Active 20-30 clubs set to host shopping spree

The Sierra Nevada Women's Active 20-30 Club is seeking donations for its annual children's shopping spree at the Carson Valley Wal-Mart on Aug. 18. The event is sponsored by the women's club with assistance from the men's Carson Valley No. 85 Club.

For the last four years, the clubs and store staff, along with community and business partners, invite disadvantaged children to go school shopping. Each child is matched with a volunteer and offered the opportunity to purchase school clothes and shoes.

The Family Support Council of Douglas County will choose approximately 50 children to participate based on income level and family need. Each child will receive $100 to spend on clothing and shoes, no toys.

"Our goal this year is to invite 50-75 children, meaning we need to raise over $7,500 before Aug. 18," said event chair Leslie Batistich. "We encourage individuals, business and community leaders to join us in sponsoring, donating and volunteering to make this the most rewarding experience for all involved."

Both clubs will have volunteers on hand beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 18 to help the children pick out clothes and shoes for the upcoming year. Volunteers from the community are encouraged to participate. The club's goal is to have one volunteer for each child.

At the end of the shopping spree, participating children will receive a free breakfast at McDonald's. For information about donating to the event, or to volunteer, contact Leslie Batistich at (800) 540-2983, or e-mail,

Donation checks can be mailed to Sierra Nevada Active 20-30, P.O. Box 2231, Minden, NV 89423. The clubs ask that donations be made by Aug. 13.

For information, go to To receive an application for a child to participate, contact the Family Support Council at 782-8692.


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