Project Santa gears up for winter clothing drive

It is time for the volunteers with Project Santa Claus to start gathering all of their resources to make certain that Douglas County children in need will be provided for during the holiday season.

The umbrella of Project Santa Claus includes children of Carson Valley Community Food Closet families, children in the Court Appointed Special Advocate program and children of Family Support Council families. All families are first approved by their sponsoring agencies.

Leading the list of activities which surround Project Santa Claus is the Used Winter Clothing Drive for kids and adults. This fundraiser kicks off this week. This is a list of what they will need: sweaters, jackets, coats, sweat suits, jeans, pants long-sleeved turtle necks, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, shoes and winter night wear - any winter clothing to provide these people with warmth during the cold months. These items are needed for infants, children, teens and adults. Of course, it is of utmost importance that all of these items be clean and in wearable condition.

Clothing collection boxes will be available until Dec. 8 at the following locations: Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office (4-H) Douglas County, 1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park, Gardnerville; R&T Cleaners, 1389 Lampe Drive, Gardnerville; Raley's Supermarket Camera Department, 1363 Highway 395, Gardnerville; M. Scott Properties, 1657 Highway 395, Minden; Edward Jones, 1685 Highway 396 No. 6, Minden and World Gym (formerly Nevada Fitness & Aerobics), 885 Mahogany Drive, Minden.

If your school, office or organization decides to participate in the Used Winter Clothing Drive, organizers would like to be advised so that volunteers and staff are able to plan accordingly for the additional amount to be collected.

For information, call the Used Winter Clothing Drive coordinator, Liz Starkey at 267-1916 or Marilyn Malkmus at 782-4931.


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