From the Reno Rodeo Foundation:
The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is fast approaching and thousands of abused and neglected children need your help. The Reno Rodeo Foundation is looking for businesses to be collection locations throughout Northern Nevada. The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive provides new jeans, new socks and new underwear to over 1,500 abused and neglected children in protective custody and foster care that have been rescued from unsafe homes in 13 Northern Nevada counties. Donations stay in each county. Deadline to register as a collection location is Friday, October 25. It's free to register and the collection location registration form can be downloaded at www.RenoRodeoFoundation.org or call 322-9875.
The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is an annual community event to collect new jeans, new socks and new underwear for abused and neglected infants, children and teens who have been rescued from unsafe homes in Northern Nevada. The 2013 Reno Rodeo Denim Drive runs November 11 - December 16. There are over 1,500 children in protective custody in Northern Nevada. In just one school week they will wear 7,500 pairs of jeans, 7,500 pairs of underwear and 15,000 socks. Your support of the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive makes a tremendous difference to children who have survived circumstances most of us can barely imagine. New children arrive in the system daily; most arrive with nothing. The child you clothe today is not the same child you helped yesterday.
The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive serves 13 Northern Nevada counties. Collection bins are located in businesses in Reno, Sparks, Carson, Minden/Gardnerville, Fernley, Fallon, Elko, Lovelock, Eureka, Yerington, Dayton, Virginia City and Winnemucca. Clothing and financial donations collected in each county stays in each county. Donations are also accepted online, by phone and by mail. 100% of every dollar donated is used to buy additional new clothes throughout the year.
Clothing collected during the annual drive is distributed throughout the year by Washoe County Department of Social Services, the State Department of Child and Family Services, and Reno Rodeo Volunteers.
For more information visit www.RenoRodeoFoundation.org or call 775-322-9875
From the Reno Rodeo Foundation