Sharing the spirit

Help is always needed, and there’s no better time than the holidays to get in the spirit

Donate a bike to S.T.A.R.S. for the holidays. Bring to Sheriff’s office in Oroville, or substations in Chico or Magalia.Info: (530) 538-7822.

Feather River Hospital’s Paradise Hospice House is seeking donations for its Light up a Life holiday fundraiser. Each gift of $100 or more will be acknowledged with an Angel of Hospice Ornament, and the names of those remembered will be displayed near the Light up a Life Tree. Special Tree-lighting celebration takes place Tues., Dec. 7, 7pm in the Bank of the West parking lot at Clark & Bille Roads in Paradise.

Jesus Center food and clothing donations. Call (530) 345-2640 for info and needs-list.

KRCR, Channel 7, Christmas Food Drive will be accepting donations in Chico and Paradise on Wed., Dec. 8, 2-8pm in the Chico Mall Parking Lot and at Holiday Quality Foods in Paradise. Info: (530) 243-7777.

Oroville Library Giving Tree. Buy books for gifts. Butte County Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave, Oroville. (530) 538-7642.

Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family. Businesses and individuals can adopt a family for the holidays, buying food for a holiday meal and an gifts for those in need. Also, families can register to be program recipients at the Salvation Army offices, 700 Broadway, Chico. Call (530) 342-2199 for more info.

Salvation Army Angel Trees are popping up around town and at Salvation Army offices, 700 Broadway, Chico. Adopt an angel and give a gift, or simply drop a new toy in the red barrel. Info: (530) 342-2199.

Salvation Army Kettle Drive: Volunteers needed to ring bells at red kettles around town. Info: (530) 342-2199.

Terry Jones Memorial Toy Run starts at 9:30am on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Calvary Chapel of Chico. Info: (530) 873-2141.