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Items Needed For 20th Annual Christmas on the Corridor

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Courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the Washoe County School District for the 20th Annual Christmas on the Corridor.

For two decades the Christmas on the Corridor program has helped bring a little Christmas cheer to thousands of children and seniors who live in Reno's 4th, 5th and 6th Street "Corridor," and students involved in the Homeless and Transition Program through the Washoe County School District.

Generous support from the public has always been essential to the success of this annual event.

Organizers are asking the community to donate much-needed essentials for children, such as coats, school supplies, hygiene items, gift cards, clothing and food. Books, puzzles, and lap blankets are also needed to help brighten the season for seniors.

Here's how you can help:

  • Donate backpacks and school supplies
  • Donate games and books for teens
  • Donate gift cards (Walmart, Target, Grocery Stores, Payless Shoes, Movie Theater, etc.)
  • Donate items for a raffle to raise additional money to purchase gifts (Restaurant/Spa/Room/Ski Packages, Event Tickets, Wine Baskets, Wellness Sessions, Golf Certificates, Electronics, etc.)
  • Donate shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Donate books on CD, puzzles, paint by number sets, slippers, lap blankets, and anything else that would be appreciated by seniors
  • Donate food or other party items to make the holiday party a celebration the children will always remember
  • Send a check, made out to the Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association, c/o Brooke Howard, Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520-0027

The deadline for donations for the 2016 Christmas on the Corridor event is December 5. Donated items may be dropped off at the Sheriff's Community Work Program Office located at 350 S. Center St., #101 (directly across from the Downtown Reno Library) between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. or mailed to Alternatives to Incarcerations, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520-0027.

Donated items will be distributed to children and senior citizens on Saturday, December 10. The event begins at Greater Nevada Field at 9 a.m. The event includes Santa's gift-giving caravan that visits a number of area motels and trailer parks.

Volunteers are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and all volunteers must ride in the caravan vehicles provided the day of the event. Please call to confirm interest and attendance by contacting Brooke Howard at (775) 785-4239 or e-mail: SO-OutreachPrograms@washoecounty.us

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