Helping for the holidays |

Helping for the holidays

A few ways to lend a hand this holiday season:

Dayton Elementary Mitten Tree

Dayton Elementary School is again accepting donations for its Mitten Tree; 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Tuesday. The school is at 285 Old Dayton Valley Road. Donations benefit DES students and their siblings. Call Tanya Edmondson at 246-6262 or e-mail

Some Toys for Tots drop off locations

• There are 60 businesses in Carson City collecting toys. U.S. Marines will be at Applebees from noon to 8 p.m. today. Those who leave a donation will be entered into a drawing for a 2008 Toyota Yaris.

• Bring a toy donation to Carson City Toyota, 3659 S. Carson St., through Dec. 21 to be entered into a drawing for a 2008 Toyota Yaris.

• Toys for Tots will be at the new Harley-Davidson/Buell Motorcycles on Research Lane 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a barbecue and games. KCUB/KOZZ will be in attendance.

• Toys for Tots collection drive will be at all Starbucks on Dec. 15. Bring a toy and receive a free coffee.

• Toys will be collected at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. Call 887-2244 or go online to:

The organization has 860 children in Carson City, Storey and Lyon counties in need of toys this holiday season. To donate money, time or toys, call Brandy White at 297-1810.

Star Trees for Angels

Help children in foster care, foster parents and teach your own children about helping with a donation to Star Trees for Angels. Gift trees for children in foster care and foster parents can be found at:

Qdoba Mexican Restaurant, 933 Topsy Lane, Carson City

Daytona Casino, Dayton 4 Pine Cone Road, Dayton

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., Carson City

Award Zone, 222 E. Washington St., Carson City

First Christian Church, 2211 Mouton Drive, Carson City

Eagles Wings Christian Fellowship, 150 Roland, Carson City

Maui Wowi 1910 E. College Parkway, Carson City (In Irwin Financial Center behind Sonic.)

Specific gift items are needed for teens in care and include: gift cards for books or music; disposable cell phones; bikes; iPods.

Contact Susanne Wright, Department of Child and Family Services at 687-4943, ext. 240.

Angel Tree adoption program begins

The annual Angel Tree adoption program sponsored by Community Chest Inc. in Virginia City has begun.

Trees are located in the Virginia City Post Office and Hillside Elementary School and contain cutout angels as ornaments. The ornaments have wishes of people in the county in need of gifts this Christmas. The program is to provide warm winter clothing for children and adults of Storey County. Donors can take an angel off the tree, purchase the items listed, wrap them and return them to the tree. Call 847-9311.