Donation Drive Aims to Help Hundreds of Washoe County Children in Care

by | Oct 17, 2022

Reno, Nev. Oct. 17, 2022. More than 700 of Washoe County’s children in care need warm clothes to wear during the upcoming winter.

The Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA), Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), KOLO TV, and Target, are hosting the 2022 KOLO Cares Children in Care Stuff a Bus Drive-By Donation Drive on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Staff will be collecting new, winter clothes from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. HSA will distribute the donations to foster and adoptive children at the HSA Family Engagement Center throughout the next several months.

The community is asked to drop-off donations at the RTC bus, in front of the Target in Sparks, which is located near Legends Mall, at 1550 East Lincoln Way. Brand new clothing items needed include: jackets, coats, gloves, socks, blankets sweatpants, boots, beanies, hooded sweatshirts, and gift cards.

“This donation drive is critical in helping Washoe County’s most vulnerable children stay warm throughout the chilly months,” said HSA Children’s Division Director Ryan Gustafson. “Given the increased costs to live, every little bit is needed to make a big difference in showing these kids just how much we all care about their well-being.”

Who: Target, RTC, KOLO TV, KOLO Cares and HSA.

What: Children in Care Stuff A Bus Drive-By Donation Drive.

When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Target, located at 1550 E Lincoln Way Sparks, Nev.

Contact:  Chris Ciarlo at or 775-336-6190.

Lauren Ball, at or 775-335-1916.

Media: Interviews and b-roll available throughout the day.

To learn more about fostering or adopting, email HSA at, or head to our new website.

See how the donation drive helps children in need.

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