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St. Vincent’s now collecting donations for 9th annual “Operation Stocking Stuffer” event

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logo-ii-300x124-5509233-7412405CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS RELEASE – Catholic Charities and the St. Vincent’s Programs are now asking community members for donations of pre-filled Christmas stockings for the children (ages 0-17) served by their nine unique human needs programs. They will distribute the stockings at their ninth annual “Operation: Stocking Stuffer” holiday party at St. Vincent’s Dining Room on Friday, December 20, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The stockings will go to local children whose parents cannot afford to buy them presents this year. Many of the children served are either homeless, in low income housing complexes, or residing temporarily in local motels. At last year’s event, St. Vincent’s gave out more than 650 stockings.

St. Vincent’s asks for pre-filled, age and gender neutral Christmas stockings filled with toys, treats, etc. for the children served by the St. Vincent’s Programs. They will be distributing stockings to the following age groups:

Infant – Age 2: Blanket & Stuffed Animal
Age 3 – 5: Toys & Treats
Grades 1 – 3: Toys & Treats
Grades 4 – 6: Toys & Treats
Age 13 – 17: Scarf set, Toiletries, Gift Cards

The donation deadline is Friday, December 13. Stockings can be dropped off at St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop at 500 East Fourth Street (corner of Valley & 4th) in Reno, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public can also donate items: gifts, candy, etc. to be put into stockings, as well as cash donations to be used toward stocking purchases. St. Vincent’s asks that you do not wrap the items placed inside the stockings. If you are donating stockings, please label each with gender and age group, if applicable.

For more information about the Operation: Stocking Stuffer event, or to donate, please contact Auburn Harrison at 775-322-7073 ext. 235 or [email protected].

Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.

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