Nevada Rodeo Group Helps Kids This Christmas

The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is an annual community event to collect new denim clothing and cotton underwear and socks for abused and neglected infants, children, and teens who have been placed in protective custody and foster care. 

The 2008 Reno Rodeo Denim Drive runs through Saturday, Dec. 20, culminating with the "Denim Procession" on that final Saturday, when a mule-drawn chuck wagon will pick up some of the donations along a procession route. The procession ends at the Kid’s Kottage, where the group presents each child with jeans, a special gift, and a cookie party!

The group said its goal this year is to collect enough clothing to provide at least one "school day" outfit for every child in protective custody and foster care--that's a minimum of 1,200 pairs of jeans, 1,200 pairs of socks and underwear, and 1,200 tops. Clothing collected during the annual drive is provided to children and teens throughout the year.

The group stated that when money gets tight and day-to-day life becomes more stressful, "there is a significant upswing in child abuse and neglect. This means the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive needs your contributions now more than ever."
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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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