City of Reno partners with county and RTC for Senior Giving Tree program

The City of Reno, Washoe County Senior Services, and Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) are partnering again this year on the Senior Giving Tree program, which assists seniors in the local community.

The donation drive begins on Monday, November 17 and ends on Monday, December 15. A list of needed items — such as jackets, sweat pants, toiletries, and bus passes — is available at Reno.gov/SeniorGiving.

In addition, the City of Reno’s holiday trees on the first and second floors of City Hall will be decorated with holiday tags that list the requested items. Donations will be accepted on the second floor of Reno City Hall, Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, and Neil Road Recreation Center.

“This is a great opportunity to extend a helping hand to the seniors in our community who may be struggling to make ends meet,” Reno City Councilmember and RTC Commissioner Neoma Jardon says. “I have been so proud and thankful to see the generosity of so many community members who donated to past Senior Giving efforts.”

Donated items will be delivered to Washoe County Senior Services at the end of the program and distributed to seniors in need.

The same items will be requested for the Stuff-A-Bus donation event on Tuesday, November 25. As part of the ice-skating rink season opening at Aces Ballpark, an RTC electric bus will be parked in front of the stadium that day from noon to 8 p.m. Ice skating will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone who donates to the Stuff-A-Bus on November 25 will receive one free ice skate rental for that evening.

The Stuff-A-Bus event coincides with the City of Reno’s annual Tree Lighting event, which will also take place on November 25 at 5:15 p.m. at the City Plaza.

SOURCE: City of Reno.

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