Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley
Project Santa Claus, a volunteer organization operating as a part of the Carson Valley Kiwanis Foundation is in its 25th year of lending a hand to Douglas County children in need.
In getting ready for the holidays, the Project needs volunteers to sort, consolidate, and wrap presents at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion Building. The Pavilion will be open on December 14th through the 17th from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Groups and organizations need to make advance arrangements but for individuals there is no set schedule and no advance sign up required.
Each child receives at least two gifts valued at approximately $30.00.Those wishing to participate by buying and wrapping one or more gifts for a child in need can pick up an Angel giving details about a child and their Christmas wishes at one of the following locations:
Carson Valley Medical Center – 1107 U.S. 395, Gardnerville
Carson Valley Swim Center – 1600 Hwy 88, Minden
The Grocery Outlet – 1329U.S. 395 N., Gardnerville
Pulse Gym – 885 Mahogany Dr. , Minden
Raley’s – 1363 U.S. 395, Gardnerville
Taylor-York Salon – 1662 U.S. 395, Minden
Topaz Lodge Resort and Casino – 1979 U.S. 395, Gardnerville
Tumblewind – 1600 Esmeralda, Minden
Wells Fargo Bank – 1542 U.S. 395, Gardnerville
Unwrapped gifts not designated for a specific child may also be dropped off at the fairgrounds from Sunday December 14 through Tuesday December 16 which will then be sorted, wrapped and assigned by Project volunteers.
Those wishing to donate new books can pick up a tag indicating the specific age for which books are needed or simply drop off books which will be assigned to the appropriate ages by volunteers. Book tags may be picked up and books caps or mittens can be dropped off at the following locations:
Carson Valley Medical Center – 1107 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Scarselli Elementary School – 699 Long Valley Rd., Gardnerville
Starbuck’s Coffee Shop – 1327 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Starbuck’s Coffee Shop – 1734 Hwy 395, Minden
Heritage Bank – 1299 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Edward D. Jones – 1685 Hwy 395, Minden
Edward D. Jones – 1483 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Record Courier – 1503 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Round Table Pizza – 1327 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Pioneer Knitting – 1653 Lucerne (Minden Village)
Taylor York Salon – 1662 Hwy 395, Minden
Dr. Somer Lyons/Valley Eye Wear – 1644 Hwy 395, Unit B-1, Minden
US Bank – 1525 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Honu Coffee – 795 Tillman Ln., Gardnerville
Nevada State Bank – 1656 Hwy 395, Minden
R & T Cleaners – 1389 Lampe Ln., Gardnerville
Appoggio, A Core Training Studio – 1540 Hwy 395, Ste H, Gardnerville
Aurora Salon – 1532 Hwy 395, Ste G, Gardnerville
First American Title – 1663 Hwy 395, Minden
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School – 701 Long Valley Rd., Gardnerville
Sunshine Rainbows – 1288 Dresslerville Rd. Gardnerville
Carson Valley Visitors Authority – 1477 Hwy 395, Gardnerville
Project Santa Claus is possible because of the commitment and community spirit of this and other participating business, churches and organizations.
Tax deductible monetary donations may be mailed to project Santa Claus at P.O.Box 3031, Gardnerville, NV 89410. For more information, call (775) 339-8882.
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