The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association are asking for the public’s help in making Christmas a little brighter for children and seniors who live in Reno’s 4th, 5th and 6th Street “Corridor” by donating to this year’s Christmas on the Corridor holiday charity event.
Christmas on the Corridor started in 1996 as a simple opportunity to hand out cookies to a few hundred children and has grown into a huge annual community benefit. To help make this year’s event a success, donations of following new items are needed:
- Clothing for children and tweens (Coats, hats, and gloves)
- Backpacks and school supplies
- Toys of all kinds for all ages
- Games and books for teens and tweens
- Monetary donations & Gift cards
- Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes
- Books on CD, puzzles, paint by number sets, slippers, lap blankets, and anything else that would be appreciated by seniors
“This event would not be a success without the help of our fellow residents and local businesses,” Programs Coordinator Brooke Howard said. “It warms my heart year after year to see the kindness people show for others in our community.”
Donated items may be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Community Work Program Office located at 350 S. Center Street (directly across from the Downtown Reno Library) between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for donations for this year’s Christmas on the Corridor is December 17.
For more information, contact Brooke Howard at (775) 785-4239.
Donated items will be distributed during the Christmas on the Corridor event on Saturday, December 22. A Christmas gift giving caravan moves throughout the corridor starting at 10:00 a.m.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association, and their partners both public and private endeavor to bring Christmas to many children who would otherwise go without. They also sponsor families throughout the year providing food, clothing, everyday essentials and school supplies.
Photo: A child’s smile is the true gift of Christmas: a young resident of Reno’s 4th Street corridor is all smiles after receiving a surprise visit from Santa during the 2011 Christmas on the Corridor gift giving caravan.