Sierra Foot & Ankle in Gardnerville is collecting gently used shoes for the Rural Center for Independent Living through the month of December. For every 10 pairs of shoes collected, SFA will donate a new pair of shoes from their shoe store.The Rural Center for Independent Living is a privately owned community support organization that connects people with disabilities with the services they need. The center’s services range from the most basic needs of daytime shelter, food and clothing, to advocacy, health and human resources, and computer access. Located at 1895 E. Long St. in Carson City, they assist with getting people off the street and in touch with the services that will help them become more independent.With the cold temperatures kicking in, the center is in particular need of adult-sized shoes appropriate for winter conditions. Participants can bring gently used shoes to Sierra Foot & Ankle, 1516 Virginia Ranch Road, Building A, Suite 101, Gardnerville; or the Office Depot drop box, 222 Fairview Drive, Carson City.Sierra Foot & Ankle is dedicated to foot and ankle health and treatment. For more information, visit www.sierrafootankle.com.Edgewood Companies announces charitable contributionsEdgewood Companies, owner of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course & Restaurant, has announced the recipient organizations of its 2012 holiday giving campaign. Focusing on groups that reach out to the less fortunate in the community, particularly children and the hungry, Edgewood Companies selected 13 nonprofit organizations from the area. Each received a donation ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, for a total of $22,000. The organizations included Austin’s House, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley, Carson Valley Community Food Closet, CASA El Dorado, Christmas Cheer, Douglas County Senior Services, Salvation Army, South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, St. Gall and Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic churches, Live Violence Free, and Tahoe Youth and Family Services.“During the holidays, everyone at Edgewood Companies is able to give thanks for how fortunate we are, but every year we try to help those who need a hand,” said Jan Garcia, human resources manager for Edgewood Companies. “We’re proud that we are able to support these amazing organizations that tirelessly assist our community.”NRHA names chief financial officerThe Nevada Rural Housing Authority recently announced that CJ Manthe has rejoined the agency to serve as chief financial officer. Manthe has a long, established relationship with the agency having first served the NRHA in 2003. Lenders or real estate agents may recognize her for her work in launching the Home-at-Last program seven years ago. Since then, the program has increased in popularity helping more than 1,300 rural Nevadans realize their dream of home ownership. Manthe will oversee the program. The day-to-day operations of the program will continue to be managed by Nicole Larrimore. Questions, concerns or information requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 887-1796.Manthe’s duties will also include overseeing and directing the operational and overall financial health of the organization. She has a degree in managerial accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Her background includes work in city and county governments as well as work for a large multi-specialty medical practice and for the American Red Cross.Manthe can be reached at email@example.com or (775) 887-1794.