Help a needy vet at benefit
Tuesday is Veterans Day. To help a needy vet, go to the Elks Lodge’s annual Veterans Day celebration dinner. Proceeds go to help the Carson City Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels Program, which provides meals to homebound seniors.
Carson High School’s annual two-day Christmas crafts fair is this weekend. If you are looking for a unique gift, look over the booths of 150 crafters displaying their unique gifts. Bring the children, too, as Santa Claus will be flying in for photos and to hear their Christmas wishes. Bring a can of food to be donated to FISH’s food bank and receive a discount on admission.
This time of year, I get calls from people and organizations wanting to adopt families. Salvation Army adopts families out to groups, churches, law firms and other organizations after a thorough background check.
The Army tries very hard to get the essentials first then the extras. A local law firm last year sponsored a family of five, providing everything, even the wish-list items. The items did not need to be duplicated by another agency so streamlining calls to designated resources already equipped to handle this is a good way of spreading the giving. Check with FISH and the Salvation Army for a family you can adopt for the holidays.
Who: Elks Lodge No. 2177
When: 6- 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: 515 N. Nevada St.
What: Adopt a homebound senior veteran for the Meals On Wheels program. Come have spaghetti, salad, French bread and dessert.
Cost: Dinner $5, or sponsor a senior for a whole year at $500 or make any size donation
Proceeds benefit: Meals On Wheels Program
Call: Marti Olsen, 883-0703
What: Holiday crafts fair
When: 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Carson High School, 1111 Saliman Road
Cost: Admission $1.50, or $1 with a can of food for FISH
Call: Ilona Stubbs, 883-2062
Proceeds benefit: Carson High School PTSA
Who: Salvation Army’s annual Turkey Drop Adopt-a-Family Program
What: Purchase a turkey for or adopt a needy family for the holidays
Contact: Vi Bibee, 887-9120
Who: Carson City Kiwanis International
When: Any time before Thanksgiving
What: Donate a prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner from Albertsons on South Carson Street; ask for Kristi. Includes all the trimmings. Delivered to family unable to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.
Contact: Media coordinator Ken Beaton, 884-2226
Thanks to Melissa Costa for asking everyone in her bowlers’ club to donate $1 to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving dinner.
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