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Holiday Help

Submit holiday help information to, subject line Holiday Help, or mail to Nevada Appeal, Holiday Help, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89702.

Carson City Sheriff’s Holiday with a Hero seeks donations for the Dec. 16 and 16 shopping trips. Donations can be made at Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St. Carson City, Account #025761072, Tax ID #80-0763632. All checks should be made payable to: Holiday with a Hero. Donations can be mailed to: Holiday with a Hero, P.O. Box 2790, Carson City, NV 89702. Or donations can be dropped off at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office front counter, at 911 E. Musser St., Carson City. The deadline for donations is Dec. 9. For more information, email Detective Daniel Gonzales at or Detective Dena Lacy at

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club is seeking donations for its annual Christmas commitment to home-bound seniors. Donations of gift cards or money are sought by Dec. 10. Contact Joyce Cabello at or 246-4662 for more information.

Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor “Be a Santa to a Senior,” a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Reno/Sparks and Carson City. The program runs through Dec. 10. For more information about how to help, go to or call Joni Williams at 888-296-2411, ext. 8.

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club in Gardnerville is preparing Christmas gift bags for homebound seniors and the recipients of Meals-on-Wheels

The club needs need donations of sample size shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, soap, candy, nuts, wash cloths, hand towels, socks and gloves. Deliver gifts to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, or call 783-6455 to have donations picked up. With cash donations, the group will buy the presents. Donations can be mailed to the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club, P.O. Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its fourth annual Shop-with-a-Sheriff event on Dec. 15. Tax deductible donations from businesses and the community are sought. Donations are needed by Dec. 5

Mail donations to: LCSO, Attn: Brenda Farler, 30 Nevin Way, Yerington, NV 89447, or donations can be dropped off at any LCSO substation. Call 775-577-5023 for more information.

Help a child at Austin’s House during holidays. The best donation to help a local child in crisis is a gift card to a store or cash. This allows Austin’s House to purchase the exact gift that each child wants, even if the child arrives on Christmas Eve. A gift card to any local store that carries both clothing and toys, like Target or Walmart, is perfect. People can also donate gift cards for children’s entertainment such as local movie theaters, fast food restaurants and bowling.

Austin’s House also needs food to stock the pantry. Call to find out what specific items are needed.

The staff at Austin’s House has produced a 2012 calendar featuring artwork drawn by children who have stayed at Austin’s House. This high quality spiral-bound calendar is $10.

Call 775-267-6711 to donate to Austin’s House this holiday season or to order a calendar.

Toys for Tots seeks toys to brighten Christmas for children. For a list of drop off locations visit For more information, call Joyce Buckingham, executive director of the Ron Wood Family Resource Center at 775-884-2269.

On Dec. 17, volunteer Santas will bring joy and happiness to homebound and senior citizens with limited financial resources by visiting them with gifts provided by business owners and members of the community.

“Friends to All, Inc.” is seeking the names and addresses of seniors people may know who could use this caring visit. Call Gwen Pradere at 775-884-0180 in Carson City to add their names to the list.

The group also is accepting donations of cash, crossword large print puzzle books if possible, slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, 2012 calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies or nuts, and gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver – basically anything that a homebound senior may be able to use.

Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Fountainhead Associates, Inc. office located at 312 W. Fourth Street, Carson City, NV 89703 during regular business hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or a volunteer can pick up your donation, if necessary.

Douglas Disposal’s 17th annual food drive is the week of Dec. 5-9. Donations of nonperishable food items in plastic bags should be placed beside trash cans to be picked up by a Douglas Disposal employee.

Donations may also be delivered to the Douglas Disposal office at 1653 Lucerne St., Suite A in the Minden Village. For more information call, 782-3711.

The Central Lyon County Fire District along with the Central Lyon County Firefighters Association will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Checkpoint as well as a Boots & Barrels collection of non-perishable food items, toys or monetary donations. The event will take place between noon and 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. The proceeds will benefit the Dayton Toy Drive and the Lyon County Corridor Food Pantry. The Child Safety Seat checkpoint will take place in front of Community Roots Nursery on Highway 50 in Dayton. The Boots & Barrels collections will be taking place both at Community Roots Nursery and in front of Smith’s Grocery Store in Dayton. For information call Wendy Madson of the Healthy Communities Coalition at 775-246-7550.