Nevada County Fairgrounds and community organizations team up for Community Involvement Day, offer discounts
The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local, nonprofit organizations on July 31 for Community Involvement Day. Organizations will include the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence (formerly Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition), the Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet and BloodSource. This is a day where community members can donate items to these nonprofit organizations and receive coupons for “buy one, get one admission ticket” to the Nevada County Fair. Or people may donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the fair. The nonprofit organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 31 to receive donations of any of the items needed below.
Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food.
Foothill Lions: Donate an old hearing aids or old prescription eye glasses.
Nevada County 2-1-1: Donate new/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons, pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.
NEO: Donate paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.
Story Club: Donate two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens.
Community Beyond Violence (formerly DVSAC): Donate gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).
Cinderella Project: Donate clean, age-appropriate items from your closet, including prom dresses and semi-formal dresses (all sizes, styles and colors); new or like new high heels, especially ones with sparkle or black strappy styles; jewelry with an emphasis on sparkle (no pearls/costume pearls); hair ornaments, tiaras; and small handbags/clutches.
The Karing Closet: Donate boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, banker’s boxes, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing.
BloodSource: For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit http://www.bloodsource.org.
Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 8. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1. This year’s Fair is August 9 – 13. For information, visit http://www.NevadaCountyFair.com or call 530-273-6217.
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