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Where to donate food, clothes, toys

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Many area schools, organizations and businesses are collecting nonperishable food items for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and good quality used winter clothing for children and adults for Project Santa Claus.

The food closet is at 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, and is open 1-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Information, 782-3711.

For information about Project Santa Claus, contact Marilyn Malkmus at 782-4931.

n Define Fitness is collecting food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital through December.

Bring in five or more nonperishable food items and receive 50 percent off enrollment with proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s. Sign up by Nov. 29 to participate in the Work Out for St. Jude event Dec. 6. Participants in the food drive or workout event are eligible to win prizes in a Dec. 20 drawing.

Define Fitness is at 2528 Business Parkway Suite A. Information, Kelly Corley, 267-0483.

n Many Minden Village businesses are collecting unwrapped new books, mittens and caps, toys and games for Project Santa Claus. The program matches Douglas County children of need, newborn through age 15, with sponsors to fulfill their holiday wishes for toys and clothing.

Drop-off points are at Artisans International Gallery, Bodywise Physical Therapy, Charles Schwab, City National Bank, First American Title, Indigo Restaurant, Lira’s Supermarket, Wachovia Securities and Wasabi’s Asian Bistro.

Minden Village businesses are also collecting nonperishable food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. The donation drive ends Dec. 5.

n Curves Indian Hills and Minden Curves host a food drive to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet until Dec. 18. Drop off donations at Minden Curves, 1667 Lucerne St., Suite D, Minden, or Indian Hills Curves at 924-D Mica Dr. Information, 782-3350 or 267-4711.

n Project Santa Claus is accepting donations of good quality used winter clothing for children and adults. Clothing collection continues through Dec. 5.

Items needed include sweaters, jackets, coats, sweat suits, jeans, pants, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, shoes and winter night wear.

Project Santa Claus benefits children of Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Family Support Council families, children in the CASA program and families recommended by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

Information, Marilyn Malkmus at 782-4931.

Clothing drop off sites for Project Santa Claus:

n Carson Valley Medical Center

n Cooperative Extension Office

n R & T Cleaners

n Raley’s camera department

n Edward D. Jones, Highway 395

n World Gym in Minden

n Many Minden Village locations