More than 60 children were treated to a shopping spree Saturday by volunteers from Sierra Nevada No. 730 and Carson Valley No. 85 Active 20-30 Clubs.
The 69 children were accompanied by adult volunteers to select $100 worth of shoes and clothes from Walmart to help prepare them for the school year. They also received breakfast from McDonald's.
The money was raised by proceeds from the Carson Valley Days duck race and community donations.
KidSpree is the Active 20-30 Club's National Project and all Active 20-30 Clubs across the United States and Canada participate in a similar event on or around Aug. 7.
In 2009, the Active 20-30 Clubs of the United States and Canada donated more than $400,000 in clothing and other back-to-school items to more than 3,300 children across the country.
The Active 20-30 Club is an international, nonprofit organization comprised of local clubs that raise funds for special needs children in our local community. With more than a decade of service in Carson Valley, the Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 Club annually donates thousands of dollars in support of local charities and children's groups, including Kids & Horses, Tahoe Youth and Family Services, Family Support Council, Boys & Girls Club, and Austin's House.
To become a member or to donate, visit www.sierranv2030.org.
To contribute to future shopping sprees send checks to P.O. Box 2231, Minden NV 89423.