FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SEEKING CHRISTMAS STOCKING DONATIONS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED
(Reno, Nev.) – Each year, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada collects Christmas stockings for children who may not who may not be receiving other gifts this holiday season. Through the help of generous donations, Catholic Charities will provide more than 800 unique stockings to children served by Catholic Charities and St. Vincent’s programs in Washoe County and across Northern Nevada. While COVID-19 will keep the organization from having its annual holiday carnival, they will still be distributing stockings filled with age-appropriate toys and goodies for children in need this December.
To assist with Operation Stocking Stuffer, Catholic Charities is asking community members to donate pre-filled Christmas stockings for children ranging in age from infants to 18. Each stocking should have a value of $20 and can be filled with toys, clothing, toiletries, treats, books, games, gift cards, etc. Please do not include perishable items. The organization will be distributing gender specific stockings to the following age groups: infants up to one year of age, 2-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-18. Stockings should be labeled with intended age and gender.
Stockings may be dropped off at St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop located at 500 East Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Valley) in downtown Reno, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted for this event through Friday, December 11, 2020.
Catholic Charities will also be accepting cash and check donations to help fund the purchase of additional stockings. Donations can be made by visiting the website or mailed to: CCNN, PO Box 5099 Reno, NV 89513, Attn: Operation Stocking Stuffer or by shopping our wish list on Amazon Smile.
Sign-ups to register a child to receive a stocking from Operation Stocking Stuffer will open on November 15 and are limited to the first 800 registrants. Parents are encouraged to register online or by calling (775) 322-7073 extension 250. Please note that children must be pre-registered in order to receive a stocking.
For more information on Operation Stocking Stuffer 2020, visit our website.
For more information on Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, visit ccsnn.org
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Resource Hub, Crossroads Sober Living, Immigration Assistance and others. 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 northern Nevada.