Valley puts the giving into Thanksgiving

A drive-through Thanksgiving lunch at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center served 297 meals on Wednesday and collected $1,200 in donations.

Gift and angel trees are springing up at businesses all over Carson Valley, as are boxes to donate coats, hats, mittens, books and even gifts for pets.

Project Santa Claus, which has provided Christmas to thousands of children over the last third of a century, is underway with the help of several organizations including the Kiwanis Club, Minden Rotary, Carson Valley Lions, Carson Valley Sertoma and the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club.

For more information about Project Santa Claus, visit

Tax deductible monetary donations (Fed EIN 81-4108034) may be mailed to Project Santa Claus, PO Box 3031 Gardnerville, NV 89410. The Project can also acknowledge in memorial gifts and gifts offered in someone else’s name.

Carson Valley Sertoma donated $1,000 to The City of Refuge, a home where single pregnant women may have their babies.

Lions are fundraising for their charitable works by selling See’s Candy.

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Douglas Animal Welfare Group virtually wrapped up their 4th annual Carson Valley Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day. For more information about how to donate, visit or

The 15th annual Douglas Animal Welfare Group Holiday Gift Tree is available Friday through Dec. 30 at Max’s Pet Supplies next to Raley’s in Gardnerville. Information, 775-782-8088.


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