Carson City area holiday help list

Boxes of See’s Candies, wrapped in holiday paper, will be sold through Christmas week to benefit senior and youth projects, scholarships for CHS students and other community projects. Carson City Host Lions, the oldest service club in the capital city, is selling the candy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Carson Mall. Candy also can be bought at the Lions trailer across from Costco.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada are raising funds to purchase sweatshirts for each of their enrolled members in Carson City and Carson Valley. Each year near the holidays, the Clubs provide warm winter clothing to members through sponsorships from community partners. The Clubs have raised more than $2,000 toward their goal of $8,000. Donors names are listed on the backs of the shirts. To donate, contact Nick Brancato, resource development director, 775-882-8820.

Canned and non-perishable food items are being collected for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet by Ginger Easley, RE/MAX Affiliates of Gardnerville REALTOR, at these locations: Minden Meat and Deli, 1595 U.S. Highway 395 N. in Minden, Tuesday, Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and at Julio’s Restaurant, 1328 U.S. Highway 395 N. Suite 303 in Gardnerville, Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cash donations may be made anytime between now and Dec. 7 at All donors will be entered into a drawing for a prime rib dinner for six from Minden Meat & Deli.

Pets of the Homeless is seeking donations to help homeless and their pets. Donation sites in Carson City are at Genoa Candy and Coffee Co., 4600 Snyder Ave., Suite C; Doggie Days, 3309 N. Carson St., Suite 1; Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St.; Timberline Animal Hospital, 3309 N. Carson St.; Sierra Le Bone, 880 S. Stewart St.; Sierra Veterinary Hospital, 1477 N. Saliman Road; Sierra Financial Advisors, 3860 GS Richards Blvd.; Pampered Pets Plus, 2620 Concord Drive; Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, 780 E. College Parkway; Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St.; Carson Catalina Apartments, 700 Hot Springs Road.

Calvary Chapel is hosting Operation Christmas Child, which gift-filled shoe boxes for children in need. To help, pack a shoe box with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and notes of encouragement, and drop the boxes off at Calvary Chapel, 1635 Clearview Drive by Nov. 21. For information and other Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations, go to

Friends To All is seeking donations for its annual Santa visits to seniors in Carson City that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17. Donations of cash, crossword puzzle books (large print, if possible), slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies, or nuts, gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver — basically anything a senior may be able to use are appreciated. Cash donations are used to purchase gift cards for grocery stores to be given to seniors in need. Donations are 501(c) (3) tax deductible and check donations should be made payable to Friends To All, Inc. A receipt will be provided. Drop-off locations are at A+ Paralegals, Inc., 411 W. Third St., Suite 1; Coldwell Banker Select, 123 W. Second St.; Bradway Properties, 1000 N. Carson St. For drop off assistance or to submit the name of a senior who would like a Santa visit this year, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

Save Mart stores will once again hold the annual Holiday Give. Share. CARE! Drive. At check-out, customers can tear off a coupon for $2-5 and hand it to the cashier. Coupons are added to each grocery bill, and the tax deductible contribution will be noted on the receipt. All donations go to the local food bank assigned to each store. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 27. Donors are encouraged to talk about the help they’re providing on social media by using the hash tag #SaveMartGiving.

Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is hosting a sock and glove tree for the Do Drop In Center from Nov. 25 through Jan. 3. It also is accepting various clothing items, toiletries, and non perishable food items. Donations benefit area homeless. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.

All branches of the Lyon County Library System are accepting non-perishable food as a payment for overdue fines through Dec. 31. For every fine you owe, bring in one item of non-perishable food and the library will waive one Lyon County Library System fine. Non-perishable items include canned and dried vegetables, fruits, soups, meats, and stews, boxed and dried juices and milk; flavored, pre-packaged rice and noodles, cereals, pre-packaged hot beverage and seasoning mixes. No jars.

Walton’s Funerals & Cremations is again collecting new and gently used coats, sweaters and gloves through November for homeless veterans. Donations can be brought at any Walton’s location — 1281 N. Roop St. in Carson City and 1521 Church St. in Gardnerville — and then they’ll be distributed to local veterans. Go to

The 24th annual Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive will be collecting non-perishable goods from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The nonprofits Advocates to End Domestic Violence, FISH and Ron Wood Family Resource Center will benefit. Food donations also can be dropped from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, or before Dec. 9 at Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, 340 Jacks Valley Road, Genoa.

Collections for Toys for Tots in Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties are in full swing. For a list of drop-off locations, go to Money donations can be sent to Joyce Buckingham, executive director of the Ron Wood Family Resource Center and Toys for Tots coordinator, at 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 62, Carson City 89706. Call 775-884-2269.

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