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Purchase a gift card to help out foster kids

HELP OUT FOSTER KIDS

Thanks to locally owned San Rafael Coffee Company joining forces with CASA of Carson City, you can now have a great cup of joe, some pastries and live entertainment Friday and help local children placed in foster care.

CASA is all out of gift cards to assist in purchasing needed items for the extras, such as school, performance and sports supplies that are so important in the kids’ lives to “fit in.”

Help out by dropping off a gift card or purchasing some specialty coffee, which I hear is outstanding. Walk out with a smile, knowing you helped an abused or neglected child.

WHAT: Foster Kids Gift Card Party, with coffee, pastries and live entertainment

WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: San Rafael Coffee Company, 711 South Carson St. No. 3

COST: Gift Cards for Foster Kids from your favorite retailer or card provider in any denomination.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Local foster children

WEBSITE: casaofcc@earthlink.net

THE SALVATION ARMY’S

CALLING IN THE TROOPS

The Concord Band, a premier British-style brass band, consists of 38 players with a broad spectrum of occupations represented, including Salvation Army officers, a school teacher, police officers, insurance brokers, a travel agent, contractors, students, a homemaker, full-time employees of The Salvation Army and retired executives.

All these members volunteer their time and are unpaid for their service in the band bringing their wonderful music to Carson City.

WHO: The Salvation Army’s Carson City Corps

WHAT: Calling in the Troops benefit concert, featuring The Concord Band

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sept. 25

WHERE: Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

COST: $10 for adults, $5 seniors. Children 5 and under are free

CONTACT: 887-9120

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Salvation Army Corps, 661 Colorado St. with after school children programs, thanksgiving meals and Christmas project that are right around the corner.

WEBSITE: http://www.salvationarmyconcordca.org/band

MARY’S EMBRACE

Come out for the open house of Carson City’s new maternity home for pregnant teenagers that are homeless or in crisis.

The website says it all: “Mary’s Embrace started when two families in Carson City wanted to help pregnant teenagers so that they might be just a little less afraid and would feel safe. We are a 100 percent pro-life entity and we support both moms and their unborn children.

“We provide a home, food, and access to an education, medical care, and social services.”

So many young teens don’t know what to do or where to go. This is long overdue in the community, and you can look on the website to see needed items.

WHAT: Open house. Learn what is needed by visiting the website.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2

WHERE: Mary’s Embrace, 320 E. Long St.

WEBSITE: marysembrace.org

CONTACT: marysembrace@aol.com, or call Doug or Brittany at 297-3977.

ANNUAL STROKE TO HELP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Join the amazing ladies of Carson City Soroptimist International in the continued fight against Breast Cancer.

Sign-ups still being accepted, and the fun is around the corner. Everyone is invited to come out and golf for a great cause – fighting cancer.

WHO: Soroptimist International of Carson City

WHAT: Golf, raffle and helping save lives

WHEN: 8 a.m. Sept. 25

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

COST: $85, includes east or west course play, golf cart, barbecue and great raffle prizes

CONTACT: Bev Saunders at 450-4940

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Breast cancer detection and diagnoses

WEBSITE: http://www.sicarsoncity.org

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.