How to Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
The holidays are a special time for families, including the one at Greater Nevada. This holiday season we’re helping more people Live Greater by partnering with several local charitable community organizations. If you’re interested in helping us spread the cheer this December—read on!

Food Baskets and Angel Trees

Greater Nevada's Spanish Springs branch is assembling and donating food baskets to the Children’s Cabinet and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.
The Children’s Cabinet was established in 1985 and its services include providing food and shelter, crisis intervention, academic support, job training and transitional living resources for families in need. For more information on how you can help the Children’s Cabinet deliver these and other services visit:
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation gives assistance to families with sick children for medical copays, mortgage or rent, travel for treatment, and more so that families can focus on what matters most, getting their child healthy. To learn how you can get involved visit:
Another organization Greater Nevada has helped for many years is the Salvation Army, which is once again collecting holiday gifts for underprivileged children through Angel Trees. Each tree is decorated with paper angel tags with the first name, age, and gender of a child who is in need of a gift. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the children described on the tags. Trees are displayed and donations will be accepted at Greater Nevada’s Spanish Springs and Eagle Station branches until December 9, when the Salvation Army will pick up the presents for distribution.

Local Elementary Schools

Greater Nevada’s Northwest Reno branch is helping Elmcrest Elementary School this holiday season by adopting families in need, and providing them with a hearty holiday meal that they would otherwise be without. To find out how you can get involved please call Elmcrest Elementary at (775) 746-5850. Meanwhile, our Golden Valley branch is helping Alice Smith Elementary this holiday season and will also be providing meals for families in need. To learn more call Alice Smith Elementary at (775) 677-5410.

Carson Valley Food Closet & Project Santa Clause

Greater Nevada’s Minden branch is collecting non-perishable food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet now through December 19. You can also help the cause by visiting the organization’s volunteer page online for more information.
The Minden branch is also accepting toy donations for Project Santa Clause through December 9, with the branch itself donating two bicycles. Children up to 17 years of age are qualified for the program and each child receives at least two gifts valued at approximately $30 each. Now in its 29th year, Project Santa Claus partners with many Douglas County service clubs, businesses, and residents.

Ron Wood Family Resource Center in Carson City

 The Ron Wood Family Resource Center was founded in 1995 and focuses on meeting the needs of Carson City’s residents. The organization’s mission is to create community-wide cooperative efforts to promote healthy family relationships through education and support services. You can visit Greater Nevada Credit Union’s Eagle Station  or North Carson branches to donate non-perishable food through December 21.

Visit Greater Nevada’s Community Involvement page to see what we’re doing in the community year round and how you can join us in helping more people Live Greater!