Carson Valley Elfs prepare Project Santa |

Carson Valley Elfs prepare Project Santa

Staff Report
Gifts are stacked for Project Santa Claus during last year's event.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Now in its 29th year, Project Santa Claus has grown to a collaborative effort involving most of the Douglas County Service Clubs, the Salvation Army, many local businesses, and hundreds of Christmas spirited individuals.

Children up to 17 years of age are qualified for the program by Douglas County Social Services, CASA, or the Family Support Council. Each child receives at least two gifts valued at approximately $30 each. Sixteen local businesses have already helped collect appropriate gifts by participating in the Project’s “Christmas in July” effort.

Through the generosity of the Kiwanis Club and others, the Project is also able to provide bicycles to many children.

Our newly designed Angels contain details about each child and their Christmas wishes and are placed on trees throughout the community. Members of the publican help by taking an Angel and then buying and wrapping one or more gifts for the child. Angels can be found at the following locations.

Public Angel Tree Locations:

Bank of America – 1646 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

Carson Valley Medical Center – 1107 Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Douglas County Community/Recreation Center – 1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

Drago Hair Salon – 1667 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

Family support Council – 1255-A Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

Genoa Country Store – 2299 Main St, Genoa

Grocery Outlet – 1329 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Heritage Bank – 1299 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Indian Hills GID – 3394 James Lee Park Rd, Carson City

Minden Elementary School – 1170 Baler St, Minden

The Pink House – 193 Genoa Ln, Genoa

Pulse Fitness – 885 Mahogany Dr, Minden

Pure Glow Salon- 1662 US Hwy 395 N #106, Minden

Raley’s Grocery Store – 1363 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino – 1979 US Hwy 395, Topaz Lake

Tumblewind Antiques – 1600 Esmeralda Ave, Minden

United Federal Credit Union – 935 Jacks Valley Rd, Carson City

US Bank – 1525 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Yogurt Beach – 1330 Waterloo Ln #102, Gardnerville

In addition to the Angel Tree gifts, Project Santa Claus also gives every child a book and children up through fifth grade receive caps and mittens. Donations of new books, caps or mittens can be made at the following locations.

Book, Cap, & Mitten Locations:

Starbucks – 1327 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Starbucks – 1734 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

Scarselli Elementary School – 699 Long Valley Rd, Gardnerville

Nevada State Bank – 1656 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

City National Bank – 1647 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

K2 Pilates – Old Town Center, 1512 US Hwy 395 N Suite A, Gardnerville

R & T Cleaners – 1389 Lampe Ln, Gardnerville

Douglas County Senior Center – 1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

Appoggio, Core Training Studio – 1540 US Hwy 395 N, Suite H, Gardnerville

Douglas County District Attorney – 1038 Buckeye Rd, Minden

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School – 701 Long Valley Rd, Gardnerville

Pioneer Knitting – 1653 Lucerne (Minden Village), Minden

Record Courier – 1503 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Tax deductible monetary donations may be mailed to the Carson Valley Kiwanis Foundation ATTN: Project Santa Claus at PO Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (Fed ID NO. 27-3581522) .

For more information, call 339-8882.