Holiday help

Fighters Against Child Abuse seeks cash donations, coats, and toys for local families and children in emergency abuse shelters, and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Donations can be dropped off at Bellissimo Gifts in the Carson Mall, or at Fighters Against Child Abuse’s official mentoring center at West Coast World Martial Arts, 1617 Buckeye Road in Minden. Donations can also be made at Call 775-434-4087.

Economy Wash and Dry Laundromat, 207 Hot Springs Road, is offering two free double loads of laundry with free dry, per week, to those in need through the rest of the year. Call 775-887-9838.

Sierra Surgery Hospital seeks children’s coats, sizes 5-10, for its annual Coats for Kids drive to benefit local elementary schools. Donations can be dropped at Sierra Surgery, 1400 Medical Parkway, through Dec. 18. Call 775-283-3765.

Capital City Circles Initiative is sponsoring an angel tree at the Carson City Library. Wrapped gifts can be returned — with angel tree tags — to the library’s front desk through Dec. 17. Call 775-887-2244.

New and unwrapped toys in original packaging to benefit Toys for Tots and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center can be dropped off at the Carson City Library. Call 775-887-2244.

Donations of socks and gloves for the Do Drop in Center can be left on the tree set up outside the front door of Evergreen Gene’s, at 1811 N. Carson St., through Dec. 20. Canned foods for the center can be left in the box next to the Christmas tree. Call 775-882-1807.

FISH seeks donations for Christmas food baskets. The baskets provide meals for three days. To sign up to receive a basket, bring an NV Energy bill to the FISH administrative office, 138 E. Long St., during business hours.

Project Santa Claus seeks volunteers to sort and wrap presents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15-19 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion Building. To sponsor a child for Christmas, choose a tag — which includes child’s name, age, hobbies, clothes size, and wish list — from any angel tree in Douglas County and return wrapped gifts to the angel tree location by Dec. 16. Gifts purchased without an angel tree tag can be dropped off at the fairground on Dec. 15. Cash donations can be sent to: Project Santa Claus, PO Box 3031, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410. Call Gary Dove at 775-265-9443.

Save Mart Supermarkets seek cash donations to benefit food banks. Donations of $5, $10, $15 or $20 can be made through Jan. 3 at checkout counters at Save Mart.

Raley’s is holding its 27th annual holiday bag campaign to contribute food to local food banks. Donations can be made through Dec. 31 at checkout counters in all Raley’s or at

The Toys for Tots hotline will be available for families requesting toys for Christmas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 23. Toys for Tots serves families in Carson, Douglas, Storey and Lyon counties. The number is 775-884-8697.

Carson City Holiday with a Hero seeks donations to help 200 elementary school students have a brighter holiday season. Checks need to be made payable to “Holiday with a Hero” and donations can be mailed to: PO Box 2790, Carson City, 89702; they can be taken to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 911 E. Musser St.; they can be made at Bank of the West at 2976 N. Carson St. under Account No. 025761072; the tax identification number is 80-0763632.

Submit your holiday help information by email to, subject line: “Holiday Help,” or mail to Nevada Appeal, Holiday Help, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89702.


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