I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. I was giving thanks for the wonderful things that have happened in my life over the last couple of years. Sometime when you least expect it, the best outcomes come your way.
Bob Frelund from National Best Sellers called last week to ask if there was anyone who needed help this Thanksgiving. I had two families in need of a Thanksgiving dinner so, of course, Bob came to the rescue as usual. It is great when things happen magically.
Who: St. Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church
What: Food drive for the needy for Christmas food baskets.
Where: 5335 Snyder Ave.
Help needed: Monetary donations, canned food, rice, beans, canned fruit or other perishables.
Contact: Mary Jo Brummer
Who: SBC Telecom Pioneers
What: Children in Transition Book Drive
Where: These businesses and church have drop-off areas:
Les Schwab Tires, Custom Office Supply, Creekside Deli, Hitchin' Post Western Store, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Total Computer Services
When: Through March 31
Help needed: Recycle your old children's books for children in need. Please, no encyclopedias or magazine
Contact: Lee Radtke
Who: Salvation Army teams up with Kiwanis of Carson City
What: Bell ringers raise money for community members who need assistance during the holidays.
When: Through Dec. 23
Help needed: Volunteers to ring bells the Red Kettle during the holiday season.
Cost: Spare change
Contact: Amanda Mitchell
Who: Toys for Tots
What: Call-in phone bank extended for parents who need toys for Christmas.
When: Dec. 10, 11 and 12
Contact: David Wyble or Hispanic Services for bilingual interpretation at 885-1055
Telephone: 882-4317 or 882-4379
Monday: Rotary and Advocates To End Domestic Violence gear up to fill the pantry with food donations. CASA teams up with the Chamber of Commerce.
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