Holiday Help

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, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores, or at

The Carson City Library is hosting a food drive to benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center through Nov. 27. Items must be non-perishable and not be expired. Glass containers are not permitted. Donors can provide six full-size items to enter a drawing to win four movie passes to Galaxy Fandango. For more information, call 775-884-2269, or send an email to

Mike’s Pharmacy, 1007 N. Curry St., will hold its 15th annual Turkey Roundup from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22. Frozen turkeys and other Thanksgiving foods are sought for the Carson City Salvation Army to distribute to local food banks. Cash and credit card donations can be made at Mike’s Pharmacy on the day of the drive, or by calling 775-841-1400.

Donations of socks and gloves can be left on the tree set up outside the front door of Evergreen Gene’s, at 1811 N. Carson St., just south of Grocery Outlet, through Dec. 20. For more information, call 775-882-1807.

FISH seeks donations and volunteers to prepare Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. The baskets provide meals for three days for each holiday. Local stores and community groups provide turkeys; side dishes are provided by food banks and drives. To donate, call 775-882-3474 and ask for Tony. To sign up to receive a basket, bring an NV Energy bill to the FISH administrative office, 138 E. Long St., during business hours.

The “Be a Santa to a Veteran” project seeks Walmart gift cards in the amount of $10 enclosed in unsealed Christmas cards with messages to veterans in need. Cards can be dropped off at Charley’s Grilled Subs at the Carson Mall or the Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center, 419 W. Plumb Lane in Reno, through Dec. 9.

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. Local businesses and churches are sought to provide volunteers with lunch each day, as well as donations of coffee, water, soda, and snacks. 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. Last year, 714 Douglas County children in need received gifts; organizers expect the same number of children this year. For more information, call Gary Dove at 775-265-9443.

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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