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Holidays mean giving our best

Record Courier Staff Reports

Carson Valley residents know it is better to give than to receive, and they just keep giving and giving.

Project Santa Claus is the first and largest of the organized charities, but there are hundreds of smaller groups gathering money and goods to help make our Christmas merrier.

The project coordinates the Angel Trees, the winter clothing drive, the new books for kids, several fund-raisers and gift layettes for newborns.

The project has helped more than 4,000 children since 1997 with new toys, bicycles, books and clothes.

Volunteers help sort through all the material and just before Christmas, the presents are distributed to Carson Valley’s families in need.

Not to be left out, the U.S. Marine Corps’ venerable Toys for Tots gathers toys for children around the region, making their Christmas a little brighter.

And the favor is being turned around for our troops fighting in Iraq.

Carson Valley residents came out in force with items to send to our troops for several organizations, including The Record-Courier.

There are literally hundreds of groups making a difference this season, many of whom will appear in the pages of this newspaper.

Thanks to their generosity, Carson Valley residents can look around and see that their world is a little better.

What better present could there be for Christmas?