The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to give thanks for all we have and help those who are less fortunate.
Expanding on past years’ 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 hosting the “Spirit of Giving Week.” The week is meant to remind people that the holidays are about giving, not receiving. See coverage from the 2016 Spirit of Giving Week.
The Spirit of Giving Week begins on Friday, November 25 with the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ tree lighting ceremony at The Village at Mammoth and concludes on Friday, December 2 in the Footloose Sports parking lot with a bus stuffed with donations.
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 offer a 30% discount on any toy purchased as a donation and 10% off any personal purchase after that.
Tuesday, November 29 is national Giving Tuesday, so we ask the community to give to a local charity to celebrate that day.
On Thursday, December 1, participating restaurants around town will be donating 10% of their receipts to local charities.
On Friday, December 2, volunteers will be stationed in the Footloose Sports parking lot from 12-6 pm to collect donations of toys, warm clothing and non-perishable food. All donations will be distributed to local charities including IMACA, the Giving Tree and Wild Iris.
Please join us in the spirit of giving this holiday season.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: NATIONAL GIVING TUESDAY
Give to one of these local charities.
2016 charity list:
Chamber Music Unbound
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance
Eastern Sierra Guide Dogs for the Blind
Eastern Sierra Symphony
Friends of the Inyo
Hospice of the Eastern Sierra
Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA)
Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped
Mammoth Lakes Foundation
Mammoth Lakes Library
Mammoth Lakes Recreation
Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre
Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club – Noon
Mammoth Medical Missions
Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Mono Council for the Arts
Thursday, December 1: DINE OUT IN MAMMOTH LAKES
Dine out at one of the participating local restaurants.
Restaurants around town will donate 10% of their proceeds to local charities.
2016 participating restaurants:
53 Kitchen and Cocktails
Liberty Bar Facebook page
Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl and Brasserie
Will donate from proceeds from bowling and dining
Rafters Restaurant and Lounge
Email us to get your restaurant on the list.