Uniformed first responders will be serving tea, food and holiday goodwill at the Carson City Elks Lodge Fall Tea.
All proceeds from the tea — 1-3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.— will go toward providing a proper Christmas to children in need through the Holiday with a Hero program.
Meliah Gonzales, a district court bailiff and former police officer, started the organization with her husband, Carson City Sheriff Sgt. Daniel Gonzales.
The program pairs community volunteers with students in need for a $100 Christmas shopping spree at Walmart.
“We love the heck out of these kids for one day,” said Meliah Gonzales of the Holiday with a Hero program’s special day in December.
Seating is limited, and tickets are $20 and available at the Elks Lodge Monday through Friday after 4 p.m.
The Elks Lodge No. 2177 supports veteran and youth programs such as Holiday with a Hero.