You Can Make The Holidays Brighter For Local Families

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Area charities are working hard to make the holiday season brighter by collecting money, toys, bikes, new clothing and canned goods and non-perishables.

The following food banks, charities and local businesses are receiving items. Especially desirable are items for older children and teenagers. Please remember: all toys, bikes and clothing items must be unwrapped. All items donated are considered tax deductible.

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative is assisting local charities with toy, food and clothing drives for the upcoming holidays.

Our Mitten Tree will be available to decorate with “warm” ornaments from employees and the public. Mittens, hats, coats, snow boots, socks and scarves are welcome.

Join us in our “Co-op Coats-4-Kids” coat drive by dropping off new coats for children 0 to 15 years old.

Help spread the warmth by dropping items at PSREC’s office, 73233 State Route 70, Portola.

Eastern Plumas Angel Program

Visit angel trees at Leonard’s Market, Plumas Bank in Portola, Graeagle Store and Goodwin’s Country Market to pick up angel tags for children starting November 19. Drop off new, unwrapped gifts and NEW coats (with tags) for children by December 6 at locations below. For more information, call (530) 832-1827

Drop off locations:

Plumas-Sierra REC – 73233 State Route 70, Portola
Plumas Bank – 120 N. Pine, Portola
Goodwin’s General Store – 94139 State Route 70, Chilcoot
Mohawk Community Resource Center – 8989 Highway 89, Blairsden
Plumas Eureka Fire Hall – 200 Lundy Ln., Blairsden

Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network Food Bank

Is welcoming donations of non-perishable food items. Monetary donations can be mailed to 120 Nevada St., Portola, CA 96122 throughout the year. For more information, call (530) 832-4570

Angel Tree, Sierra County Holiday Planners and Terry’s Toys for Tots

Provide food baskets, new clothing and toys. They also accept gently used clothing and toys. They especially need teen items. Visit angel trees at various Loyalton businesses. For more information, call (530) 993-4228

Loyalton drop off location:

Sierra Co. Health & Human Services – 202 Front St., Loyalton

Lassen County Toys for Tots

Items for older children and teens are in great demand. For more information, call (530) 260-4800

Susanville drop-off location:

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office – 1415 Sheriff Cady Ln., Susanville

Plumas County Sheriff’s Holiday Helping Hands

Welcomes donations of new, unwrapped toys and clothing. For monetary donations, checks can be made payable to “Holiday Helping Hands.” For more information, call (530) 283-6375

Drop-off locations:

Main Sheriff’s Office – 1400 E. Main St., Quincy
County Courthouse Clerks Office – 520 Main St., Quincy
Portola Substation
Quincy Rite Aid

Plumas-Sierra REC – 73233 State Route 70, Portola
Plumas Eureka Fire Department – 200 Lundy Ln., Blairsden
Portola City Hall – 35 3rd Ave., Portola
Plumas Bank (monetary donations and angel gifts) – 120 N. Pine, Portola