1653 N. Lucerne St., suite A, in Minden. All donations benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. For more information, call 775-782-5713.• Stand Tall and Volunteer Connections will host a food and clothing drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Smith’s parking lot in Dayton. Canned foods and winter clothing can also be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dayton Community Center. For more information, call 775-246-7550.• The Spoke Bar & Grill, 3198 N. Deer Run Road, is collecting non-perishable or microwavable foods as well as toiletries through the end of the year to send to troops stationed in Afghanistan. No glass, aerosols or pork products. Donations excepted from 11 a.m. to close, Monday through Friday; from noon to close on Saturday; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call 775-887-1117.• The Carson City Library is featuring a Capital City Circles Initiative holiday tag tree available in the breezeway near the Youth Department to collect wrapped gifts through Dec. 15. There is also a mitten tree to collect new hats, scarves and mittens to be donated to local children.• The Carson City Library will host a holiday scholastic book fair through Dec. 8. Half of the funds raised will be donated to Food for Thought to buy new books for local children this Christmas. Book donations will be accepted.• Economy Wash and Dry Laundromat, 207 Hot Springs Road is offering two double loads of free laundry each week to those in need through the rest of the year. For more information, call 775-887-9838.
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