Groups seek holiday donations

12/05/2012 12:00 AM

12/08/2012 11:13 PM

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

Salvation Army and Wal-Mart host a "Fill the Truck" Toy Drive benefiting needy children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Walmarts in the region.

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 and Sunday. 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. Sunday 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.

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.

California Highway Patrol holds a CHiPs for Kids toy and food drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Save Mart, 1399 Deerfield Drive, Truckee.

The California State University, Sacramento, University Union offers a "Wish Upon A Star" gift drive for needy children through Friday at 6000 J St., Sacramento. Choose a star with a child's name on it, purchase the desired item on the back and return the unwrapped gift by Friday.

As part of the 12 Days of Midtown holiday campaign, a Charity Toy Drive Contest and "Stuff the Stocking" benefiting the Salvation Army will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, at restaurants in the Sutter District, including: Barwest, 2724 J St.; Blue Clue, 1004 28th St.; Centro Cocina Mexicana, 2730 J St.; Harlow's, 2708 J St.; INK Eats & Drinks, 2730 N St.; Monkey Bar, 2730 Capitol Ave.; Paragary's Bar & Oven, 1401 28th St.; and The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar, 2718 J St. The toy drive will be a contest among the dining establishments to see who can collect the most toys. Patrons who bring new, unwrapped toys receive a $5 cocktail at the restaurant.

Contractors Caring for Kids holds its 17th Annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Orangevale Community Center, 6826 Hazel Ave.

Salvation Army and Wal-Mart host a "Fill the Truck" Toy Drive benefiting needy children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Walmarts in the region.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the "Christmas is for Kids" toy run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot Shopping Center on 2675 E. Bidwell St., Folsom. Sponsored by the Cappuccino Cruisers. Benefits the Folsom Police Department's toy program.

Placer County Vintners Association presents "Holidays in the Hills" with a 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. Saturday and Sunday. 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. Sunday 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. Saturday 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. Dec. 12 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 and Food Source stores 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.

California Highway Patrol holds a CHiPs for Kids toy and food drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Save-Mart, 1399 Deerfield Drive, Truckee.

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