‘Angels’ still available in the Valley | RecordCourier.com

‘Angels’ still available in the Valley

by Rosemarie Middendorf

Just in case you have been busy with holiday plans and have forgotten or haven’t the opportunity to visit an Angel Tree, there is still time to do so.

Pick up an angel at any of the following locations: Heidi’s Family Restaurant, 1595 Highway 395, and Taylor-York Salon, 1662 Highway 395, both in Minden; Carson Valley Pharmacy, 1532 Highway 395; Wells Fargo Bank, 1542 Highway 395; Raley’s Supermarket and Drug Center, 1363 Highway 395; Crystal Kaleidoscope, 1333 Highway 395; Scolari’s Food and Drug Company, 1335 Highway 395; Rite Aid, 1329 Highway 395; Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Highway 395; and Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Supply, 1144 Highway 395, all in Gardnerville.

Each angel will bear the first name, age, gender, size of a child and choice of either a toy or an item of clothing. Purchase the gift, wrap the gift and attach the paper angel to the front of the package for identification purposes. Then return the gift before Dec. 18 to the location where the angel was selected.

Project Santa Claus attempts to provide two gifts for each child under the age of 16 for families who qualify through Douglas County Social Services and operates under the auspices of Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

The process of selecting an angel is called sponsoring a child. Monetary donations are always acceptable. All contributions are tax deductible. These donations provide the opportunity to assist a child or children we may not have been aware of when decorating the angel trees.

These angels provide an opportunity for children, as well as adults, to have the pleasure of sharing the joy of Christmas when you let them help select the angel and share in the procedure of purchasing, wrapping and taking the gift to the location where you selected the angel. All family members have an opportunity to talk about and share their feelings for this special child and gift.

All gifts will be distributed a few days before Christmas by a group of dedicated volunteers. For information regarding Project Santa Claus, call Marilyn Malkmus, director, at 782-4931.