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Season of giving

Staff Reports

Turkey bingo benefits Valley

Carson Valley Kiwanis Club hosts Turkey Bingo at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Both sessions feature turkeys, raffle prizes, cookies, popcorn, coffee and grand prizes of DVD players. Hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase.

Bingo cards at 25 cents each with no limit to number of cards. Games last until all turkeys and grand prizes are won.

Members of the Kiwanis donate frozen turkeys and the grand prize. Proceeds from Turkey Bingo support Carson Valley organizations. Information, Dave Jaeger, 783-3473.

Turkeys, food needed at food closet

Turkeys and food are needed at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Bring any size turkey to the food closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, 12:30-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. Information, 782-3711. Turkeys may also be donated through area grocery stores.

Douglas Disposal gears up for food drive

Check your pantry or add a couple items to your shopping list for the 15th annual food drive sponsored by Douglas Disposal Inc. and its employees. The food drive benefits the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Informational flyers will be left on trash containers the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. Donations of nonperishable food items in plastic bags should be placed beside trash cans during the week of Dec. 7-11 to be picked up by Douglas Disposal employees.

The collected food will be weighed and delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet as part of the Valley-wide holiday food drive. Donations may also be delivered to the Douglas Disposal Office at 1653 N. Lucerne St., Suite A, Minden Village. Information or directions at 782-5713.

Last year Douglas Disposal was able to deliver more than 11,000 pounds of food to the food closet. Because of the increase in food closet clients, the goal for 2009 is 12,000 pounds.

Clothing, bikes needed for Project Santa

Project Santa Claus volunteers are getting ready for the 20th year of lending a hand to Douglas County children in need for the holidays. Last year, 811 children from 344 families were helped by Project Santa Claus and more are expected to be in need of help this year.

Project Santa Claus begins with a used winter clothing drive for children and adults through Dec. 4. Clothing collection boxes will be at Carson Valley Medical Center, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office, R & T Cleaners, Raley’s camera department, M. Scott Properties and World Gym.

Carson Valley Kiwanis Club seeks good quality used bicycles to be cleaned and repaired by the young people at China Spring and Aurora Pines and donated to Project Santa Claus.

Bikes may be dropped off at the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District office at 931 Mitch Drive in the Ranchos or at the Town of Gardnerville maintenance yard, 1369 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, Tom Peters, 782-6384.

Project Santa is a 501 (c)(3) organization, I.D. No. 88-0258742. Mail monetary donations to Project Santa Claus, P. O. Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV, 89410. Information, Marilyn Malkmus, 782-4931.

Donations needed for gift bags

The Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club, the Douglas County Senior Center and students from Gardnerville Elementary and Douglas High schools start preparing Christmas gift bags for the recipients of Meals-on-Wheels and Douglas County homebound seniors on Dec. 10 at the senior center. Gift bags will be delivered with the meals Dec. 15-17.

Donations of small presents such as sample size shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion, lip balm, playing cards, games, candy, cans of nuts, wash cloths, hand towels, socks, gloves and ornaments are needed for the gift bags. Also needed is sugar-free candy.

Deliver donations to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, or call the senior center at 783-6455 or Paul Lockwood at 782-6583 for donation pick-up. Cash or gift card donations may be made for Young At Heart to buy presents.

Mail donations to Young At Heart, P. O. Box 1042, Gardnerville, NV 89410-1042.