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Local merchants partner with Truckee Community Christmas

Staff report

Brooke Bentley, Julie Huck, and Donna Wood, Truckee residents and owners of La Galleria, Gratitudes and White Buffalo, recently announced they will partner for the third year with Truckee Community Christmas to give back to local families in need during the holidays.

Festive Fridays will take place Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 5-8 p.m. Each merchant will collect donations for the following items: non-perishable food at La Galleria, gifts for home bound seniors at Gratitudes. and toys for children at White Buffalo.

Upon receiving a donation, the merchants will provide a 20 percent off voucher to be used any of the three locations.

"Donna, Julie and I feel very strongly about giving back to our community and the holidays are especially important to us," Bentley said. "It is programs such as Truckee Community Christmas that help keep our community strong and connected by assisting one another."

Truckee Community Christmas has been in operation for 21 years and has become a critical organization in helping approximately three hundred families in need each year of the local community.

The foundation is managed by a group of board members and several volunteers who oversee a variety of nonprofit groups by coordinating the collection of food, toys and clothing.

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To help, visit http://www.TruckeeCommunityChristmas.com to make an online donation, or to find out where collection bins are located, how to volunteer and more.

Gratitudes, La Galleria and White Buffalo will also have live music, sips and sweets during each Festive Friday event.

If you cannot make any of the Festive Fridays, feel free to bring donations any other day of the week, and a 20 percent off voucher will be provided that applies solely to that merchant.

Check the individual stores' Facebook pages for additional information.