You Can Make the Holidays Brighter for Local Families

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 7 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

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.

Portola drop off locations:

Plumas Bank
120 N. Pine, Portola

Portola City Hall
35 Third Ave, Portola

Plumas-Sierra REC
73233 State Route 70, Portola

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.

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