Truckee Community Christmas: Seeking donations for the fast-approaching holiday season | SierraSun.com

Truckee Community Christmas: Seeking donations for the fast-approaching holiday season

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Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Community Christmas program is again asking locals to open their hearts to help make the holidays brighter for several hundred less fortunate local families and individuals. Serving the community in its 17th year as an all-volunteer umbrella organization coordinating the efforts of several groups that rally to assist fellow townspeople in need, the Truckee Community Christmas program oversees the collection and distribution of food, toy and clothing donations.

Scan the list below and mark your calendar: Join in the effort to give with a joyful heart.

Food: Food collection barrels have appeared at local grocery stores. Cash and gift card donations are gratefully accepted as well. Suggested food item lists are posted at the collection barrels.

Toys: New unwrapped toys can be placed in collection bins at banks, real estate offices, schools and businesses all over town. Toys often in short supply include gifts for infants and teens.

Coats: Warm, clean coats you are ready to pass along to other families are greatly appreciated. Drop-off gently used winter outerwear at Church of the Mountains, located on Church Street in Downtown Truckee.

The Senior Holiday Wish program: Donors can provide necessities according to wish lists residents of the Truckee Senior Center complete. The seniors will steal your heart, with easy to fulfill wishes and abundant gratitude. For more information, contact Jesse Griffin at 587-5152 or e-mail xmas.wish@hotmail.com. Area homebound seniors will be taken care of by a team representing the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundationand#8217;s Queen of Hearts. For more info on this effort, call 587-1776.

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Sorting, packing and wrapping: The Sierra Mountain Community Education Center on Donner Pass Road will serve as command central Dec. 16 and 17 for sorting, packing and wrapping of all donated items. Mark your calendar to help with this effort.

Make a contribution: For those who prefer to help by writing a check, contributions can be mailed to Truckee Community Christmas, P.O. Box 2955, Truckee, Calif. 96160. Monies contributed will be primarily used to purchase food gift cards. All donations are tax deductible.

For general information about any component of Truckee Community Christmas, call the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 587-2757. For up-to-the minute news, follow TCC on Facebook.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com