Donation Drive for the

2020 California Wildfires

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference."
Kathy Calvin, CEO United Nations Foundation

Donations are currently being accepted for survivors of the California Wildfires

Project Bear Hugs™ is accepting donations to help those who have recently lived through the California Wildfires. Find community partners who are drop off locations for donations.

Items Needed

**Due to COVID-19 we are ONLY accepting NEW donations.  All items must have original price tag and/or packaging still attached. Thank you for your help with this!

  • Stuffed Animals
  • Dog/Cat Toys
  • Dog/Cat Beds
  • Notes of Encouragement
  • Toys
  • Pillows
  • Gift Cards
  • Blankets/Quilts

Drop Off Locations

Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio

141 E. Pueblo St

Reno, NV

Xscape Performing Arts

5275 Vista Blvd

Sparks, NV

Rackley Auto Group

1220 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV

Serenity Salon & Spa

6135 Lakeside Dr, Ste A6
Reno, NV

Reno Empire

755 Timber Way, #2

Reno, NV

Catmandu (Pet Supplies Only)

1829 Brown St

Carson City, NV

Join Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™

One of the most powerful things we can do for people in the aftermath of disaster is let them know we care and they are not alone. That’s what this program is designed to do.

Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™ allows families to adopt other families in need after a disaster. Many times people want to donate to someone specific, someone they feel like they know, someone they can get specific items for.

Below you can register as a family in need or a family who can help. Please register below to be paired with your Bear Hugger family today.

Disaster Relief Assistance

There are several places to look for disaster relief assistance. In addition to your local government, please check these links.

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief by using the address lookup on  You can also access through the FEMA Mobile App.

Visit FEMA's Individual Disaster Assistance page or read its Help After a Disaster (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) publication.

Call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)

To get help in person, find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the Disaster Recovery Center locator

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.

If you have a complaint about disaster relief assistance, contact the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General’s Office at 1-800-323-8603.

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