Help stock the pantry for children in transition
The pantry at Austin’s House, the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada, is in need of restocking and the nonprofit is seeking food donations.
Items needed include whole frozen turkey breasts, lean frozen ground beef, pasta sauce and pasta, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned fruit in light syrup, cereals including Chex, Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats, crackers, creamy peanut butter, jelly and jam, individually packaged trail mix, microwave light popcorn, snack bars like Kudos and Nutrigrain and boxed cookie, brownie and muffin baking mixes.
Household supplies needed are quart and gallon zip-lock bags, paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo and conditioner, small hairbrushes, computer paper, Clorox, Lysol or other disinfectant wipes, paper napkins, dishwashing soap, dishwasher soap and laundry detergent.
Donations may be dropped off Austin’s House Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Austin’s House is located in north Douglas County at 3589 North Sunridge Drive, one half-mile east from the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and Jack’s Valley Road. It is directly behind the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office substation.
If you can’t make the drop off times, Austin’s House will try to make arrangements to pick up donations.
The children are placed at Austin’s House after being removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Austin’s House provides the basic living necessities including proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, nurturing, recreation, companionship, education and life skills training. Austin’s House has cared for more 100 children since September 2007.
For more information, call (775) 267-6711 or visit on http://www.austinshouse.org .
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