How to help out during the holidays in Carson City

On Friday, Save Mart will match donations to benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center through its Holiday Give, Share, Care program, for a total matching grant of up to $5,000. Donations can be made at checkout through Jan. 2.

Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is collecting clothing for children in shelters and foster care through Dec. 17 at the following locations: Christensen Automotive, 1860 E William St. in Carson City and 1539 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville; Mi Casa Too, 3809 N. Carson St.; Nevada State Bank, 4267 S. Carson St. and 525 E. College Parkway in Carson City and 1656 Highway 395 in Minden; Papa Murphy’s, 1894 Highway 50 E. Suite 5, and 4314 S. Carson St. in Carson City and 1363 Highway 395 N., Suite 10, in Gardnerville; Benson’s Feed and Tack, 2750 Highway 50 E. Go to

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting new pairs of children’s shoes through Dec. 24 for the Salvation Army. Each donation results in three entries to win a winter shoe wardrobe. Go to

Donations are sought for Holiday with a Hero, a shopping spree for underprivileged children. Donations can be dropped at Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.; Students in Transition, 604 W. Musser St., Building 2; Bank of the West, 2976 N. Carson St.; Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St.; Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St.; Graphics Factory, 1442 E. William St., Suite 1.

Fighters Against Child Abuse needs new clothing, socks, underwear, coats, toys, and gift cards for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Carson, Douglas and Lyon counties. Drop donations at Carson City Boxing Club, 3579 Highway 50 E., Suite 219; or West Coast Martial Arts, 1617 Buckeye Road in Minden. Go to, or call 775-434-4087.

DeBug Computer, 591 S. Saliman Road, is offering free photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in exchange for donations to benefit Holiday with a Hero. Call 775-883-3630 or 775-782-0303.

Carson City Toyota is collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Drop new and unwrapped toys at 2590 S. Carson St. to qualify to win a $250 gas card. Call 775-882-8211.

Toys for Tots Hotline is now open to families in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties. If a family is in need of toys, call 775-884-TOYS (8697).

Bradway Properties, 1000 N. Carson St., is hosting an angel tree for the Salvation Army. To help, pick up a tag from the tree, buy the listed gift, and return it unwrapped and with the tag by Friday. Contact Vince LoPresti at 775-232-1940 or vince@bradwayproperties.

Nevada Department of Public Safety, Capitol Police, is accepting donations for Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys, bicycles and warm clothing can be dropped at the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Attorney General’s office, Department of Motor Vehicles or the Supreme Court of Nevada by Dec. 16. Call 775-687-5030.

Friends to All seeks names and addresses of seniors who would enjoy a visit from Santa on Saturday. Donations of cash, crossword puzzle books (large print, if possible), slipper socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm, calendars, packaged small food items such as candy, cookies, or nuts, gift cards from grocery or gift stores, hair salons, barbershops, or restaurants that deliver, and anything a senior may be able to use, are needed. Cash donations are used to buy grocery store gift cards for seniors in need.

Checks can be made payable to Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, with a notation of “Friends to All.” Mail or drop donations to A-plus Paralegals, Inc., 411 W. Third St., Suite 1, Carson City 89703. For information or to request a volunteer to collect a donation, call 775-315-2484 or 775-301-6747 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is asking community members and businesses to adopt a club member and family who may not receive gifts otherwise. To participate, call Laurie Gorris, CPO, or Susie Messina, special events coordinator, at 775-882-8820.

Breanna De Luca, 9, is collecting slippers, robes, blankets and other items for residents in local nursing centers. Drop items at Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, 3050 N. Ormsby Blvd.; Mountain View Health and Rehab, 201 Koontz Lane; or Gardnerville Health and Rehab, 1573 Mathis Parkway in Gardnerville.

Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is collecting donations of canned food, socks and gloves through Dec. 23 for the Do Drop In Center for Independent Living. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.

A food drive for Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Friends In Service Helping and Ron Wood Family Resource Center will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. The drive also will take place at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 in Minden.

Items for inclusion in Holiday Help can be sent to with the subject line “Holiday Help.”


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