Out & About Community Calendar Of Events & Activities

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

Telephone: 881-7936

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

Telephone: 885-8166

Who: Salvation Army teams up with Kiwanis of Carson City

What: Bell ringers raise money for community members who need assistance during the holidays.

Where: Safeway

When: Through Dec. 23

Help needed: Volunteers to ring bells the Red Kettle during the holiday season.

Cost: Spare change

Contact: Amanda Mitchell

Telephone: 887-9120

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.

Contact me with your information at kimriggs@att.net.


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