For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Ciarlo
Reno, Nev. Oct. 21, 2019. The Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA), Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) and Sam’s Club are calling on the community to support the first ever Stuff a Bus Drive By Donation Drive for our foster and adoptive children.
HSA is currently serving more than 800 children in foster care. With winter well on its way, Washoe County is calling on the community to donate warm clothes on Oct. 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Those wishing to donate to children can drive up to the RTC bus in front of Sam’s Club on Kietzke Lane in Reno and hand donations to staff. Needed items include: jackets, coats, gloves, socks, blankets sweatpants, boots, beanies, hooded sweatshirts, and gift cards.
“The Human Services Agency will take donations to the Family Engagement Center in Sparks, which is the main site for ongoing support to families through the winter months. Our engagement center is one of the central points for family connection and agency supports where children reconnect with their families and improve reunification outcomes. It’s there that children of all ages will come and staff will distribute clothes to keep them warm throughout the winter,” said Children’s Services Director Ryan Gustafson.
What: Stuff a Bus Drive By Donation Drive for Foster Children.
When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Sam’s Club, located at 4835 Kietzke Lane, Reno.
Media: Interviews and video will be available throughout the day.
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