Kiwanis in need of Christmas bikes |

Kiwanis in need of Christmas bikes

Staff Reports

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Well the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley has. All year long they collect used bicycles and tricycles and transport them to China Spring Youth Camp where the kids there refurbish them. In December the bikes are donated to Project Santa Claus for disbursement to needy families in Douglas County.

Last year, Project Santa Claus had a request for 260 bikes, but Kiwanis were only able to supply 192 bikes. They were able to hand out 215 new helmets and for the first time able to give helmets to all children who received bikes, tricycles, skateboards and scooters. They are in need of help to meet their goal this year of supplying a bike and a new helmet for every needy child.

Used bikes in need of a little TLC or minor repair (only repairable bikes) can be dropped off at the following locations.

Town of Gardnerville – Maintenance Yard (next to Raley’s)

1369 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District

931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Topaz Ranch Estates GID & Water Company

3924 Carter Way, Wellington, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monetary, new helmet, new bike donations, or for more information contact, Gary Dove (775) 265-9443 or Tom Peters (775) 781-8924.