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Give thanks with the 2014 Tahoe-Truckee nonprofit wish list

Jean Eick
Special to the Bonanza

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, presents the 2014 Nonprofit Wish List.

This is the sixth annual year we have presented a Wish List for readers to help make a difference for others during the holidays.

As you gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, please take time to talk about philanthropy and what it means to your family and friends.

No matter what amount you give, you can help. And if you want to give a special gift to someone else, select one of Parasol's Giving Cards at http://www.parasol.org and make your gift matter.

To make a donation directly to one of the organizations on the Wish List, follow the instructions included in the listing. All organizations are verified 501(c)3 public nonprofit organizations.

The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation do not endorse any of the non-profits on the list.

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The Nonprofit: Animal Coalition of Tahoe

The Wish: $25 provides assistance to have one animal spayed or neutered; $50 will provide for one animal to be spayed or neutered; $100 will provide for spaying or neutering an animal plus care at the shelter; $500 provides for nine animals to be spayed or neutered plus new dog and cat bed at the shelter; $1,000 provides for 18 animals to be spayed or neutered and will help fund a new washer and dryer for the shelter.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Animal Coalition of Tahoe can be sent to PO Box 18021, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

Contact Information: Karen Kuentz at info@tahoeanimals.org or 530-307-3638

Website: http://www.tahoeanimals.org

The Nonprofit: Barton Foundation

The Wish: $25 will provide one family admission to Festival of Trees and Lights Family Night with a Santa photo; $50 will provide admission to the Festival of Trees and Lights Family night for two families; $100 will provide one comfort kit for a hospice patient including pharmaceuticals to ease pain at end of life; $500 will provide four or five comfort kits for hospice patients including pharmaceuticals to ease pain at end of life; $1,000 will fund one month of the Cancer Wellness Program which includes nutrition, movement classes and telemedicine support.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Barton Foundation can be mailed to or dropped off at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600, South Lake Tahoe CA, 96150; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Jennifer Taylor at jetaylor@bartonhealth.org or 530-543-5614

Website: http://www.bartonhealth.org/giving

The Nonprofit: Beauty for Butterflies

The Wish: $25 will provide one 70 piece make-up kit to victims of domestic violence; $50 will provide two make-up kits to victims of domestic violence; $100 will provide four make-up kits to victims of domestic violence; $500 will provide 20 make-up kits for victims of domestic violence; $1,000 will provide 28 Laura Geller Love and Laugh collections to victims of domestic violence.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Beauty for Butterflies can be mailed to 18124 Wedge Pkwy #114, Reno, NV 89511. you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Maggie Sebastian at maggie@beautyforbutterflies.org or 775-762-3722

Website: http://www.beautyforbutterflies.org

The Nonprofit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe

The Wish: $25 will provide one-to-one mentoring for an at-risk child for one week; $50 will provide six matches with an agency sponsored activity; $100 will provide match support for a month; $500 will provide supervision and support to one mentoring match for a year; $1,000 will provide for one child on the waiting list to be matched with a mentor and supervision and support for one year.

How to Donate: Checks payable to BBBS of Nevada County can be mailed to 10075 Levon Ave., Ste. 201A, Truckee, CA 96161; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Peggy Martin at peggy@bigsofnc.org or 530-587-7717

Website: http://www.bigsofnc.org

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; $1,000 will provide a Doula (birthing coach) for three residents.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Casa de Vida can be mailed to 1290 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: April Gonzales at april@casadevidareno.org or 775-329-3211 ext. 0

Website: http://www.casadevidareno.org

The Nonprofit: Classical Gala West

The Wish: $25 will provide one half-hour music lesson; $50 will provide a one-hour music lesson; $100 will provide housing for one night for a visiting musical artist; $500 will provide fees to pay music competition winners to perform a concert; $1,000 will provide for a major musical artist to attend the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Classical Gala West can be mailed to PO Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89450; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Larry Aynesmith at music@cgwest.org or 775-338-1671

Website: http://www.cgwest.org

The Nonprofit: Disabled Sports USA Far West

The Wish: $25 will provide training for one volunteer; $50 will provide one water ski or kayak lesson; $100 will provide one ski or snowboard lesson; $500 will provide lessons for an entire class of Special Education students; $1,000 will provide for a four day Military Sports Camp for a Disabled Veteran.

How to Donate: Checks made payable to Disabled Sports USA Far West can be mailed to PO Box 8339, Truckee, CA 96162; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Haakon Lang-Ree at Haakon@disabledsports.net or 530-581-4161

Website: http://www.disabledsports.net

The Nonprofit: Firefly Yoga International

The Wish: $25 will provide yoga mats and blocks for two trauma survivors; $50 will provide one yoga class for a group of up to 12 trauma survivors; $100 will provide yoga mats for 10 survivors of trauma; $500 will provide software to monitor the impact of trauma-informed yoga on participants; $1,000 will provide three months of yoga classes for trauma survivors at a local nonprofit.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Firefly Yoga International can be mailed to 2424 Wagon Train Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Emily Winter at emily@fireflyyoga.org or 857-298-0496

Website: http://www.fireflyyoga.org

The Nonprofit: Girls on the Run-Sierras

The Wish: $25 provides one set of evidence-based curriculum that increases self-esteem and confidence in girls; $50 provides a box of program materials for one coach; $100 will provide program T-shirts for a team of up to 20 girls; $500 provides two full program scholarships for low-income girls to participate in the program; $1,000 will provide race registration for two teams of girls to participate in the end of season 5K fun run.

How to donate: Checks payable to Girls on the Run-Sierras can be mailed or dropped off at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

Contact information: Danielle Rees at danielle.rees@girlsontherun.org or 775-298-0282

Website: http://www.girlsontherun.org

The Nonprofit: High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

The Wish: $25 provides one small piece of exercise equipment for the gym; $50 provides one Craniosacral Massage session with Karen Stubbs; $100 will provide one therapy session for an adaptive athlete; $500 provides five lessons of safe adaptive skiing instruction; $1,000 will provide a large piece of exercise equipment.

How to donate: Checks payable to High Fives Non-Profit Foundation can be mailed to PO Box 3212, Truckee, CA 96160; you can also donate online at the website

Contact information: Roy Tuscany at roy@highfivesfoundation.com or 530-587-4453

Website: http://www.highfivesfoundation.org

The Nonprofit: Incline High School Boosters

The Wish: $25 will provide kettlebells for the weight room; $50 will provide uniforms for a sports team; $100 will provide a license to use Naviance (college preparation and planning tool) for one student; $500 will provide new computers; $1,000 will provide a portable sound system for all school events.

How to Donate: Checks payable to IHS Boosters can be mailed or delivered to Incline High School, 499 Village Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451; credit card donations can be made by contacting kathie_goldberg@yahoo.com

Contact Information: Sharon Schrage at schragezoo@sbcglobal.net or 847-331-4520

Website: http://www.inclinehs.org

The Nonprofit: Kids & Horses

The Wish: $25 provides for one equine-assisted therapeutic riding lesson; $50 provides for two equine-assisted therapeutic riding lessons; $100 pays for 50 square feet of the ranch; $500 pays for 250 square feet of the ranch; $1,000 pays for six students from Incline High School's Special Education Life Skills class to participate in equine-assisted therapeutic riding lessons.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Kids & Horses can be mailed or dropped off at 2869 Esaw St., Minden, NV 89423; you can also donate online at the website

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

Website: http://www.kidsandhorses.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

The Wish: $25 provides two youth bike helmets; $50 provides one month of bicycle-related advocacy; $100 provides costs of 250 Lake Tahoe Bikeways Maps; $500 provides expenses for two portable bike racks at events; $1,000 provides costs for three commercial bike racks.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition can be mailed to PO Box 1147, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Charles Nelson at info@tahoebike.org or 775-298-0273

Website: http://www.tahoebike.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Historical Society

The Wish: $25 would provide for office supplies; $50 would provide supplies to finish archway of new fence around Artifact Garden; $100 would provide two signs for the Artifact Garden; $500 would provide supplies for new fence around Pioneer Cemetery; $1,000 would provide labor and supplies to repair chinking on 1930s Log Cabin Museum.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 18501, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151; credit Card donations can be made by phone to 530-541-5458

Contact Information: Catherine Whelan or Diane L. Johnson at laketahoemuseum@att.net or 530-541-5458

Website: http://www.laketahoemuseum.org

The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Humane Society

The Wish: $25 will feed an animal for two weeks; $50 will provide a medical exam for a pet; $100 will provide one spay or neuter; $500 will provide two weeks of shelter for a pet; $1,000 will save the lives of pets needing major emergency medical care for a life threatening injury.

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; you can also donate online at the website

Contact: Niki Congero at niki@laketahoehumanesociety.org or 530-542-2857

Website: http://www.laketahoehumaneandspca.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 Children's Concert or orchestra pre-concert lectures.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe SummerFest can be mailed or dropped off at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Kirby Combs at kirby@tahoesummerfest.org or 775-298-0245

Website: http://www.tahoesummerfest.org

The Nonprofit: Mountain Area Preservation

The Wish: $25 will provide one hour of community representation; $50 will provide registration fee for a community function; $100 will provide 10 hours of youth environmental education; $500 will provide 5 hours for project research; $1,000 will provide fiscal support for projects.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Mountain Area Preservation can be mailed to PO Box 25, Truckee, CA 96160; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Ursula Riina at ursula@mapf.org or 530-582-6751

Website: http://www.mountainareapreservation.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 can be 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: http://www.nationalforests.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, snuggle blanket, books 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; you can also donate online at the website

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

Website: http://www.nvchildrenscancer.org

The Nonprofit: Pet Network Humane Society

The Wish: $25 provide a dog or cat with a bath, brush and nail trim; $50 provides rabies vaccines for 16 shelter animals; $100 provides supplies for offsite adoption locations for one week; $500 provides spays and neuters for four dogs or six cats; $1,000 provides food and shelter for 10 cats or five dogs.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Pet Network Humane Society can be mailed or dropped off to 401 Village Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Brittney Schilpp at bschilpp@petnetwork.org or 775-832-4404

Website: http://www.petnetwork.org

The Nonprofit: Project MANA

The Wish: $25 will provide a family of two with emergency food through our weekly Emergency Food Distribution; $50 provides a family of two with emergency food for two weeks through our weekly Emergency Food Distribution; $100 will provide a family with emergency food for one month through our Emergency Food Distribution; $500 will provide a family of four with emergency food for three months through our weekly Emergency Food Distribution; $1,000 will provide a family of four with emergency food for six months through our weekly Emergency Food Distribution.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Project MANA can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

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

Website: http://www.projectmana.org

The Nonprofit: Reno Philharmonic Association

The Wish: $25 will provide two sets of strings for children taking Title 1 violin instruction; $50 provides a teacher for one after-school violin instruction at no cost to the student or their families at a Title I school; $100 provides two hours of coaching for Youth Orchestra members by a professional musician; $500 provides one Discover Music performance of a small orchestral ensemble at a regional school with hands on activities; $1,000 provides for one musician to perform at a classic concert.

How to Donate: Checks payable to RPA can be mailed or dropped off to 925 Riverside Dr., Ste. 3, Reno, NV 89503; you can also donate online at the website

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

Website: http://www.renophil.com


The Nonprofit: Sierra Avalanche Center

The Wish: $25 will fund an hour of snow science observation work in the field; $50 will fund a one hour program of avalanche awareness in the community, includes handouts; $100 will fund an instructor to provide snowmobile avalanche education and outreach; $500 will provide a full day of operational costs; $1,000 will provide professional training of snow science and safety training for employees.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Avalanche Center can be mailed to 10500 Bridge St #3725, Truckee, CA 96160; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Don Triplat at don@sierraavalanchecenter.org or 530-412-3773

Website: http://www.sierraavalnchecenter.org

The Nonprofit: Sierra Nevada Journeys

The Wish: $25 will provide four science lessons for a low-income student; $50 will send one teacher to a professional development workshop; $100 will provide all supplies for a family science night at a school; $500 will provide a scholarship of one week of science camp for a 6th Grade student; $1,000 will provide an outdoor field science experience for one elementary class.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Nevada Journeys can be mailed to 190 East Liberty St. Reno, NV 89501; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Fayth Ross at fayth@sierranevadajourneys.org or 775-355-1688

Website: http://www.sierranevadajourneys.org

The Nonprofit: Sierra Senior Services

The Wish: $25 provides five home delivered meals; $50 provides 11 home delivered meals for one week; $100 provides 22 home delivered meals for two weeks; $500 provides 132 home delivered meals for three months; $1,000 provides 264 home delivered meals for six months.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Senior Services can be mailed to PO Box 4152, Truckee, CA 96160

Contact Information: Sarah Deardorff sarah@sierraseniors.org or Clydine Meadville info@sierraseniors.org or call 530-550-7600

Website: http://www.sierraseniors.org

The Nonprofit: South Tahoe High Performing Arts Booster Association

The Wish: $25 will provide one costume for a production; $50 will provide fabric for a musical production; $100 will help purchase character shoes for actors; $500 will provide paint for set designs; $1,000 will provide set decorations for upcoming productions.

How to Donate: Checks payable to STHS PABA can be mailed to 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Contact Information: Kelly Krolicki at kkrolicki@whmtahoe.com or 775-588-1624

Website: http://www.southtahoehigh.org

The Nonprofit: Sugar Pine Foundation

The Wish: $25 will provide 50 flags for marking the location of seedlings; $50 provides 10 pairs of new gloves for planting volunteers; $100 will purchase 10 shovels to be used for plantings; $500 will purchase 1,000 seeds that can be planted; $1,000 will purchase 500 sugar pine seedlings.

How to Donate: Checks payable to the Sugar Pine Foundation can be mailed or delivered to 1458 Mt. Rainier Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Michelle McLean at michelle@sugarpinefoundation.org or 909-878-6102

Website: http://www.sugarpinefoundation.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Chamber Music Society

The Wish: $25 provides for website expenses; $50 provides postage to mail concert information; $100 provides a portion of the cost to print a concert program; $500 provides rental costs for an instrument for one concert; $1,000 provides for one professional artist.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Chamber Music Society can be mailed to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Nancy Granborg at tahoechambermusicsociety@gmail.com or 775-560-6490

Website: http://www.tahoechambermusic.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association

The Wish: $25 provides balance equipment; $50 provides heart rate monitors, roller ski poles and tips and junior bike helmets $100 provides mountain bike terrain park supplies and Bosu Balls; $500 provides skate roller skis, Geared Jr. mountain bikes and supplies; $1,000 provides fleet of glide or kick test skis and other equipment.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association and mailed to PO Box 7260, Tahoe City, CA 96145 or dropped off at 925 County Club Drive (The Highlands), Tahoe City, CA 96145; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Valli Murnane at valli@tahoexc.org or 530-405-6689

Website: http://www.tahoexc.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Family Solutions

The Wish: $25 provides backpacks for five campers;$50 provides one full day of camp; $100 provides one 8-person tent for one group of campers; $500 provides one full week of camp; $1,000 provides snacks and lunches for one week of camp.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Family Solutions can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89450; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Amy Guinan at amyg@tahoefamily.org or 775-298-0205

Website: http://www.tahoefamily.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Fund

The Wish: $25 provides one day of air for scuba divers removing aquatic invasive weeds from the bottom of the lake; $50 provides supplies needed to remove weeds; $100 provides containers, rakes and nets needed to remove weeds; $500 will pay for two new reusable bottom barriers to control weed growth; $1,000 will pay for five hours of dive time to remove invasive weeds.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Fund can be mailed to PO Box 7124, Tahoe City, CA 96145 or dropped off at the Tahoe Fund office in the DWR Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Amy Berry amy@tahoefund.org or 775-298-0037

Website: http://www.tahoefund.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 local nature; $500 provides 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 can be mailed or delivered to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

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

Website: http://www.tinsweb.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Prosperity Center

The Wish: $25 will provide coffee for community meetings to gather feedback about the economy, workforce and technology needs; $50 will provide ink for the printer, stamps and envelopes or copy paper and office supplies; $100 will provide maps to be printed showing specifically where around the basin there is no high speed internet; $500 will provide five Facebook ads and 10 local radio spots to raise awareness about increasing internet speed around the lake; $1,000 will provide printing of the "Measuring for Prosperity" report highlighting which economic, environmental and community initiatives are working in the Tahoe Basin.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Prosperity Center can be mailed or dropped off to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village NV 89450; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Heidi Hill Drum at heidi@tahoeprosperity.org or 775-298-0265

Website: http://www.tahoeprosperity.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe Turning Point, Inc.

The Wish: $25 will provide one drug counseling session; $50 will provide a free drug and alcohol assessment; $100 will provide one week of drug and alcohol outpatient treatment; $500 will provide five weeks of couples counseling; $1,000 will provide six weeks of family counseling.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Turning Point can be mailed to PO Box 17509, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Rich Barna rich.barna@tahoeturningpoint.org or 530-545-0891

Website: http://www.tahoeturningpoint.org

Nonprofit: Tahoe Youth & Family Services

The Wish: $25 will provide a one hour group counseling session; $50 will provide a one hour individual counseling session; $100 will provide an adolescent or adult mental health evaluation; $500 will provide 10 individual counseling sessions; $1,000 will provide operating expenses for one month.

How to Donate: Checks payable to TY&FS can be mailed or dropped off at 1021 Fremont Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Anna Aguilar at anna@tahoeyouth.org or 530-541-2445

Website: http://www.tahoeyouth.org

The Nonprofit: Tahoe's Connection for Families

The Wish: $25 provides a two hour class for a family with educational, structured play, gym and wheel room time, nutrition break and a parenting class; $50 provides music supplies for the preschool Spanish program; $100 provides a scholarship for a family in a 6-week art session; $500 provides for a children's climbing wall in the gym for 0-5 year-olds; $1,000 provides a scholarship to TCF for one family with a child age 0-3.5 years.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe's Connection for Families can be mailed to PO Box 3074, Incline Village, NV 89450; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Emma Healy at emma@tcfkids.org or 775-832-8230

Website: http://www.tcfkids.org

The Nonprofit: Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra

The Wish: $25 will provide one free ticket for one concert; $50 will provide two free tickets; $100 will provide five free tickets to seniors in a Reno Seniors Living Center; $500 will provide a young artist the opportunity to give a solo recital at the Toccata Guttman/Twain Cultural Center; $1,000 will provide the opportunity for young people under 23 to attend 2015 concerts without charge.

How to Donate: Checks payable to TOCCATA can be mailed to 586 Douglas Court, Incline Village, NV 89451; you can also donate online at the website

Contact Information: Nancy Rawie at NancyRawie@gmail.com or 775-475-4454

Website: http://www.toccatatahoe.com

The Nonprofit: Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans

The Wish: $25 provides office supplies; $50 will provide two clients with court costs; $100 will provide travel expenses for an attorney to attend a court hearing; $500 will provide legal aid for low-income residents; $1,000 will provide five victims of domestic violence with an hour of legal consultation.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans can be mailed to PO Box 365, Carson City, NV 89702.

Contact Information: Julie Mogensen at jmogensen@varn.org or 775-883-8278

Website: http://www.varn.org

The Nonprofit: Whittell Boosters Club

The Wish: $25 provides snacks for students on test day; $50 provides one new banner in gym updating school records in athletics; $100 provides two new banners in gym updating school records in athletics; $500 provides for the 7th grade science and English field trip to Stanford Sierra Camp to explore Fallen Leaf Lake; $1,000 go to the fund to sound proof the new gym.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Whittell Boosters Club can be mailed to PO Box 1124, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Contact Information: Kelly Krolicki at kkrolicki@whmtahoe.com or 775-588-1624

Website: http://schools.dcsd.k12.nv.us/gwhs/

The Nonprofit: Zephyr Cove Elementary

The Wish: $25 provides two balls for the playground; $50 provides a new seat for the swing set; $100 provides software for Mr. Kixmiller's fifth grade class; $500 provides two teacher's grants for the year for classroom supplies; $1,000 provides educational art for the playground.

How to Donate: Checks payable to Zephyr Cove Elementary Parent's Club can be mailed to PO Box 7, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Contact Information: Kelly Krolicki at kkrolicki@whmtahoe.com or 775-588-1624

Website: http://www.zephyrcoveelementary.com