Several groups helping students, teachers

The Salvation Army of Carson City is collecting back packs and school supplies for underprivileged children through Aug. 13. The Salvation Army has been receiving calls from families in need for several weeks asking for help. Children from Carson City School District, Silver State Charter School, and Douglas County School District will receive back packs and school supplies that are collected.

Similar to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree program the Army has started an Apple Tree program with “Apples” that have a child’s wishes on it to help donors shop. These Apple Trees can be found at any of the local businesses listed below.

School supplies being collected include: Book bag or back pack; pencil bag or box; washable white glue, 8 oz bottle; glue sticks; crayons, 24 count; colored pencils, 24 count; No. 2 pencils; large rectangular eraser, pink; spiral notebooks, 70 pages; packet folders; notebook paper; 12-inch ruler; protractor; blue, black and red ink pens; highlighters, different colors; washable markers, 8 count; low odor dry erase markers; flash drive/memory stick; graph paper; and calculators.

Back packs and supplies can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St. Carson City 89701 before Aug. 13.

Apple Trees can be found at the following local businesses: Carson City — Aarons Furniture, 3355 S. Carson St.; Advanced Home Health, 343 Fairview Drive Suite 101; American Family Insurance, 808 College Parkway Suite 106; Anytime Fitness, 2629 N. Carson St.; Anytime Fitness, 4530 S. Carson St. Suite 7; Beal’s, 1345 S. Carson St.; Big Lots, 4215 S. Carson St.; Brick Business & Resource Ctr.( Library), 900 N. Roop St.; CAL Ranch, 2035 N. Carson St.; Calvary Chapel, 1635 Clearview Dr.; Capitol Ford, 3660 S. Carson St.; Carson Lanes, 3550 S. Carson St.; Carson Pool, 841 N. Roop St.

Carson School District, 1140 W. King St.; Catalina Apts, 700 Hotsprings Rd.; CC Mental Health, 1165 Old Hot Springs Rd Suite 150; City Hall, 201 N. Carson St. Suite 2; Eagle Valley Golf and Grill, 3999 Centennial Park Dr.; Ed’s Doghouse, 3300 Airport Rd.; Edward Jones, 604 W. Washington Suite F; Gaming Control Board, 1919 College Parkway; Grandma Hatties, 2811 S. Carson St.; Hyundai, 3550 S. Carson St.

JC Penny’s, 3939 S. Carson St.; Les Schwab, 3219 N Carson St.; Les Schwab, 3020 S. Carson St.; Sierra Adrenaline, 4630 E Williams St; Smith’s, 599 E. Williams St.; Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, 3633 Research Way Suite 104; Twisted Spoke, 3198 Deer Run Rd.

Gardnerville and Minden — Carson Valley Library, 1625 Library Ln.; Carson Valley Swim Center, 600 Highway 88; Family Support Council, 1255 Waterloo Ln.; Flight Restaurant, 2244 Meridian Blvd; Hamdogs, 1267 Highway 395; Jethro’s, 1281 Kimmerling Rd No. A3; Les Schwab, 1151 Highway 395; Raley’s, 1363 Highway 395; Rite Aide, 1329 Highway 395; Smith’s, 1341 Highway 395; Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, 2231 Meridian Blvd Suite 2; Walgreens, 1342 Highway 395; Wells Fargo, 1542 Highway 395.

The Carson City Library has a collection barrel and Apple Tree Poster located at the library’s main Help Desk. Patrons may take an apple from the tree, purchase the items requested on the apple and return the items along with the apple to the library to be placed in the barrel.

For more information , contact Lt. Mark Cyr at (775) 887-9120.


NJA Cares, the community outreach and charitable arm of The Nevada Justice Association, a statewide non-profit organization of

independent lawyers, has teamed up with Assemblyman David Bobzien to collect backpacks and other school supplies for donation to students at Mt. Rose Elementary. Supplies are being collected through Monday, Aug. 18.

Items needed include: New backpacks, spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket folders, scissors, rulers, drafting compasses, protractors, dividers, mechanical No. 2 pencils, pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, crayons, 3x5 index cards, Post-It notes, book covers, dictionaries, and large boxes of Kleenex.

Supplies may be dropped off at the Northern NJA Office, 406 N. Nevada St., Carson City.

For more information, contact Kirsten Van Ry at 702-732-8409 or


Staples will help teachers with a Teacher Appreciation event all weekend from Aug. 1 through 3 at its store locations.

Teachers enrolled in the Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 25 percent off any purchase of $10 or more that can be redeemed this weekend. During this weekend, teachers will also receive a free academic “Calendar of Savings” with teacher specific offers each month so they can save all year long. Educators can sign up for the program at any Staples store this weekend.


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