Mammoth Giving Week is NOW; Here's How You Can Help

Times Staff Report
Staff Writer

The holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time to give thanks for all we have and help those who are less fortunate.
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Spirit of Giving Week. This year the week is co-hosted and supported by the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club. Thanks so much to our local Rotarians for helping make this week possible.
Spirit of Giving Week officially kicked off on Friday, November 24 with the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ tree lighting ceremony at The Village at Mammoth and concludes on Friday, December 1 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 28 is national Giving Tuesday, so we ask the community to give to a local charity to celebrate that day. See our list of local non-profits.
Local Non-Profits to Give To:
Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership – Chamber member!
Chamber Music Unbound – Chamber member!
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance
Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association
Eastern Sierra Guide Dogs for the Blind
Email or see their Facebook page
Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association
Eastern Sierra Symphony
Friends of the Inyo
High Sierra Energy Foundation
Hospice of the Eastern Sierra
Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA)
Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped
Mammoth Lakes Foundation
Mammoth Lakes Housing
Mammoth Lakes Library
Mammoth Lakes Lions Club
Mammoth Lakes Recreation
Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre
Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club – Noon
Mammoth Medical Missions
Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Mammoth Schools NOW Education Foundation
Mono Council for the Arts
Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes, Noon
Sierra Classic Theatre
Southern Mono Historical Society
Wild Iris

Then, on Thursday, November 30, participating restaurants around town will be donating 10% of their receipts to local charities.
Here are the 2017 participating restaurants:
53 Kitchen and Cocktails – giving to Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Campo – giving to Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Lakefront Restaurant – giving to Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Mammoth Rock Brasserie
Roberto’s Cafe – giving to IMACA
Stellar Brew – giving to Wild Iris
Sushi Rei – giving to Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Whitebark at The Westin

Then on Friday, December 1, volunteers from the Chamber and the Rotary Club will be stationed in the Footloose Sports parking lot from 12-6 pm to collect donations of toys, clothing and non-perishable food to Stuff the Bus. All donations will be given to local charities.
If you’re not around on Friday, you can drop donations in the bins inside Footloose Sports.