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November 27, 2013
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The 2013 Tahoe/Truckee Nonprofit Wish List

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, once again is presenting a holiday Nonprofit Wish List.

This is the fifth year a wish list has been provided to give readers an opportunity to make a difference for others during the holidays.

We hope that as you gather with friends and family during the Thanksgiving weekend, you take time to talk about philanthropy and what it means to your family; about the charities you are interested in or passionate about; and how you might help make a difference.

No matter what amount you give, you can help. To make a donation, follow the instructions for each organization and contact the individual designated at the organization if you would like more information.

All contributions will go to a verified 501(c)3 public nonprofit organization.

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation do not endorse any of the nonprofits on this list.

The Nonprofit: Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC)

The Wish: $25 provides an SAT prep workshop for one student; $50 provides a weekend wilderness retreat for one high school student; $100 provides hiking boots for one low-income student for the summer; $500 provides a month of after school tutoring to support youth in meeting their academic goals; $1,000 sponsors a week of literacy and leadership classes for one student during ARC’s summer course.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Regents of the University of California and mailed to ARC at PO Box 939 Truckee, CA 96161. Credit Card donations can be made by contacting the ARC Director.

Contact Information: Sarah Cupery Ottley, director, at scottley@berkely.edu or 559-676-5096.

Website: www.arcprogram.org

The Nonprofit: American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter

The Wish: $25 provides basic necessities such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo to 10 people during a disaster; $50 will give shelter and food to one person for one day; $100 will provide an infant at a shelter a crib and blankets or provide five phone cards to military heroes to call home; $500 provides 10 military comfort kits to help ease the suffering of wounded soldiers; $1,000 provides emergency assistance for a family of four that have been displaced due to a home fire or other natural disaster.

How to Donate: Checks payable to American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter and sent to either 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89450 or 1190 Corporate Blvd Reno, NV 89502. If you would like to make a donation by credit card either go to Nevada.redcross.org or call 775-856-1000.

Contact Information: Karli Epstein, development director, at Karli.Epstein@redcross.org or 775-276-0053.

Website: Nevada.redcross.org

The Nonprofit: Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Wish: $25 will provide a special meal for one resident at the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility; $50 will “adopt” one SNF resident for the holidays and provide them with the items on their holiday wish list $100 will pay for one resident at the SNF to have his or her teeth cleaned; $500 will sponsor one camper to attend Camp Sunrise Children’s Bereavement Camp; $1,000 will provide full dental care to one SNF resident.

How to Donate: Cash or checks can be mailed to Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation or dropped off at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. You can also donate online.

Contact Information: contact Denise Earls at DEarls@bartonhealth.org or 530-543-5614.

Website: www.bartonhealth.org/giving/foundation

The Nonprofit: CASA de Vida

The Wish: $25 will provide two packages of diapers; $50 will provide four pairs of shoes; $100 will provide one crib; $500 will provide two weeks of groceries or advocacy services for five children; $1,000 will provide a birthing coach for three residents.

How to Donate: Checks payable to CASA de Vida, can be mailed or dropped off to 1290 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502. Credit cards can be called in to 775-329-3211.

Contact Information: April Gonzales at 775-329-3211 ext. 0.

Website: www.casadevidareno.org

The Nonprofit: Center for Adaptive Riding

The Wish: $25 will feed one horse for 10 days; $50 will purchase two bags of LMF supplements for horses; $100 pays for one month’s rental of a Porta Potty; $500 will provide a scholarship for one special rider for eight riding lessons; $1,000 will pay for two horses to have hoof trims for one year.

How to donate: Checks payable to Center for Adaptive Riding can be mailed to 1894 E. William St. #4 PMB498, Carson City, NV 89701 or through PayPal on website.

Contact Information: Barbara Chastain, Executive Director at info@adaptiveriding.org or 775-329-1839.

Website: www.AdaptiveRiding.org

The Nonprofit: Girls on the Run – Sierras

The Wish: $25 will provide one set of evidence-based curriculum that increases self-esteem and physical activity; $50 will provide cones, lap counters, and other materials for one team to creatively integrate running into the life skills lessons; $100 will provide a partial scholarship for one low income girl to participate in the life changing program; $500 will allow two teams of girls to participate in the end of season 5K Fun Run; $1,000 will provide partial scholarships for a team of 8 low income girls.

How to Donate: Checks made payable to Girls on the Run-Sierras can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, NV 89451. Credit Card donations online or by calling 775-298-0282.

Contact Information: Danielle Rees, Executive Director at danielle.rees@girlsontherun.org or 775-298-0282.

Website: www.girlsontherunsierras.org

The Nonprofit: High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

The Wish: $25 provides one small piece of exercise equipment for gym; $50 provides one adaptive lesson at Disabled Sports Far West; $100 provides BASICS presentation in Tahoe; $500 provides one pair of outriggers for an adaptive athlete; $1,000 will provide Concept 2 SkiErg for Healing Center.

How to donate: Checks can be mailed to High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, PO Box 3212, Truckee, CA 96160 or delivered to High Fives / CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail Suite 108, Truckee, CA 96161. Credit card donations can be made on the website or by phone to 530-587-4453.

Contact information: Roy Tuscany, Executive Director at roy@highfivesfoundation.com or 530-562-4270.

Website: www.highfivesfoundation.org

The Nonprofit: Incline Elementary School Literacy Program

The Wish: $25 will provide four or five bilingual books for the Little Free Bookshelf; $50 will provide additional bookshelves for the Little Free Bookshelf outreach; $100 will provide materials for a reading celebration during Nevada Reading Week/Dr.Seuss Birthday; $500 will provide supplies for each student in the Reading Club to make their own book; $1,000 will provide a book for each student who reaches the Million Word Challenge.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Incline Elementary School PTA with Little Free Bookshelf on memo line can be mailed or delivered to: Incline Elementary School PTA, Attn: Audrey Hartye, 915 Northwood Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451 Credit card donations can be made at Amazon Wishlist at http://amzn.com/w/32DQO9LASCH42

Contact Information: Audrey Hartye at audreyhartyeamericorps@gmail.com; 775-240-0991.

Website: www.iespta.wordpress.com

The Nonprofit: Incline Elementary School PTA

The Wish: $25 will provide DVD learning material for counseling; $50 will provide posters for use by counselor in classrooms; $100 will provide a set of 3 DVDs for use by counselor in third through fifth grades; $500 will provide an iPad to be shared by four kindergarten teachers; $1,000 will provide an Elmo Interactive Document Camera and Projection System for classroom instruction.

How to Donate: Checks made payable to Incline Elementary School PTA can be mailed or delivered to: Incline Elementary School PTA, Attn: Jane Sherman Day, PTA President, 915 Northwood Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451.

Contact Information: Jane Sherman Day, Incline School PTA President at Sherman_Jane@yahoo.com or 775-225-9296.

Website: www.iespta.com

The Nonprofit: Incline Village Library

The Wish: $25 will purchase children’s craft program supplies to support the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program; $50 will purchase a Makey Makey invention kit for tweens and teens to support the STEM (science, technology,engineering, math) program; $100 will purchase two Makey Makey kits; $500 will purchase three nesting, rolling task chairs for community collaborative work space; $1,000 will purchase a triple swing open table for the community collaborative work space.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Washoe County Library System along with information specifying the use can be mailed to Jennifer Oliver, PO Box 2151, Reno, NV 89505.

Contact Information: Pam Rasmussen, Managing Librarian at 775-832-4130.

Website: www.washoecounty.us/library

The Nonprofit: Kids & Horses

The Wish: $25 provides for one equine-assisted therapeutic riding lesson for a student’s family; $50 provides for two equine-assisted therapeutic riding lessons for a student’s family; $100 pays for 50 square feet of the ranch; $500 pays for 250 square feet of the ranch; $1,000 pays for 500 square feet of the ranch.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Kids & Horses can be dropped off at the ranch location at 2869 Esaw St., Minden, NV or mailed to P.O. Box 4236, Incline Village, NV 89450. Credit card donations can be made on the website,

Contact Information: Barb Morningstar at info@kidsandhorses.org or 775-267-1775.

Website: www.kidsandhorses.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Historical Society

The Wish: $25 would provide for office supplies; $50 would provide acid free, lignin free tissue paper; $100 would pay for Museum Lexicon dictionary; $500 would allow us to update the software Past Perfect $1,000 would enable us to purchase a new computer and printer.

How to Donate: Checks should be made out to Lake Tahoe Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 18501, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.

Contact Information: Catherine Whelan at CRTWhelan@charter.net or 530-544-3259.

Website: laketahoemuseum.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA

The Wish: $25 will provide three boxes of cat litter for the community pet supply bank; $50 will provide eight bags of food for the community pet food bank; $100 will provide one subsidized cat spay or dog neuter; $500 will provide three subsidized dog spays plus one subsidized cat neuter; $1,000 will provide eight dog and cat neuters, 12 “My Ready Buddy” Books and two emergency vet visits.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe Humane Society can be mailed to PO Box PET, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 or dropped off at 870 Emerald Bay Road, #104, South Lake Tahoe. Credit card donations can be made on the website.

Contact: Dawn Armstrong, Executive Director, at info@laketahoehumaneandspca.org or 530-542-2857.

Website: www.laketahoehumaneandspca.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Music Festival

The Wish: $25 will provide a month of mentoring for an elementary school student; $50 will underwrite the cost of purchasing music for our Orchestral Academy; $100 will provide five scholarships for music mentoring for elementary school students; $500 will underwrite the cost of one professional musician for one week of coaching students at the Orchestral Academy; $1,000 will underwrite an Elementary School student in our musical mentorship program.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe Music Festival can be mailed to PO Box 7, Truckee, CA 96160 or online at www.tahoemusic.org

Contact: Debra Dudley at hd961@aol.com or 775-762-2677.

Website: www.tahoemusic.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe SummerFest

The Wish: $25 will provide sheet music for orchestra; $50 will provide recognition for volunteers; $100 will provide one night lodging for an orchestra member; $500 will provide timpani rental for one week; $1,000 will provide travel assistance for a musician.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe SummerFest can be mailed or dropped off at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Credit card donations can be made on website.

Contact Information: Georgette Porter, Executive Director at georgette@tahoesummerfest.org or 775-298-0245.

Website: www.tahoesummerfest.org

The Nonprofit: Live Violence Free

The Wish: $25 provides one child at school with child abuse prevention education; $50 provides one parenting class to empower at-risk families to use nurturing parenting; $100 provides three families with 27 meals, or five packs of quality diapers for low income families; $500 provides 10 emergency advocacy responses for survivors of rape or eight therapy sessions for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse; $1,000 provides 10 emergency motel nights for survivors and their children fleeing a violent situation or one survivor and children with two weeks in the Emergency Shelter.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Live Violence Free and mailed or dropped off to 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or credit card donations on website.

Contact Information: Frank L. Blakeney at fblakeney@liveviolencefree.org or 530-544-2118 x7620.

Website: www.liveviolencefree.org

The Nonprofit: National Forest Foundation

The Wish: $25 will plant 25 trees; $50 will support a collaborative forest meeting; $100 will send one student to a Friends of Forest Day; $500 will restore approximately 30’ of the Truckee River; $1,000 will help restore up to one acre of forest.

How to Donate: Checks made out to National Forest Foundation and mailed to Vance Russell, 803 2nd St., Suite A, Davis, CA 95616.

Contact Information: Vance Russell, at vrussell@nationalforests.org or 530-758-2609.

Website: www.nationalforests.org

The Nonprofit: Nature Conservancy

The Wish: $25 provides a personal flotation device for visitors to use free for the kayaks, float tubes and motor boats available at Independence Lake Preserve; $50 enables you to Adopt an Acre at locations all around the world; $100 provides science and educational supplies for school children participating in water quality education programs at our River Fork Ranch Preserve; $500 purchases 20 honey mesquite seedlings (15 gallon containers) which will be planted at our Torrance Ranch Preserve; $1,000 helps pay for interpretive signage at McCarran Ranch Preserve on the Truckee River.

How to donate: Checks payable to The Nature Conservancy can be mailed or dropped off to One E. First Street, #1007, Reno, NV 89501. Credit card donations at www.nature.org/donate or call our Reno office at 775-322-4990 and ask for Nancy at extension 3117.

Contact Information: Nancy Light at nlight@tnc.org or 775-322-4990 ext. 3117.

Website: www.nature.org/nevada

The Nonprofit: Nevada Museum of Art

The Wish: $25 will cover the cost of art supplies for up to 25 students; $50 will cover the cost of up to 100 Scholastic Art Award Pins and award certificates; $100 will help cover the costs of seven months of Scholastic Art Awards promotional and ongoing printing to communicate information; $500 will provide one of ten winning students with a Scholastic Art Awards scholarship to be used for college; $1,000 will provide one of ten winning students with a Scholastic Art Awards scholarship to be used for college.

How to Donate: By check made out to Nevada Museum of Art and mailed or dropped off to the Attention of Mary Ann McAuliffe, Director of Community Giving, 160 West Liberty St. Reno, NV 89501 or Credit cards can be used by calling 775-398-7252 or on the website.

Contact Information: Mary Ann McAuliffe at maryann.mcauliffe@nevadaart.org or 775-398-7252.

Website: www.nevadaart.org

The Nonprofit: Nevada Opera Association

The Wish: $25 will allow two children from the Boys and Girls Club to attend one of our performances for children; $50 will purchase music for Rockin’ Opera, NVO’s Youth Program or P’Opera and NVO Young Artist Program; $100 will provide a half-scholarship to Rockin’ Opera, NVO’s Youth Program; $500 will provide an airline ticket to bring a cast member to perform for the Nevada Opera; $1,000 will help bring young artists to Reno.

How to Donate: By check made out to Nevada Opera and mailed to PO Box 3256, Reno, NV 89505 or dropped off at 100 South Virginia St., Reno, NV in the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Credit cards can be used by calling 775-786-4046 or on the website.

Contact Information: Janette O’Hair at info@nevadaopera.org or 775-786-4046.

Website: www.nevadaopera.org

The Nonprofit: North Tahoe Arts

The Wish: $25 will provide art supplies for a Saturday kids program; $50 will provide signage for Tahoe ARTour studio; $100 will print fliers for Kids Art Camp; $500 will provide scholarships for three children to attend Kids Art Camp; $1,000 will provide signage for 20 Tahoe ARTour studios.

How to Donate: Checks payable to North Tahoe Arts can be mailed to P.O. Box 6354, Tahoe City, CA 96145 or dropped off at NTA Center at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Credit card donations can be made at 530-581-2787.

Contact Information: Kellie Cutler, Executive Director at kellie@northtahoearts.com or 530-581-2787.

Website: www.northtahoearts.com

The Nonprofit: North Tahoe Family Resource Center

The Wish: $25 provides a community member with assistance for a job search; $50 provides five families with health and wellness education; $100 provides a family with a car seat along with installation and car safety education; $500 helps four families keep their homes warm for one month; $1,000 helps two families with children move out of crisis to health and stability.

How to Donate: Checks payable to North Tahoe Family Resource Center and mailed to P.O. Box 2810, Kings Beach, CA 96143 or dropped off at the Community House at 8321 Steelhead Avenue in Kings Beach.

Contact Information: Amy Kelly, Executive Director at amykelley.ntfrc@gmail.com or 530-546-0952.

Website: www.northtahoefrc.org

The Nonprofit: Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

The Wish: $25 will provide an iTunes gift card for a patient or sibling; $50 will provide a restaurant gift card for a family that has a child in treatment; $100 will provide a gas card for a family that has to travel for their child’s treatment; $500 will provide a care package for a newly diagnosed family that includes gas card, grocery card and other gifts; $1,000 will provide a college scholarship for a local childhood cancer survivor.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation can be mailed or dropped off to 3550 Barron Way, #9A, Reno, NV 89511 or credit card donations online at website.

Contact Information: Debbie Strickland, Executive Director at 775-825-0888 or Debbie@nvchildrenscancer.org.

Website: www.nvchildrenscancer.org

The Nonprofit: Note-Able Music Therapy Services

The Wish: $25 funds a scholarship for one month of music or dance classes for a child or adult with disabilities; $50 purchases much needed supplies (guitar strings, folders, crayons, etc.) for music therapy classes and lessons; $100 funds a scholarship for one month of individual music therapy sessions for a child with autism; $500 sponsors the performing group (The Note-Ables) to play at a community event; $1,000 sponsors 10 teens with disabilities to attend one week of Teen Beat Summer Music Camp.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Note-Able Music Therapy Services and mailed or dropped off at McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno NV 89503. Credit card donations can be made by calling 775-324-5521 (ask for Sheena) or on the website.

Contact Information: Sheena Britschgi at sheena@note-ables.org or 775-324-5521.

Website: www.note-ables.org

The Nonprofit: Pet Network Humane Society

The Wish: $25 feeds two animals with food for one month; $50 provides one round of vaccines for a litter of puppies or kittens; $100 provides funds for two animals to be spayed/neutered; $500 provides deworming, sterilization and vaccines for one litter of puppies or kittens; $1,000 provides funding to take in a pregnant female and care for her and her litter for one month.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Pet Network Humane Society can be dropped off at our shelter to 401 Village Blvd., Incline Village or online at www.petnetwork.or or call 775-832-4404.

Contact Information: Becky Goodman, Executive Director at bgoodman@petnetwork.org or 775-832-4404.

Website: www.petnetwork.org

The Nonprofit: Project MANA

The Wish: $25 will provide a family of four with a turkey and fixings through Let’s Talk Turkey; $50 provides Nutrition Education to four children; $100 will feed one community member per year through Emergency Food Distribution program; $500 will feed five community members per year; $1,000 will provide weekly grocery delivery to two homebound community members through FACE (Food And Companionship Exchange) program per year.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Project MANA can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Credit Card donations can be made on website.

Contact Information: Heidi Allstead, Executive Director heidia@projectmana.org or 775-298-0103.

Website: www.projectmana.org

The Nonprofit: Reno Philharmonic Association

The Wish: $25 will provide one music stand for the Youth Orchestras; $50 provides a teacher for one Celebrate Strings lesson, offering after school violin instruction at no cost to the student or their families at a Title I school; $100 provides one bus for a Title 1 school to attend a Young People’s Concert at the Pioneer Center; $500 provides one Discover Music performance of a small orchestral ensemble at a regional school; $1,000 provides for one musician to perform at a classic concert.

How to Donate: By check payable to RPA in person or mail to 925 Riverside Dr., Ste. 3, Reno, NV 89503. Credit Card donations can be made on the website or by calling Jane Raley at 775-323-6393 x105.

Contact Information: Jane Raley, Development Director jraley@renophil.com or 775-323-6393 x105

Website: www.renophil.com

The Nonprofit: Saint Joseph Community Land Trust

The Wish: Any donation will provide funds to acquire and rehabilitate, rent or sell, a one- or two-bedroom single family dwelling to a qualified low-income Tahoe household. All donations go to individuals and families at Lake Tahoe who cannot otherwise afford housing by acquiring real estate.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Saint Joseph Community Land Trust, Inc. can be mailed to 1030 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Contact Information: Lyn Barnett, President lyn@wbaplanning.com or 530-307-1256.

Website: www.saintjosephclt.org

The Nonprofit: Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP)

The Wish: $25 will provide printing costs; $50 will provide a megaphone assisting on field days when working with large groups outside; $100 will purchase Microsoft Office; $500 will provide for a projector; $1,000 will provide a Watershed model for programs in watershed education.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships can be mailed to PO Box 1602, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Credit card donations can be made on the website.

Contact Information: Missy Mohler, missy@4swep.org or 530-583-1430

Website: www.4swep.org

The Nonprofit: Simmaron Research, Inc.

The Wish: $25 provides scientific lab reagents and supplies for five patient’s blood processing; $50 provides one patient’s gamma-clonal T-cell rearrangement test; $100 provides peripheral blood mono-nuclear cells for five patients; $500 will provide two weeks stipend for Research Assistant internship in ME/CFS research; $1,000 will provide housing for Research Assistant internship.

How to Donate: Checks made out to Simmaron Research, Inc. can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451 or credit card donations can be made on the website.

Contact Information: Holly Evers, hevers@simmaron.com or 775-2981-0030.

Website: www.simmaronresearch.com.

The Nonprofit: SOS Outreach

The Wish: $25 will provide one day on the mountain for an underserved youth to learn to ski/snowboard with an instructor, provide a lift ticket, equipment, clothing and lunch; $50 will cover a portion of the cost for an underserved youth to participate in a five day learn to ski/snowboard program; $100 will provide a youth a spot in our University program which includes a season pass to a local mountain along with clothing and gear; $500 will cover the cost for five underserved youth a spot in the University program; $1,000 will allow 15 underserved youth to participate in a five day learn to ski/snowboard program.

How to Donate: Checks payable to SOS Outreach can be mailed or dropped off to SOS Outreach, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village NV 89451.

Contact Information: Theresa Papandrea, VP of Youth Programs, at theresa@sosoutreach.org or 775-298-0260.

Website: www.sosoutreach.org

The Nonprofit: South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center

The Wish: $25 provides healthy snacks for after school children’s therapy group; $50 provides two hours of family or individual counseling to children in need; $100 provides four hours of expert instruction and guidance for parenting sessions; $500 will provide five weeks of parent’s support group; $1,000 provides five children with a safe place to play, etc. in the summer when school is out.

How to Donate: Checks payable to the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center can be mailed or dropped off to 3501 “B” Spruce Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Contact information: De-Anne Hooper, Director, at dhooper@tahoefamilyresourcecenter.org or 530-542-0740

Website: http://tahoefamilyresourcecenter.com/

The Nonprofit: South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library

The Wish: $25 will provide one hard covered adult, teen or children’s book; $50 will allow opportunities to update our circulating iPad project throughout the South Lake Tahoe community; $100 will help purchase developmentally appropriate materials to support early literacy projects through story times at the library; $500 will provide roughly 20 new fiction or non-fiction books to be purchased; $1,000 will fund the annual Summer Reading Club programs and provide materials for the program.

How to Donate: Checks payable to The Friends of the Library-South Lake Tahoe Chapter can be mailed or dropped off to 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Contact Information: Diana Lozana at diana.lozano@edcgov.us, 530-573-3186.

Website: www.eldoradolibrary.org

The Nonprofit: Sugar Pine Foundation

The Wish: $25 will provide 25 Junior Booklets for the new school program; $50 provides 15 pairs of new children’s gloves for planting volunteers; $100 will purchase 10 children’s shovels to be used for plantings; $500 will purchase 1,000 seeds that can be planted and grow into 1,000 seedlings; $1,000 will purchase 500 sugar pine seedlings to be used for a school planting.

How to Donate: Checks made out to the Sugar Pine Foundation and mailed or delivered to 1458 Mt. Rainier Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Credit card donations can be made online.

Contact Information: Maria Mircheva at maria@sugarpinefoundation.org or 650-814-9565

Website: www.sugarpinefoundation.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Food Hub

The Wish: $25 provides for one school group to visit the Sierra Agroecology Center’s Growing Dome; $50 provides gas to pick-up local, fresh food from small family farms; $100 provides for weekly donations of fresh, farm food to Project MANA; $500 provides monthly expenses to operate Sierra Agroecology Center ;$1,000 provides bi-weekly donation to Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Farm to School program at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Business Council/Tahoe Food Hub and mailed to PO Box 3038, Truckee, CA 96160 or credit card donations can be made only or by calling 805-889-3587 or on the website.

Contact Information: Susie Sutphin, Director, at susie@tahoefoodhub.org or 805-889-3587.

Website: www.tahoefoodhub.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

The Wish: $25 provides supplies to band three birds; $50 provides one-half of an in-school, hands-on science program based on local nature; $100 provides for one in-school, hands-on science program based on Tahoe’s natural history and local nature; $500 two field trips for area school groups to local nature areas; $1,000 provides one week of nature camp for the Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and mailed or delivered to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Credit card donations can be made on the website or at 948 Incline Way.

Contact Information: Kirk Hardie, Co-Executive Director, at kirk@tinsweb.org or 775-298-0065.

Website: www.tinsweb.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Players Association

The Wish: $25 will provide art supplies; $50 will provide art classes for one child for one month; $100 will provide art classes for children for one month; $500 will help purchase a Roland GLC music conferencing system; $1,000 will help purchase a keyboard or drum set.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Players Association can be mailed to P.O Box 3457, Incline Village NV 89450 or dropped in person to Lily Baran, 920 Incline Way, Suite D, Incline Village NV 89451

Contact Information: Lily Baran, Executive Director at tahoeplayersarts@gmail.com or 775-831-0379 or 775-229-3347

Website: www.tahoeplayers.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Rim Trail Association

The Wish: $25 will provide one trail worker safety helmet; $50 will sponsor one trail user to join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge program; $100 will train a TRTA Guide or Crew Leader in wilderness first aid; $500 will provide four youth-sized backpacks for Youth Backcountry Camps; $1,000 will support an entire Back Country Camp in 2014 for up to 30 people.

How to Donate: Checks can be made payable to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and mailed to PO Box 3267, Stateline NV 89449 or donate online by visiting the website.

Contact Information: Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership and Outreach at shannons@tahoerimtrail.org or 775-298-4490.

Website: www.tahoerimtrail.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe SAFE Alliance

The Wish: $25 will provide one hour of crisis counseling; $50 will provide eight children with two group therapy sessions; $100 will provide clients with legal consultant and help filing Emergency Protection Orders; $500 will educate community youth about violence prevention and healthy relationships; $1,000 will provide safe shelter for three women and their children for one month.

How to Donate: Checks can be made payable to Tahoe SAFE Alliance and mailed to 948 Incline Way Incline Village, NV 89451 or donate online by visiting the website.

Contact Information: Karen Carey, Executive Director, at ckarey@tahosafealliance.org or 775-298-0010.

Website: www.tahoesafealliance.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Turning Point, Inc.

The Wish: $25 will provide one drug and alcohol recovery group session; $50 will provide one couples counseling session; $100 will provide school supplies for group home clients; $500 will provide new computers and computer equipment for the group homes and outpatient facilities to be used for homework, research and training opportunities; $1,000 will provide a scholarship for group home clients to apply to a college.

How to Donate: Checks can be made payable to Tahoe Turning Point and dropped off at our Administrative Office at 2494 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite B5, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or donated by credit card by calling 530-541-4594 or online at website.

Contact Information: Kristin Hunt at 530-541-4594.

Website: www.tahoeturningpoint.org

Nonprofit: Tahoe Youth & Family Services

The Wish: $25 will buy many items for homeless youth (up to age 24), including men’s athletic socks, thermal underwear and hand warmers; $50 will buy many items for homeless youth (up to age 24), including one heavy duty sleeping bag, one back packing size tent and a heavy winter coat; $100 will buy materials for our Girls Project activities and funding for two monthly teen mentor retreats; $500 will buy five sessions of counseling services for a family or 10 sleeping bags; $1,000 will buy 10 sessions of counseling services or support staff.

How to Donate: Checks payable to TY&FS can be mailed or dropped off to Tahoe Youth & Family Services, 1422 Mission St., Gardnerville, NV 89410 or donations can be made online on our website.

Contact Information: Julie Franklin, Communications Coordinator, at julie@tahoeyouth.org or 775-782-4202.

Website: www.tahoeyouth.org

Non-profit: Tahoe’s Connection for Families

The Wish: $25 will purchase supplies for cross-cultural and language education in TCF’s Spanish Immersion Program; $50 will provide a private consultation with TCF’s Child Development Expert regarding early childhood development concerns; $100 will provide a scholarship for parenting education, child development, exploration and usage of TCF facilities for a family in need; $500 will purchase a climbing wall for children 5 and under in TCF’s gym; $1,000 will create and sustain the new TCF Lab for parents and children to explore themes of science, math, literature and the world.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe’s Connection for Families can be mailed to PO Box 3074, Incline Village, NV 89450 or dropped off at 761 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village. Credit card donations can call 775-832-8230 or be made on the website.

Contact Information: Laurean Meyer, Director at laurean@tcfkids.org or 775-832-8230.

Website: www.tcfkids.org

The Nonprofit: UC Davis Environmental Research Center

The Donation: $25 will provide field trip supplies for students; $50 will provide upkeep for engaging educational science exhibits at TERC; $100 will support selected UC Davis researchers, scientists and graduate students presenting information at monthly lectures; $500 will provide one educational boat trip aboard the UC Davis research vessel to a school group, camp group or local organization board; $1,000 will support the purchase of research equipment for studying Lake Tahoe.

How to Donate: Checks payable to UC Regents (marked for TERC) can be mailed or dropped off to 291 Country Club Drive, Suite 320, Incline Village, NV 89451

Contact Information: Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Director at hmsegale@ucdavis.edu or 775-881-7562.

Website: www.tahoe.ucdavis.edu

The Nonprofit: VSA Arts of Nevada

The Wish: $25 provides matching funds for an art workshop in a local nursing home; $50 will provide art supplies for ten VSA arts of Nevada workshops for area children hospitalized; $100 will provide scholarship for five children to attend a VSA arts of Nevada Art Camp; $500 will provide maintenance and utilities at the historic Lake Mansion; $1,000 will provide matching funds for 24 art workshops for students with moderate to severe disabilities in area special education classrooms.

How to Donate: Checks payable to VSAN by mail to 250 Court St. Reno, NV 89501 or dropped off at VSAN, Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street at Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501. Credit cards by phone at 775-826-6100, ext. 3# or online at website.

Contact Information: Mary Ellen Horan, Executive Director, meh@vsa nevada.org or 775-826-6100, ext. 3#

Website: www.vsanevada.org

The Nonprofit: Washoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

The Wish: $25 helps with postage and printing costs; $50 provides an extra battery pack for our radios; $100 provides for a new antenna; $500 provides a new tire for our vehicle; $1,000 provides for a set of radios.

How to Donate: Checks payable to WCARES and mailed to PO Box 3641, Sparks, NV 89432 or by credit card on the website.

Contact Information: Bob Miller at president@wcares.us or 775-843-5952

Website: www.wcares.us

The Nonprofit: Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF)

The Wish: $25 provides a cat bed for a shelter cat; $50 provides two special no pull dog harnesses; $100 provides dog training class for one shelter dog; $500 provides food and litter for 15 foster cats for one month; $1,000 provides for cost to spay/neuter and shots for 10 cats.

How to Donate: Checks payable to WARF mailed to PO Box 5364, Incline Village, NV 89450. Credit card donations can be made on the website or by calling 775-833-2319

Contact Information: Connie Nowlin at tahoepet@yahoo.com or 775-831-1730

Website: www.tahoewarf.com


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