The Salvation Army is collecting backpacks and school supplies for disadvantaged children through Aug. 13.
Items needed include: backpacks, pencils, pens, scissors, pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches, paper, note books, composite books, glues sticks, crayons/markers and highlighters. All donations go to children from Carson City School District, Silver State Charter School, and Douglas County School District. To help, go to one of the following businesses and take a paper apple from a Salvation Army Apple Tree, which lists children’s wishes, and drop donations to the Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St., before Aug. 13.
Carson City locations include: Aaron’s Furniture, 3355 S. Carson St.; Advanced Home Health: 343 Fairview Drive, Suite 106; American Family Insurance, 808 College Parkway, Suite 106; Anytime Fitness, 2629 N. Carson St. and 4530 S. Carson St.; Big Lots, 4215 S. Carson St.; Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.; Cal Ranch, 2035 N. Carson St.; Calvary Chapel, 1635 Clearview Drive; Capital Ford, 3660 S. Carson St.; Carson Lanes, 3550 S. Carson St.; Catalina Apartments, 700 Hot Springs Road; Carson City Mental Health, 1665 Old Hot Springs Road; City Hall, 201 N. Carson St., Suite 2; Ed’s Dog House, 3300 Airport Road; Edward Jones, 604 W. Washington St., Suite F; First Christian Church, 2211 Mouton Drive, Suite E; Gaming Control Board, 1919 College Parkway; Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.; Hyundai, 3550 S. Carson St.; JC Penney, 3939 S. Carson St.; Johnny Rockets, 3550 S. Carson St.; Les Schwab, 3219 N. Carson St. and 3020 S. Carson St.; Sierra Adrenaline, 4630 E. Williams St.; Southwest Gas, 400 Eagle Station Lane; Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1443 S. Carson St.; Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, 3633 Research Way; The Twisted Spoke, 3198 Deer Run Road; The Whiskey Tavern, 3481 US Highway 50 East.
Douglas County locations include: A La Carte Salon, 1456 U.S. Highway 395 N., Suite A, Gardnerville; Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden; Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden; Flight Restaurant, 2244 Meridian Blvd., Minden; Hamdogs Restaurant, 1267 US-395, Gardnerville; Les Schwab: 1151 US Highway 395 N., Gardnerville; Rite Aid, 1329 Highway 395 N., Suite 1, Gardnerville; Smith’s, 1341 U.S. Highway 395 N., Gardnerville; Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, 2231 Meridian Blvd., Suite 2, Minden.
To host a Salvation Army Apple Tree or to volunteer with the backpack drive, call Christie Contreras at 775-887-9120. Locations will be added to Salvation Army’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carsoncitysalarmy.