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Carson City Holiday Help

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell makes a $100 donation to Holiday With A Hero on Monday. The goal is to help 200 kindergarten through fifth grade children, which means the program needs to raise $20,000. They are currently at $6,500 and the deadline is quickly approaching. "Any donation, big or small, can help," the mayor said.

Marines from Bridgeport Warfare Center will collect donations for Toys for Tots on Friday and Saturday at Walmart in Carson City and Gardnerville. To donate online, go to http://www.carson-city-nv.toysfortots.org/donate/. Call the Ron Wood Family Resource Center at 775-884-2269.

Body by Pilates, 308 N. Plaza St., is collecting food and unwrapped gifts through Dec. 10 for its Adopt a Family program that helps struggling families during the holidays. Call 775-841-4900.

Pairs of new socks are needed through Christmas for Socks for Seniors, an annual community service project that distributes new socks to seniors in nursing homes. Go to http://www.socksforseniors.com/register.html.

Donations are sought for Holiday with a Hero, a shopping spree for underprivileged children can be dropped at Carson City Sheriff's Office, 911 E. Musser St.; Students in Transition, 604 W. Musser St., Building 2; Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St.; Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St.; Grandma Hattie's Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St.; Graphics Factory, 1442 E. William St., Suite 1.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada's Adopt a Family program gives gifts during the holidays to its underprivileged members and their families. The club provides donors with information about the families, then cash or wrapped gifts can be delivered to the club, 1870 Russell Way, by Dec. 19. Call Laurie Gorris or Susie Messina at 775-882-8820.

Friends to All seeks names and addresses of seniors who would enjoy a visit from Santa on Dec. 13. Donations of cash, crossword puzzle books (large print, if possible), slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies, or nuts, gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver, and anything a senior may be able to use, are needed. Cash donations are used to buy grocery store gift cards for seniors in need. Checks can be made payable to Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, with a notation of "Friends to All." Mail or drop donations to A+ Paralegals, Inc., 411 W. Third St., Suite 1, Carson City 89703. For information or to request a volunteer to collect a donation, call 775-315-2484 or 775-301-6747 form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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