Thousands of needy kids and seniors get treated to “Christmas on the Corridor”

Community volunteers will join Sheriff’s Office staff this Saturday, December 17, 2011 to distribute gifts to thousands of needy children and seniors who live in Reno’s 4th, 5th and 6th Street “Corridor.”

Sponsored by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association, “Christmas on the Corridor” started in 1996 with the distribution of cookies and candy to a couple of hundred children. The event has since grown into a huge annual benefit for those in need, featuring items donated by a generous community.

This year’s event is expected to reach over 2,000 children and seniors who live in the “Corridor” along with selected students from Washoe County School District elementary schools.

Distribution begins in the Livestock Events Center at 8:00 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., volunteers will depart the Reno Livestock Events Center to regroup at Bavarian World at the corner of 6th and Valley Road and prepare for the “Corridor Parade.”

The “Parade” is scheduled to depart from Bavarian World at 10:00 a.m. and distribute gifts throughout the area. Distribution is expected to last about an hour.

What: “Christmas on the Corridor”

When: Saturday, December 17, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. at the Reno Livestock Event Center on Wells Ave.
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Volunteers depart Bavarian World at 595 Valley Rd. to distribute gifts throughout the “Corridor.”

Media Contacts: Bob Harmon at (775) 722-5517
Brooke Howard at (775) 287-5679

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association, and their partners both public and private endeavor to bring Christmas to many children who would otherwise go without. They also sponsor families throughout the year providing food, clothing, everyday essentials and school supplies.