Thanks for the help |

Thanks for the help


A heartfelt thank-you to all the kind and generous people of Douglas County that took Project Santa Claus kids to their hearts in this time of great economic difficulty. Christmas 2010 we helped 842 children from 396 Douglas County families. This couldn’t have been possible without overwhelming community support.

Project Santa Claus is a totally volunteer, nonprofit organization that just completed its 21st year of helping Douglas County families. We include families cleared for need through Douglas County Social Services, Washoe Tribal Social Services, the Family Support Council, CASA and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

We thank those that sponsored an angel off an Angel Tree, the groups, churches, clubs, businesses and individuals that sponsored kids and also bought new toys, games, new books, mittens and caps. Thank you to those that donated funds so that we could shop for the final kids that were signed up.  

Thank you to all who came out to the Fairgrounds to help with wrapping, sorting, bagging and other tasks. Thank you to those who donated used bikes that were refurbished and to those who donated new bikes and bike helmets. We gave out about 192 bikes and helmets to very happy kids.  

After 17 years as director of this program, I am turning the job over to the Carson Valley Kiwanis Club.

I personally thank all of you for your help over the years, it has meant a great deal to me personally and to the kids of Douglas County. I wish each of you a new year filled with kindness and peace.

Marilyn Malkmus

Project Santa Claus Chairwoman