Truckee Community Christmas 2016   Leave a comment

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By Tim Hauserman

Every Christmas season for over 25 years, the non-profit Truckee Community Christmas has brought a shining light of joy to hundreds of families in the Truckee area. Last year about 350 families were aided by the non-profit program which provides food, clothing and toys to those who have been identified as truly needy residents of the area. Each family receives a wrapped toy for each child, a large box of food stables, a grocery store gift card, books and warm coats.

“I have been the food coordinator for the past nine years and know this program makes a big difference in people’s lives,” said Lynn Richardson.  “Program families must apply and be accepted and so we know who these families are. I have met some wonderful people in Truckee who are part of my volunteer team and I couldn’t do all the organizing without them.  It’s a crazy time of year to juggle this commitment, but it’s so worthwhile and you know you are helping others less fortunate in Truckee,” said Richardson.

Would you like to be a part of this effort?

An army of volunteers is currently collecting food, toys and warm coats.

Food Drive – Barrels are in schools and local businesses in town and at Save Mart and Safeway.  Please consider buying extra food in the market and dropping it in the barrel, or contact Lynn Richardson, food coordinator, to volunteer.  Her email is lynn.richardson@camoves.com.

Toy Drive – New and unwrapped toys are collected and then wrapped. Barrels have been placed to collect the toys throughout town. If you would like to volunteer please contact Lynette Powell. Her email is lynette.powell@sbcglobal.net

Coat Drive – Coats are being collected at various locations in town and at the Church of the Mountains in Downtown Truckee.

Monetary Contributions: You can log onto TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com and make an electronic donation via PayPal. Or mail contributions to Truckee Community Christmas, Inc. P.O. Box 2955, Truckee, CA 96160. All donations are tax-deductible.

The collection of food, toys and coats must end by December 14, so the goods can be delivered before Christmas, so now is the time to make your contribution.

Need information, want to volunteer, or just have a question? Go to truckeecommunitychristmas.com

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

 

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