Tahoe-Douglas Elks donate to food closet

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet bear in last month's Carson Valley Days Parade.

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet bear in last month's Carson Valley Days Parade.

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 recently presented the Carson Valley Community Food Closet with a $2,000 donation. Funding was provided by the Elks National Foundation to help reduce food insecurity in the local community.

The Lodge has teamed up with the food closet to assist with home deliveries. Elks member Kathleen Swartz was recently appointed as the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Volunteer Coordinator for the CVCFC and will oversee those efforts.

The Tahoe-Douglas Lodge is located at 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Proceeds from Elks events benefit area programs for seniors, veterans, and youth. To learn more, visit tahoedouglaselks.org/ or call the office at 775-265-4523.

Back-to-School Bash seeks sponsors

Northern Nevada Dream Center hosts their fifth annual Back-to-School Bash giveaway event 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11 at Mills Park in Carson City. The community outreach organization aims to collect enough school supplies for 1,250 students in need across the Douglas, Carson, Lyon, and Storey County School Districts, and students who attend the bash will receive a backpack filled with supplies to support their education throughout the coming school year.

The event is first come-first served and includes fun games, summertime treats, and free groceries for families. The Carson City Lions Club will provide onsite vision screenings and Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental will give out free dental hygiene kits. NVigate (nvigate.gov/) will be on hand to assist families with questions related to higher education, and Greater Nevada Mortgage will provide information related to home loans. Carson City Fire Department fire trucks, the Chick-fil-A cow, and Safety Sally with Safe Routes to Schools (dot.nv.gov/mobility/safe-routes-to-school-1035) are all scheduled to appear.

As they prepare for the giveaway festivities, NNDC welcomes sponsorships from community members, businesses, and corporations.

“A child or event sponsorship not only provides students with a new backpack and school supplies, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed, but also brings excitement, motivation, and new dreams for their future,” said NNDC Director Susan Sorenson said.

Those interested in supporting the fundraising effort can visit the NNDC Back-to-School Bash webpage at nndreamcenter.org/b2sb/ to learn more. Questions about the event may be directed to 775-443-4090 or via email at info@nndreamcenter.org.

Amy Roby can be reached at ranchosroundup@hotmail.com.


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