Carson City holiday help

The 2nd Annual Gifts for Seniors drive, organized by 10-year-old Breanna De Luca, is ongoing. De Luca is collecting slippers, robes, blankets and stuffed animals for residents in need. Drop items by Dec. 23 at Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, 3050 N. Ormsby Blvd. Call 775-220-2064.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Bring new and unwrapped toys to the NRHA office, 3695 Desatoya Drive.

Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is hosting a sock and glove tree for the Do Drop In Center, which provides items to the homeless and less fortunate. Food, socks, gloves, scarves and pet food are being accepted through December. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting new pairs of children’s shoes through Dec. 24 for the Salvation Army.

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 any contribution, including 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 www.face

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.

The 23rd annual Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City and the Carson Valley Inn. Donating is simple: Drive up and a volunteer will unload it for you.

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