Season of giving has arrived |

Season of giving has arrived


The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is looking for donation drop off areas in the Carson/Douglas region.

The collection bins are delivered and checked by the wonderful volunteers of the Reno Rodeo Foundation.

Each year the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive collects new denim, clothing, socks and underwear for abused and neglected infants, children and teens that have been placed in Foster Care Homes. All donations collected in each designated area are given to children in the area that the items are collected.

WHAT: Reno Rodeo Foundation’s Denim Drive

WHEN: Nov. 20-Dec. 18

WHERE: Look for local businesses to help local children

CONTACT: Marie Baxter, executive director, at 322-9875


PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Children in foster care


Erica and Brandon Basa have started their very own project, selling unique and beautiful hand-made bracelets.

With each bracelet sold at the Sugar Pine Cove they are helping support the Brazilian children within the tiny community that hand picked each authentic acai berry seeds that make these wonderful bracelets.

The enthusiasm and drive to make the bracelets is to help the local children who are living in extreme poverty. Erica and Brandon have learned an important lesson, that giving is truly better than receiving, which I am sure came from having such great role models for parents.

WHAT: Special designed bracelets

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.

WHERE: Sugar Pine Cove, 1910 College Parkway, Suite 130

CONTACT: 884-4603

COST: $10, $12 and $15

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: A percentage of each bracelet sold is going back to the children community for homes and educational projects.

NEXT WEEK: New local men’s clinic, Red Ribbon Affair, Carson High School’s theater company, Carson Performing Arts. Stop in at Carson High Craft Fair this weekend for tons of fun.

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