Groups seek holiday donations

Published: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B

Here are some area businesses and nonprofit groups seeking donations for the holidays:

Placer County Vintners Association presents "Holidays in the Hills" with a toy drive benefiting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and wine tasting at 17 wineries in Auburn, Lincoln and Loomis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. For more information, go to www.placerwine.com/events. htm.

• Donate new toys, gifts, school supplies, apparel and nonperishable food for local families from 1 to 3:30 p.m. today at Citrus Town Center, Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights. Sponsored by Citrus Heights Police Department, city of Citrus Heights and Citrus Town Center.

Toys for the Troops Inc. holds a gift and toy drive benefiting families of deployed military members from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 at Fountains of Roseville, Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway, and Citrus Town Center, Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard. Sponsored by Peter P. Bollinger Investment Co. and Inter-Cal Real Estate Corp.

Residence Inn Natomas hosts a reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with a toy drive benefiting Sutter Children's Center from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2410 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento.

Green Acres Nursery & Supply holds a toy drive benefiting Never Forget our Fallen Toy Drive for Military Children. Donate new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 23 to any Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom.

Green Acres Nursery & Supply is donating Christmas trees to families of deployed military members at its three locations: 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom. An immediate family of a deployed military member must bring deployment papers and military ID to receive a complimentary Noble fir and two 4-inch poinsettias or one 6-inch poinsettia.

• Help combat hunger through Raley's Food for Families campaign. Donate at any Raley's, Bel Air or Food Source store through Dec. 31.

Dollar Tree and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families, holds a toy drive for their children. Donate new, unwrapped toys at any Dollar Tree store.

• Donations for gently used blankets, coats, sweaters, jeans, tarps and small tents are needed for the homeless. Items may be dropped off from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 2131 K St.

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