A few organizations are holding back-to-school supply drives to help area children.

From The Salvation Army of Carson City:

The Salvation Army of Carson City is collecting Back Packs and School Supplies for underprivileged children through August 13th. The Salvation Army has been getting calls from families in need for several weeks asking for help. Children from Carson City School District, Silver State Charter School, and Douglas County School District will receive all back packs and school supplies that are collected.

Similar to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree program the Army has started an Apple Tree program with “Apples” that have a child’s wishes on it to help donors shop. These Apple Trees can be found at any of the local businesses listed below.

School Supply suggestions: back packs, pencils, pens, scissors, pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches, paper, note books, composite books, glues sticks, crayons/markers, highlighters, etc.

Back packs and supplies can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St. Carson City, 89701 before August 13.

Apple Tree Locations:

Carson City:

Aarons Furniture     3355 S. Carson St.

Advanced Home Health     343 Fairview Drive Suite 101

American Family Insurance     808 College Parkway Suite 106

Anytime Fitness     2629 N. Carson St.

Anytime Fitness     4530 S. Carson St. Suite 7

Beal’s     1345 S. Carson St.

Big lots     4215 S. Carson St.

Brick Business & Resource Ctr.( Library)     900 N. Roop St.

CAL Ranch     2035 N. Carson St.

Calvary Chapel     1635 Clearview Dr.

Capitol Ford     3660 S. Carson St.

Carson Lanes     3550 S. Carson St.

Carson Pool     841 N. Roop St.

Carson School District     1140 W. King St.

Catalina Apts     700 Hotsprings Rd.

CC Mental Health     1165 Old Hot Springs Rd Suite 150

City Hall     201 N. Carson St. Suite 2

Eagle Valley Golf and Grill     3999 Centennial Park Dr.

Ed's Doghouse     3300 Airport Rd.

Edward Jones     604 W. Washington Suite F

Gaming Control Board     1919 College Parkway

Grandma Hatties     2811 S. Carson St.

Hyundai     3550 S. Carson St.

JC Penny's     3939 S. Carson St.

Les Schwab     3219 N Carson St.

Les Schwab     3020 S. Carson St.

Sierra Adrenaline     4630 E Williams St.

Smith's     599 E. Williams St.

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics     3633 Research Way Suite 104

Twisted Spoke     3198 Deer Run Rd.


Gardnerville and Minden:     

Carson Valley Library     1625 Library  Ln.

Carson Valley Swim Center     1600 HWY 88

Family Support Council     1255 Waterloo Ln.

Flight Restaurant     2244 Meridian Blvd

Hamdogs     1267 Hwy 395

Jethro’s     1281 Kimmerling Rd #A3

Les Schwab     1151 Hwy 395

Raley's     1363 Hwy 395

Rite Aide     1329 Hwy 395

Smith's     1341 Hwy 395

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics     2231 Meridian Blvd Suite 2

Walgreens     1342 Hwy 395

Wells Fargo     1542 Hwy 395

From The Salvation Army of Carson City

From the Nevada Justice Association:

NJA Cares, the community outreach and charitable arm of The Nevada Justice Association, a statewide non-profit organization of independent lawyers, has teamed up with Assemblyman David Bobzien to collect backpacks and other school supplies for donation to students at Mt. Rose Elementary. Supplies are being collected through Monday, August 18th, and the public is encouraged to participate.

Examples of items needed include: new backpacks, spiral  notebooks, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, binders, pocket folders, scissors, rulers, drafting compasses, protractors, dividers, mechanical pencils, #2 pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, crayons, 3x5 index cards, Post-It notes, book covers, dictionaries, and large boxes of Kleenex.

Supplies may be dropped off at the following locations:

•    Bradley Drendel & Jeanney, 6900 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite 200, Reno

•    Maddox Segerblom Canepa, 10587 Double R Blvd., Ste. 100, Reno

•    Northern NJA Office, 406 N. Nevada St., Carson City

From the Nevada Justice Association:

From Communities in Schools:

Communities In Schools Western Nevada (CIS WNV) will launch the CIS school-based dropout prevention program to help keep kids in school and eliminate barriers to education at three area schools: Libby Booth Elementary School, Hug High School and Washoe Innovations High School.

To support these schools, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores, in partnership with CIS Western Nevada, will collect school supplies Aug. 1 – 12 at:

Sam’s Club:

•    4825 Kietzke Lane, Reno

And area Walmart stores:

•    4855 Kietzke Lane

•    155 Damonte Ranch

•    5065 Pyramid Way

•    5260 W. 7th St.

•    250 Vista Knoll Parkway

•    2425 E. 2nd St.

Fill The Bus donation bins will be available at all sites; suggested supplies will be highlighted. For $10, donors can purchase pre-selected backpacks stuffed with more than $35 worth of supplies to donate to Fill The Bus.

The goal of Fill the Bus is to secure school supplies for more than 2,200 kindergarten-through-12th-grade students in Washoe County School District.

Fill The Bus will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 4825 Kietzke Lane. Free activities will be offered as well as a basketball shootout challenge.

Clothing and school essentials will also be collected in partnership with Goodwill all day on Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at Sam’s Club.

From Communities in Schools