A local dentist's office is collecting donations to help the needy in Northern Nevada this year.
For the 6th year in a row, Champagne Family Dentistry is collecting money and canned food. They're open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Wednesday - and 7am to 5pm on Thursday.
Then on Friday, they'll be collecting food from 6 am to 6 pm outside their offices at 735 Sparks Boulevard - which will be donated to our "Share Your Christmas" Drive-by Food Drive by the end of the day.
They say those who donate are grateful they can help out the community.
"You can just tell by the faces of the people who drop off the canned food they're really excited to help families who need it because there are so many families that need our help," says treatment coordinator Jaimie Gunzel.
Along with their food drive this week, Saturday Champagne Family Dentistry will host a "Sit With Santa" event for less fortunate children in our community.
This week they're taking donations of unwrapped presents for that event as well.