Add this to your holiday to-do list
‘Tis the season. How many times during the next few weeks will you hear, think or use that phrase? ‘Tis the season for what? Digging out the winter clothes or putting away the patio furniture and installing snow stakes or making tracks in new snow and reveling in the beauty of this place.It is the season for all of this and more. November on my calendar also marks the kickoff of our Gifts for Good campaign. Now in its third year, Gifts for Good is a collaborative project between the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Sierra Sun and Tahoe World. The project is an annual holiday season effort aimed at raising dollars locally and returning them to the Truckee-North Tahoe community. You can make any size donation, large or small – every one makes a difference. The funds are then made available to local nonprofit organizations through a grant process. In the first two years the project raised and returned more than $140,000 to local nonprofits, including KidZone, Kings Beach Family Resource Center, Sierra Music Institute, Truckee River Watershed Council, Choices Transitional Services, Truckee Community Christmas and several others.The newspapers are proud to be part of this critical project and view it as part of our charter in building good communities through leadership and influence. Giving is something we wish to encourage. There is a diverse list of needs in the Truckee-North Tahoe area, and these needs are regularly addressed and met by our area nonprofits. During the months of November and December we will publish feature stories on individuals, groups and organizations that have benefited from the support of the community. This year, in addition to publishing a series of feature stories and gift giving coupons, we are launching the campaign with a monetary contribution of $500. It is a small gesture but one that we hope inspires you to consider becoming a donor to the Gifts for Good project. It’s about giving and receiving. Become a Gifts for Good donor for yourself, for others and the good of our community. ‘Tis the season. Jody Poe is publisher of the Sierra Sun.
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