Through the generosity of the community, businesses and numerous volunteers, Project Santa Claus returns for its 35th year.
Since 1988, Project Santa Claus has partnered with the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Douglas County Department of Social Services and various services clubs to provide Christmas gifts for children in need throughout the Carson Valley.
This year Alicia Main of the Chamber of Commerce has been leading the efforts but credits it all to the volunteers and clubs for making Project Santa Claus happen.
“We have had some very generous community members step up and donate, shop and wrap, it would not be possible without them,” said Main.
The Kiwanis, the Lion’s Club, Sertoma, Rotary, the 20/30 Club, schoolteachers, crystal angels, and numerous volunteers and community members have provided openhanded support for the project, said Main.
Main said the Douglas High School Varsity girl’s basketball team shopped for Project Santa Claus too.
“It was a very generous of them to do that, we appreciate them and the schoolteachers who have shopped, community members, and the crystal angels who have donated funds to help shop,” said Main. “It really is and has been a community effort to keep Project Santa Claus going.”
Volunteers are needed for wrapping and distribution. Distribution will be 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.
For more information visit www.projectsantaclaus.org or follow them on Facebook at Project Santa Claus. Contact organizers at email@example.com or call 775-721-2400.