Giving Trees and Thanksgiving fundraisers

Giving Trees and Thanksgiving fundraisers

Giving Trees and Thanksgiving fundraisers

Holiday season brings many opportunities for giving back to the community. Here are a few ways residents can spread the joy and love.

Winners Inn Casino will have a Project Santa Giving Tree. Anyone wanting to add a child’s name to the tree can apply through the Frontier Community Action Agency (FCAA) by Dec. 1. The deadline for donating gifts for Christmas distribution is Dec. 13. Call Winners Inn Casino (775-623-2511) or FCAA (775-623-9003) for more information.

FCAA is also holding a “Christmas for Teens” gift card drive. Those wishing to contribute can donate gift cards for stores and locations popular with teens like Spare Time Bowling and the movie theater, as well as coffee shops and restaurants. FCAA may also have information about more specific needs for Humboldt County teens.

Wells Fargo’s Angel Tree supporting Humboldt Advocates for Victims of Abuse will go up at the beginning of December, but they will begin taking donations on Nov. 24. Call the Winnemucca branch of Wells Fargo at 775-623-2595 for more information.

Model T Casino will begin taking donations for their Senior Tree on Nov. 24. Call 775-623-2588 for more information.

Humboldt Printers will begin taking donations for their Abundant Tree on Nov. 24. Call 775-623-3931 for more information.

The 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Up and AATT ‘Em Turkey Trot 3k/5k/8k fun run takes place on Nov. 23 at 8 a.m. at Lowry High School’s Jerry Tobin Field. Registration is $30 for agest 13+, $15 for ages 5-12, and $25 for groups of five or more and includes a shirt. Register online at All proceeds used locally for respite and education.