TRUCKEE, Calif. — Once again, the Truckee Community Christmas nonprofit organization will help community members in need during the holiday season. Many generous locals will donate their time to collect and distribute food, toys, and warm coats to help neighbors.
This remarkable program is expected to benefit approximately 215 families, 25 teenage moms and their babies, 60 low-income seniors and 60 homebound seniors.
Truckee Community Christmas offers a range of ways that caring community members can step up to help:
Food collection barrels will be placed in local grocery stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for donations of non-perishable food items;
New, unwrapped toys may be placed in collection bins at banks, real estate offices, schools, homeowners’ association clubhouses, and businesses;
Warm, clean, gently used winter coats may be dropped off at Church of the Mountains in downtown Truckee, or at Sierra Bible Church on Brockway Road;
Donors can also provide necessities for seniors, whose wishes are often easy to fulfill and whose gratitude is always abundant.
In addition to donations of goods and services, Truckee Community Christmas needs help sorting, packing, and wrapping donated items at the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center on Donner Pass Road Dec. 19-20. Mark your calendar to help with this effort. The food drive wil also need assistance from volunteers.
If you would prefer to write a check as a donation, tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to Truckee Community Christmas, P.O. Box 2955, Truckee, CA 96160 or log onto www.TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com.
For more information call 530-587-2757.