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Salvation Army's Angel Tree, Toys for Tots Programs Underway

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From The Salvation Army:

With Christmas drawing near, many families are wondering how to put toys under the tree.  Others are looking for ways to help. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program brings these two worlds together to help provide a joyful Christmas season to Washoe County residents.

If you are looking for an Angel Tree, many local companies are participating.  The following list includes companies where you can find an Angel Tree and retrieve a tag:

Bank of America
Burger Me!
Cascades of the Sierra
Caughlin Athletic Club
Chiropractic Health Center
El Dorado Savings Bank
First United Methodist Church
Fitness Connection
Greater Nevada Credit Union
High Sierra Gymnastics
Legacy Vacation Club
L'Uva Bella Wine Gallery
Meadowood Mall
North Hills Chiropractic
Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
Port of Subs
RC Willey
Reno High
Salon Mosaic
Shear Bliss Salon & Spa
South Reno United Methodist Church
St. John's Children's Center
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
UNR Student Health Center
The Village at Arrow Creek Parkway
Washoe Education Association
Whole Foods Market

For those in need of assistance putting toys under the tree this Christmas, registrations for children's Christmas Toy Distribution will be taken at The Salvation Army Christmas Center located at 7175 S. Virginia St., Reno (old Lithia Car Dealership) on the following dates/times:
Friday, December 13, 2013 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (extremely long lines first day)          
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Closed Sunday
Monday - Friday, December 16th - 20th from 9 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM

In order to successfully register, you must bring the following items: ID for head of household; proof of Washoe County residency (power bill, lease, etc., documentation must have address), birth certificate or other proof of age for all children (ages 0 - 17) to be registered, and proof of low-income eligibility: pay stubs, SNAP card, etc.  Please note that Social Security cards are not accepted to qualify children for this program.

Toy Registration is for children in low income families ages 0 to 17. This year, in most cases, you will register and receive the toys on the same day.  However, Registration and Toy Selection can take time. Wait times tend to be less Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 

The Salvation Army would like to express gratitude to our community partners:  The Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" and The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.    

Last year, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Toys for Tots, was able to provide new toys for over 10,000 children in Washoe County.  We anticipate helping about the same number of children or more this year.  Based on last year's numbers, toys for boys and girls ages ten and older are needed most. Suggested gifts include recreation items, basketballs, soccer balls, craft kits for older girls, UNR sweatshirts, school back-packs, personal electronics, comforters, etc.

The Salvation Army Angel Trees will be going up in local businesses in early-mid November. Trees with tags that have toy suggestions for children can be found in many local businesses, including the Meadowood Mall Guest Services kiosk. Other participating locations can be found at

Monetary and Toy Donations are accepted beginning now at The Salvation Army, 1931 Sutro Street, Reno, NV 89512, or call 775-688-4555 to make a donation by credit card (there is also a link from the web page to make a secure donation).  Most community Angel Tree locations should be ready to accept new toy donations by November 15th.

From the Salvation Army

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