Holiday Help |

Holiday Help

Shannon Litz / Nevada AppealDiane Saamer sorts toys for a family on Thursday evening. The hotline to sign up for Toys for Tots, which provides Christmas gifts for children in need, is now open. Call 775-884-8697 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays until Dec. 20 to sign up. To donate, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of 70 locations throughout Carson City. A Giving Weekend drive will be Dec. 15-16 at both Walmarts. For more information, call Director Joyce Buckingham at 775-884-2269. For more ways to help this year, see page A2.

Submit your holiday help information by email to, subject line: “Holiday Help,” or mail to Nevada Appeal, Holiday Help, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89702.• The Ron Wood Center and Toys for Tots is seeking families in need of Christmas gifts. For more information, call 775-884-8697.• Cub Scout Pack 143 will collect non-perishable foods to benefit the Salvation Army beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Scouts will go door to door throughout several Carson City neighborhoods. For more information, call 775-219-4969.• Coldwell Banker Select is collecting Walmart gift cards for senior citizens and non-perishable food donations to be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada by Dec. 20. A money can is available in the office to collect donations for the Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Donations can be made at 123 W. 2nd St. For more information, call 775-883-8500.• The Chamber Breakfast Club will host a holiday pancake breakfast from 7:30 .m. to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St. to collect new and unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army Toys for Joy toy drive. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call 775-887-9120.• Fighters Against Child Abuse is seeking gift cards, checks or money orders to purchase basic necessities for impoverished children and children in child abuse emergency shelters. Checks can be made to “Fighters Against Child Abuse” and sent to 982 Starleaf Court, Carson City, 89705 with “Helping Nevada’s Children” in the subject line. For more information, call 775-267-3111 or go to• Clear Creek Bowmen will host an archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Archery Range on Highway 50 E., just east of Eagle Valley Golf Course. A donation of one new and unwrapped toy to be donated to the Carson City Sheriff’s Department will be the registration fee.For more information, call 775-883-0389 or go to• Food For Thought is seeking donations of cash or non-perishable food to be distributed to children in local schools. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at Food For Thought, 3246 N. Carson St., Suite 118, Carson City, NV 89706 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, NV Jobconnect and Legislative Council Bureau. For more information or to have donations picked up, call 775-885-7770.• Home Instead Senior Care will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. Christmas trees in the North Carson City Walmart will feature ornaments with the first names of seniors and gift requests. Shoppers are asked to pick an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store with the ornament attached. The Be a Santa to a Senior program will run through Dec. 8. For more information, call 775-283-0333 or go to• Holiday with a Hero is raising $30,000 so 300 homeless students can have gifts this Christmas. Checks can be made payable to “Holiday with a Hero” and mailed to PO Box 2790, Carson City 89702, or can be dropped off at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St. or at Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St., under account number 025761072. The tax identification number is 80-0763632.• Sierra Surgery Hospital is collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for Food for Thought. There will also be an Angel Tree in the Lobby with wishes for the children of Austin’s House. For more information, call Jan, 775-283-3839, or Denise, 775-283-3765.• Smith’s Food and Drug will contribute to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada now through Dec. 29. Customers are invited to add a donation to grocery purchases. For more information, go to• The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking donations for its fifth annual “shop with a sheriff” event scheduled to take place in early December. The office needs to raise at least $10,000 to be donated by Nov. 30 toward children from needy families this Christmas. Checks can be made out to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office with “shop with a sheriff” in the memo line, to be sent to Brenda Farler, 30 Nevin Way, Yerington 89447. To donate or to sponsor a child, call Deputy Redmond at 775-246-6200, 775-577-5023 or email• Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club is preparing Christmas gift bags for Meals-on-Wheels recipients and homebound seniors. Donations of small, unwrapped presents are needed. Deliver gifts to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, in Gardnerville or call 775-783-6455 for donation pick-up. Donations can be mailed to the Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, PO Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.• St. John’s Outreach Center is collecting food for the Dayton Food Pantry for holiday baskets to be distributed to families in need. St. John’s office is open on Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 140 Pike St. in Dayton. For more information, call 775-443-8871.• Iron Order Motorcycle Club and the American Legion will hold a motorcycle ride starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at Tu Brothers Motor Sports in Reno. Cost for the ride is one unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots and the Fallon Youth Club. For more information, call 775-217-8819.• Mmmmm Yogurt is holding a canned food drive for F.I.S.H. through Dec. 12. Food items will benefit Carson, Douglas, Storey and Lyon food banks.• Friends to All is seeking donations of cash or items to be distributed to seniors. The group is seeking volunteers and names and addresses of seniors who would like a visit and gift. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Fountainhead Associates, Inc. office, 312 W. Fourth Street or Kathy McClintock’s American Family Insurance office, 300 S. Curry St. For more information or to have a volunteer pick up donations, call 775-885-8110 or 775-884-0180. • Douglas Disposal will pick up non-perishable food items place in plastic bags beside trash cans Dec. 10-14. Donations can be dropped off at Douglas Disposal, 1653 N. Lucerne St., suite A, in Minden. All donations benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. For more information, call 775-782-5713.• Stand Tall and Volunteer Connections will host a food and clothing drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Smith’s parking lot in Dayton. Canned foods and winter clothing can also be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dayton Community Center. For more information, call 775-246-7550.• The Spoke Bar & Grill, 3198 N. Deer Run Road, is collecting non-perishable or microwavable foods as well as toiletries through the end of the year to send to troops stationed in Afghanistan. No glass, aerosols or pork products. Donations excepted from 11 a.m. to close, Monday through Friday; from noon to close on Saturday; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call 775-887-1117.