Volunteers of America in Need of Community Support for Holidays

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

(Reno, Nev.) – Volunteers of America is seeking the support of the Reno community to ensure the residents of its shelters for families, women and men can share in the hopeful anticipation of the Christmas holiday.

Individuals and organizations are invited to adopt the holiday wishes of children staying in the Volunteers of America Family Shelter, as well as donate sets of new hats, scarves, gloves and socks as gifts to parents at the Family Shelter, as well as to the single men and women in residence at Volunteers of America’s men’s and women’s shelters.

Volunteers of America asks that all gifts be gift wrapped and tagged before being dropped off at Volunteers of America’s Women’s Shelter office at the Community Assistance Center (315 Record St., Reno, Nev.) by Dec. 19.

Financial donations also are welcome, and may be made online at www.volunteersofamerica-nv.org, or by calling (775) 322-7143. For more information, contact Development & Community Relations Officer Sandy Isham at (775) 322-7143, or sisham@voa-nv.org.

The Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating essential programs dedicated to ending homelessness, supporting the most vulnerable populations and transforming communities for the better. More than 450 men, women and children in the Greater Reno area currently sleep under a roof provided by Volunteers of America.

Its ministry of service supports and empowers America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, seniors, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.

Founded nationally in 1896 by Ballington and Maud Booth, Volunteers of America strives to help those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human service programs, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people in more than 400 communities annually.

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