Angel Trees gifts due by Dec. 14 |

Angel Trees gifts due by Dec. 14

Staff Reports
Shannon Litz file photoTed Weber and George Heeter wheel bikes to waiting families last year during Project Santa Claus distribution day at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Angel Trees have been popping up all over town for the past two weeks. Anyone can sponsor a child by simply choosing a name from any of the Angel Trees that have been set up in the Valley. Nancy Hollenbach, chief coordinator of the Angel Trees, said the project is off to to a good start. Wrapped presents must be returned to the same Angel Tree by Dec. 14. Volunteers are doing final pickups at all locations Dec. 15.Each Angel has information about the child, including their age, clothing size, hobbies and the gift they’d like to receive. The selected gift items cost $25 dollars or less. Last year more than 800 children were helped by Project Santa Claus. The Project Santa Claus program helps provide Christmas gifts to Douglas County children in need. For more information, call Hollenbach at 783-1821.Quality used bike donations are also needed that can be cleaned and repaired. To donate a bike, drop them off at the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District office on Mitch Drive or at the Town of Gardnerville Maintenance Yard at 1369 Highway 395. All the bikes that are received for Project Santa Claus are cleaned up and repaired by the young people at the China Springs and Aurora Pines Youth Facilities.For more information, call Gary Dove at 265-9443.Volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 15-19 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to help sort and wrap presents.For more information, call John Carnes at 267-9668. Monetary donations are tax deductible as Project Santa Claus is an IRS 501 (c)(3) organization ID No. 88-0258742. You can mail donations to PSC, P.O. Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV, 89410.Angel Tree locationsTopaz Lodge & Casino – 1979 Highway 395 Carson Valley Medical Center – 1107 Highway 395 R & T Cleaners – 1389 Lampe Drive Scolari’s Food & Drug – 1335 Highway 395 Raley’s Supermarket – 1363 Highway 395 Tumblewind – 1600 Esmeralda Taylor-York Salon – 1662 Highway 395 Pulse Gym — 885 Mahogany Drive, Minden CV Computer — 1402 Unit A , Highway 395 south Sharkey’s Casino — 1440 Highway 395