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Holiday charities

People in the community have their pick of places to donate goods for this year’s holiday food and gift drives.

– Kahle Community Center for Christmas Cheer

236 Kingsbury Grade



Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through Dec. 20




Accepting new or used gloves, toys, canned foods and dry goods.

– Christmas Cheer Toy Drive

Toy donations at three South Lake Tahoe fire stations, two Tahoe Valley fire stations, three Tahoe-Douglas fire stations, Video Maniacs at the “Y,” Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio, Bank of the West, Coldwell Banker McKinney & Associates, South Shore Motors, First Security Bank, Wilderness Studio, Raley’s, ATT/TCI office, Safeway, Kmart and Albertson’s.

Accepting new and good-condition toys.

Cash donations at Christmas Cheer pantry, 2085 Eloise

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

or P.O. Box 649, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156.

– Caps for Kids

Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Through Dec. 15

Accepting handmade hats for needy children.

– Pet nail trim for Christmas Cheer

Alpine Animal Hospital

921 Emerald Bay Road

Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Through Dec. 31

Nail trims are offered at reduced price of $5; free with food donation worth $5 or more.

– Toys for Tots for Christmas Cheer

Planet Hollywood

Inside Caesars Tahoe

Through Dec. 19

Accepting toys in exchange for meal discount tickets.

– South Tahoe Refuse food drive

Curb-side donations

Refuse collection day through Dec. 10

Accepting canned and packaged foods. Set donations out next to your trash to be picked up by specially marked collection truck.

Donations may also be dropped off at 2140 Ruth Ave.

– Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program food drive

Tahoe Verde Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Julie Lane

or Reardon Realty, 2634 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

To have donations picked up call (530) 541-4842

Through Dec. 22

Accepting canned or boxed foods, turkeys, new or like-new toys, coats, gloves, hats.

– Spirit of Christmas fund-raiser

Allasia Creations Hair & Makeup Salon

2540 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Dec. 13

Proceeds from all services performed at salon from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. will be donated to St. Theresa Catholic Church for toy purchases. Appointments required. Call (530) 544-8080.

– St. Theresa Catholic Church Food and Toy Drive

1041 Lyons Ave.

Through Dec. 21.

Accepting nonperishable goods, clothing and gifts.


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