Expanding on last year’s community wide food, toy and clothing drive, the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Village at Mammoth and community stakeholders are launching the “Spirit of Giving Week”. The week is themed to remind people that the Holidays are all about giving, not receiving.
The “Spirit of Giving Week” began Friday, November 27 with the Town of Mammoth Lakes Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village at Mammoth and concludes on Friday December 4th in the Footloose parking lot with the return of the Ullr Festival.
During the week, we ask the community to donate toys at the Mammoth Fun Shop that will be forwarded to the Angel Giving Tree. The Fun Shop will be offering a 30% discount on any toy purchased as a donation and 10% off any personal purchase after that.
Thursday, December 1 is the “Nationwide Giving Tuesday” where we ask the community to give to a local charity. Go to www.mammothlakeschamber.org and click on the “Spiritof Giving” logo for a list of local charities.
On Thursday, December 3rd, restaurants throughout town will be donating 10% of their receipts to local charities. Again, click on the “Spirit of Giving” logo for a list ofparticipating restaurants.
On Friday, December 4th, volunteers will be stationed in the Footloose parking lot fromnoon to 5pm to collect your donations of toys, warm clothing and non-perishable food. All donations will be distributed to local charities such as IMACA, the Giving Tree and Wild Iris.
Also on Friday the 4th, you can pick up holiday treats from members of the Old Mammoth Restaurant Row from 3 to 5pm.
To finish off the “Spirit of Giving Week”, Join us in the Footloose parking lot for the Ullr Fest, a celebration to the Winter Queen and King to pray for snow. There will be a bonfire, concessions, and family fun.
Please join us in the Spirit of Giving this holiday season. For more information, call 760-934-2712.
Camille MillerMammoth Fun Shop