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Project Santa angel trees up in Valley businesses

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Project Santa Claus Angel Trees with the Christmas wishes of less fortunate children are now available in businesses and churches around the community. This continues a 31-year tradition of the project working to help local children. The project now coordinates with the Department of Social Services, the Washoe Tribe, CASA and the Family Support Council to identify less fortunate families who need the community's support for their children to have a joyous Christmas.

Project President Gary Dove talked about the spirit with which the community comes together at this time of year.

"When these paper angels appear around the area, the community comes forward to help their neighbors in a way that is truly inspiring. It's as if we are not only helping the kids, but we're also providing a service to all those wonderful people looking for an outlet to express their Christmas spirit."

Individuals and families can take one or more angels, buy and wrap the requested gift and return it the location where they picked up the angel. Then project volunteers take the gifts to the fairgrounds for sorting and distribution. The project also accepts new unwrapped toys that can be used to fill requests that come in too late to be included on the angel trees.

The Kiwanis Club also provides enough bicycles and tricycles to meet most of the requests, and as the project has grown, Rotary, Lions, Sertoma, the 20/30 Club and the Salvation Army all now provide major support.

Over its history, the project has been able to give local families over 20,000 Christmas bags with at least two gifts each.

This year Angel trees can be found at the following locations:

Bank of America – 1646 US Hwy 395, Minden

Carson Valley Medical Center – 1107 Hwy 395, Gardnerville

Greater NV Credit Union – 1545 US Hwy 395, Minden

Grocery Outlet – 1329 US Hwy 395, Gardnerville

Heritage Bank of Nevada – 1299 US Hwy 395, Gardnerville

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

Minden Elementary School – 1170 Baler St, Minden

Northwest Martial Arts – 1267 US-395, Gardnerville

The Pink House – 193 Genoa Ln, Genoa

Pulse Fitness – 885 Mahogany Dr, Minden

Raley’s – 1363 US Hwy 395, Gardnerville

Stor-All – 1456 D Industrial Way, Gardnerville

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

Tumblewind Antiques – 1600 Esmeralda Ave, Minden

Yogurt Beach – 1330 Waterloo Ln #102, Gardnerville

As in past years we will also be collecting books, caps and mittens for the children. Book, Cap and Mitten trees can be found at these locations:

Brown Bear Designs – 1492 Hwy 395, #103, Gardnerville

City National Bank – 1647 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

DST Coffee – 1411 Hwy 395, Gardnerville

Edward Jones – 1483 US Hwy 395 Suite C, Minden

Edward Jones – 937 Mica Dr. Suite 16A, Carson City

K2 Pilates – 1650 US Hwy 395 Suite 201, Minden

Main Street Baking Company – 1427 US Hwy 395 Unit D, Gardnerville

Nevada State Bank – 1656 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

Pioneer Yarn Company – 1653 Lucerne (Minden Village), Minden

R & T Cleaners – 1389 Lampe Ln, Gardnerville

Starbucks – 1327 US Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville

Starbucks – 1734 US Hwy 395 N, Minden

This & That Marketplace – 1516 Hwy 395 N, Suite E, Gardnerville

This & That Marketplace – 2285 Main St #B, Genoa

Tax deductible monetary donations may be mailed to Project Santa Claus PO Box 3031 Gardnerville, NV 89410 using Fed EIN 81-4108043 The Project can also acknowledge in memoriam gifts and gifts offered in someone else’s name. For additional information, call (775) 339-8882.