Carson City holiday help |

Carson City holiday help

Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys, bicycles and warm clothing can be dropped at the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Attorney General’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles or the Supreme Court of Nevada by today. Call 775-687-5030.

A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St., is holding a Christmas party and benefit for Friends In Service Helping from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item. Call 775-691-3945.

Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is collecting clothing for children in shelters and foster care through Wednesday at the following locations: Christensen Automotive, 1860 E William St. in Carson City and 1539 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville; Mi Casa Too, 3809 N. Carson St.; Nevada State Bank, 4267 S. Carson St. and 525 E. College Parkway in Carson City and 1656 Highway 395 in Minden; Papa Murphy’s, 1894 Highway 50 E. Suite 5, and 4314 S. Carson St. in Carson City and 1363 Highway 395 N., Suite 10, in Gardnerville; Benson’s Feed and Tack, 2750 Highway 50 E. Go to

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting new pairs of children’s shoes through Dec. 24 for the Salvation Army. Each donation results in three entries to win a winter shoe wardrobe. Go to

Donations are sought for Holiday with a Hero, a shopping spree for underprivileged children. Donations can be dropped at Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.; Students in Transition, 604 W. Musser St., Building 2; Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St.; Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St.; Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St.; Graphics Factory, 1442 E. William St., Suite 1.

Fighters Against Child Abuse needs new clothing, socks, underwear, coats, toys, and gift cards for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Carson, Douglas and Lyon counties. Drop donations at Carson City Boxing Club, 3579 Highway 50 E., Suite 219; or West Coast Martial Arts, 1617 Buckeye Road in Minden. Go to, or call 775-434-4087.

Michael Hohl Motor Company, 3700 S. Carson St., is collecting Toys for Toys and non-perishable food for the Ron Wood Center.

Carson City Toyota is collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Drop new and unwrapped toys at 2590 S. Carson St. to qualify to win a $250 gas card. Call 775-882-8211.

Toys for Tots Hotline is now open to families in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties. If a family is in need of toys, call 775-884-TOYS (8697).

Bradway Properties, 1000 N. Carson St., is hosting an angel tree for the Salvation Army. To help, pick up a tag from the tree, buy the listed gift, and return it unwrapped and with the tag by Friday. Contact Vince LoPresti at 775-232-1940 or vince@bradwayproperties.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is asking community members and businesses to adopt a club member and family who may not receive gifts otherwise. To participate, call Laurie Gorris, CPO, or Susie Messina, special events coordinator, at 775-882-8820.

Breanna De Luca, 9, is collecting slippers, robes, blankets and other items for residents in local nursing centers. Drop items at Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, 3050 N. Ormsby Blvd.; Mountain View Health and Rehab, 201 Koontz Lane; or Gardnerville Health and Rehab, 1573 Mathis Parkway in Gardnerville.

Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is collecting donations of canned food, socks and gloves through Dec. 23 for the Do Drop In Center for Independent Living. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.

Items for inclusion in Holiday Help can be sent to with the subject line “Holiday Help.”