Carson City holiday help

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting new pairs of children’s shoes through Dec. 24 for the Salvation Army. Each donation results in three entries to win a winter shoe wardrobe. Go to

Through Dec. 28, Smith’s Food & Drug customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 donation to their grocery orders to help local food banks this holiday season. For more information, go to

The Salvation Army serving Carson City and Douglas County is seeking gifts for boys and girls during its annual holiday toy drive. Even with 82 locations around Carson City and Douglas County, Lt. Mark Cyr of the Salvation Army said teenagers are the most often overlooked population during holiday gift giving. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 16. Volunteers are also needed to work with families on distribution day, Dec. 22. Information can be found at, or by calling Christie at 775-887-9120. Donations can be dropped at Fingerprinting Express, 1958 E. William St., which is also collecting new coats for Carson High School’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program.

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are accepting store gift cards this year. Gift cards can be used as gifts for children in dollar amounts of $10, $20, $50, etc., or if you have a dollar or two left on a gift card, you can drop it in a Red Kettle. Salvation Army officials stress that any contribution; donations of time are accepted as gratefully as donations of money.

Capitol Police are accepting donations for Toys for Tots at the Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, attorney general’s office, DMV and the Supreme Court through Dec. 16. Toys for Tots seeks toys through Dec. 24. It will be collecting toys at Walmart with the Marines of the Bridgeport Warfare Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Toys for Tots Hotline opens to families in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties on Dec. 1. If a family is in need of toys, call 775-737-1171 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The nonprofit Wishes & Angels of Northern Nevada is collecting donations of Christmas gifts for area families. To help, go to

Carson City Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring Christmas trees at Walmart in Gardnerville and Topsy Lane; Smith’s in Carson City, Gardnerville and Dayton; and Medcare Pharmacy and Bank of the West in Carson City to collect donations for area seniors. To help, choose an ornament from a tree and buy the gift request. Home Instead Senior Care staff and other volunteers will wrap and deliver gifts. For more information, call Terry Foote at 775-301-4282.

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