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Volunteers sought to wrap up Project Santa

Staff Report

Elf Dave Bauer sorts Christmas presents for children at the annual Project Santa event.

Project Santa Claus is entering its final and most rewarding days and volunteers are needed to sort, consolidate, and wrap presents at the Douglas County Fairgrounds pavilion building 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11 through Dec. 14.

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.

If you plan to bring a group, please make advance arrangements by calling the Project Santa Claus hotline at 339-8882.

This is the culmination of an effort that began with the collection of presents during the "Christmas in July" program and has been continuing since Nov. 15 with families taking Angels from the trees in local businesses that identify appropriate presents for a child who need help from Project Santa Claus to have a joyous Christmas.

Each child aged 17 and under, in families qualified for this program by Douglas County Social Services, CASA or the Family Support Council, will receive a minimum of two presents and a book, and children up through fifth grade receive a cap and mittens/gloves.

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If you can't help at the Fairgrounds and you still want to support this project with a cash donation which will be used to buy any presents still required just before handout, donations may be mailed to the Carson Valley Kiwanis Foundation at P.O. Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV 89410. Project Santa Claus under the Kiwanis Foundation is a non-profit program and all donations are tax deductible (Federal ID No. 27-3581522).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PROJECT SANTA 9 A.M.- 3 P.M. DEC. 11- DEC.14. INFORMATION 339-8882.