Truckee Community Christmas
Once again the Truckee Community Christmas is busy collecting donations for Truckee’s neediest families over the holiday season.
The Truckee Community Christmas is a non-profit organization which is working with several other non-profit groups in the area that are collecting food, toys, coats, and other items a family needs and distributes them to local Tahoe families that need assistance during the holiday season.
Last year, the Truckee Community Christmas program benefited approximately 215 families, 25 teenage moms and their babies, 60 low income seniors, and 60 homebound seniors. This year the need is just as great, and any donation is greatly appreciated.
You’ll find the Truckee Community Christmas collection sites at many of the local holiday events, but you’ll also find them collecting non-perishable goods at Safeway and Savemart in Truckee this year.
If you don’t have time to shop, or drop by a donation, this year you can donate cash via Paypal on their new website www.TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com.
If you’d like to volunteer a few hours and help with the Truckee Community Christmas collection efforts, they need people to help at the grocery stores this weekend, December 15 – 16, 2012. They can also use volunteers in the stores during the weekdays. Having volunteers in the stores greatly increases the visibility of the collection program and increases local donations. If you have some free time and would like to help with collections, or with their other efforts contact Lynn Richardson at 530.587.7474.
They also need help wrapping toys. To volunteer to wrap toys at Sierra Mountain Education Center, call Alissa Just at Mountain Home Center, 530-587-6681, extension 11. Wrapping efforts are set for Thursday, Dec. 20-21, 2012.
The Truckee Community Christmas Programs has several different collection drives going on right now:
- FOOD DRIVE:
- All food products should be non-perishable (no expired food, or homemade, canned or baked goods). Cash and gift card donations are gratefully accepted. Food collection bins are out and located by the exits of Safeway and Save Mart and at ten other drop-off points in town and will be there until December 16, 2012.
- COAT DRIVE:
- Warm, clean, gently used coats (no holes or broken zippers please) can be dropped off at Church of the Mountains on Church Street in downtown Truckee or at Sierra Bible Church on Brockway Road through Dec. 19.
- Drop off Locations:
- Church of the Mountains address: 10079 Church Street, Truckee. Contact church secretary Cathie Foley, 530-587-4407, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sierra Bible Church address: 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. Contact Pastor Wayne Hoag, 530-587-6025 email: email@example.com
- TOY DRIVE:
- The toy collection drive is being headed by the Soroptimist club of Truckee. Toy collection barrels can be found all over town. Donate new, unwrapped toys in the big red barrels at area banks, Safeway,
Save Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, law offices, the Sierra Sun office, schools, real estate offices and homeowner association clubhouses.
- Wrapping paper is also needed. To volunteer to wrap toys at Sierra Mountain Education Center, call Alissa Just at Mountain Home Center, 530-587-6681, extension 11. Wrapping efforts are set for Thursday, Dec. 20-21, 2012.
- The Queen of Hearts Foundation and the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation is organizing the senior program, which provides gifts and grocery gift cards and food to identified low income seniors and to area homebound seniors.
- Homebound seniors are being taken care of by the Queen of Hearts Foundation and the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation (who can be reached at 530-587-1776). The Adopt A Senior program is being run by Sierra Senior Services. For information on this program call (530) 550-7600.
Giving any gift to the Truckee Community Christmas program does make a difference in our community!
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Truckee Community Christmas