Places to give in Douglas County |

Places to give in Douglas County

Staff Reports
Derek Clark, president of the Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, and Luanne King organize food for Thanksgiving meals at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet on Nov. 21.
Shannon Litz | The Record-Courier

Austin’s House

To donate money or Christmas gifts to the house, call 267-6711.

Family Support Council

Gift cards for 16-18-year-olds not served by Project Santa Claus can be dropped off at the office, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-8692

Food Closet

Bring nonperishable items to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. Information, 782-3711.

Food Drives

Douglas Disposal annual food drive Monday-Dec. 13. Leave nonperishable items in a plastic bag beside trash cans.

Genoa Volunteer Fire Department holiday food drive through Dec. 13.

Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395, Minden. Information, 782-9711.

Project Santa Claus

Angel Trees are up at various stores around the Valley. Gifts are due back by Dec. 16. Monetary donations may be mailed to Project Santa Claus at P.O. Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV. 89410. To volunteer, show up at the Douglas County Fairgrounds anytime between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 15-19. Information, John Carne, 267-9668 or Woodie Ross, 901-0410.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services

An evening of giving 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at 1422 Mission St., Gardnerville. Wish list online at

Toys For Tots

Great Basin Home Health, 1507 Highway 395, Suite D, Gardnerville. They are hosting a toy drive 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a free picture with Santa. Office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Friday. Information, (775) 392-1188.

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1352 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Infomation, 782-2555.

Toy Drive

Trinity Lutheran Childcare Center and Tumbleweeds Gymnastics are collecting toys through Monday for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Center. Information, 782-5437.

YAH Bingo

Young at Heart community bingo Dec. 15 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon, early bird games at 1 p.m. Regular games, 1:30 p.m. Progressive pot at $350 with 51 numbers. Coffee and popcorn provided. Snack bar open. Information, 783-6455 or 267-4897.

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