Truckee Community Christmas Seeks Town-Wide Involvement

Truckee Community Christmas Seeks Town-Wide Involvement

October 23, 2021

The holiday season is fast approaching, and despite the challenges that the pandemic continues to present, local nonprofit Truckee Community Christmas (TCC) is hard at work to make sure food, coats and toys for children are gathered and distributed to the town’s most vulnerable residents.

For the past 30 years, Truckee residents have shown tremendous heart as they’ve taken care of our less fortunate neighbors during the holidays. The funds raised and disbursed send a message of hope and caring to Truckee’s low income and homebound seniors, low wage-earning working families, those experiencing specific hardships, homeless individuals and teenage mothers and their babies.

“To me, what TCC does is all about this town taking care of its own and letting our most needy citizens know that their fellow community members care about them,” said Katie Shaffer, TCC board president.

Get Involved Now Through Mid-December

Coat Drive:  Donate warm, clean, gently used winter coats, or purchase them new. Both adult and kids’ jackets are needed and will be accepted at Church of the Mountains in downtown Truckee or Tahoe Forest Church on Hirschdale Road starting in November.  Other coat drop off locations may be added. Check the TCC website for updates.

Food Drive:  Going forward TCC asks for financial donations and no longer collects and distributes donated food items. Program recipients receive local grocery store gift cards from the funds raised.

Toy Drive:  Our most heartfelt service, the Toy Drive will ensure that kids and teens (up to age 17) of each family have at least one toy or fun present to open. Toy donations will be accepted at locations all around town from Thanksgiving weekend until mid-December.  A complete list of drop-off locations is posted on the TCC website.

How To Help 

For those wishing to donate or learn more, please visit For updates, follow TCC on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Program Applicants

Those in the community who plan to apply for assistance must submit an application by Nov. 20. This year’s application has a hard deadline.  Anyone who misses the Nov. 20 date to apply will not be eligible to be included as a 2021 program recipient. Spread the word to families that you know who are in need. The application is available on the TCC website

About Truckee Community Christmas: Truckee Community Christmas is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) umbrella organization that coordinates various drives that are happening during the holidays to help Truckee’s most vulnerable families and individuals. For more information, visit