Carson City holiday help

The 2nd annual Gifts for Seniors drive, organized by 10-year-old Breanna De Luca, is ongoing. De Luca is collecting slippers, robes, blankets and stuffed animals for residents in need. Drop items by today at Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, 3050 N. Ormsby Blvd. Call 775-220-2064.

The Toys for Tots Hotline in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties is open. If a family is in need of toys, call 775-737-1171 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Toys for Tots seeks toys through Thursday.

Five locations of Michael Hohl are accepting donations for Toys for Tots. Donations can be dropped at Michael Hohl Motor Company, 3700 S. Carson St.; Michael Hohl Subaru, 2910 S. Carson St.; Michael Hohl Honda, 2800 S. Carson St.; Michael Hohl RV Sales, 4500 N. Carson St.; and Michael Hohl RV Service, 4455 S. Carson St.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Bring new and unwrapped toys to the NRHA office, 3695 Desatoya Drive.

Michael Hohl Subaru, 2910 S. Carson St., is collecting socks for the Reno Ruff Ryders second annual Sock Drive. For more information, call the Reno Ruff Ryders at 775-275-0626 or 775-450-6490.

Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is hosting a sock and glove tree for the Do Drop In Center, which provides items to the homeless and less fortunate. Food, socks, gloves, scarves and pet food are being accepted through December. Call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting new pairs of shoes for children through Thursday for the Salvation Army.

Through Dec. 28, Smith’s Food & Drug customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 donation to their grocery orders to help local food banks this holiday season. For more information, go to

Fingerprinting Express, 1958 E. William St., is collecting new coats for Carson High School’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program.

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are accepting store gift cards this year. Gift cards can be used as gifts for children in dollar amounts of $10, $20, $50, etc., or if you have a dollar or two left on a gift card, you can drop it in a Red Kettle. Salvation Army officials stress any contribution, including donations of time are accepted as gratefully as donations of money.

The nonprofit Wishes & Angels of Northern Nevada is collecting donations of Christmas gifts for area families. To help, go to

Carson City Center for Healthy Aging is sponsoring Christmas trees at Walmart in Gardnerville and Topsy Lane; Smith’s in Carson City, Gardnerville and Dayton; and Medcare Pharmacy and Bank of the West in Carson City to collect donations for area seniors. To help, choose an ornament from a tree and buy the gift request. Home Instead Senior Care staff and other volunteers will wrap and deliver gifts. For more information, call Terry Foote at 775-301-4282.

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