The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is asking for the community’s help this holiday season to accommodate the increase in number of enrollees for its annual Adopt-A-Family program. Businesses, families and others can adopt one or more of the 50-plus families who are asking for assistance during these difficult economic times and while some families have been adopted, there are still a number who are waiting to be matched up. Adopt-A-Family wish list items range from toys and clothes to food baskets and school supplies and family sizes vary from small to large.
To adopt a family, contact Amanda Duncan at the Boys & Girls Club at 775-331-5437 ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can also be dropped off at the Donald W. Reynolds facility at 2680 E. Ninth Street in Reno by Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
Other ways to get involved in Holiday Help
Too busy to send out Christmas cards or gifts?
Send an email greeting instead and let them know that the holiday card/gift budget will be used to adopt a family for the holidays or buy new, unwrapped toys.
Having an office Christmas Party?
Make the price of admission one unwrapped toy for a child.
Unused Gift Card?
Not finding use for a gift card? Donate it to the club or use it to shop for some items to donate.
Christmas Tree Hunting?
Take the family and spend the day with nature. Buy an extra tree cutting permit and donate a tree to families in need.
Tired of the lame office Christmas party?
Talk the boss into adopting a family or two and plan an out-of-office shopping and wrapping party instead!
Sponsor sweatshirts for the members of the Boys & Girls Club, add your company logo and pat yourself on the back for doing good while marketing.
Have the office volunteer during the Bully’s Community Thanksgiving at the Boys & Girls Club.
Buy One Turkey, Give One Away?
Donate a turkey or hold a turkey drive and donate those extras birds to families in need.
Start a swear jar and use the funds collected to adopt a family in need or donate food.
Have a helpful service?
Donate your time and provide services to those in need at the Boys & Girls Club holiday parties.
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Own a clothing store? Donate warm clothing items instead of discounting them.
Good at patchwork? Donate a handmade blanket.
Do you Knit? Make some hats and give warmth to those in need.
Food Service Industry? Donate Thanksgiving supplies.