Spread the spirit

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

ARC needs volunteers for its holiday gift wrap station. Call (530) 891-5865 for info. ARC Trading Company, 1900 Park Ave.

Coats for Kids Donate coats for needy kids at all six City of Chico fire stations, Blaze Hit Country (2654 Cramer Lane), Action News (3460 Silverbell Rd.), as well as two Paradise locations: Thomas Ace Hardware (5720 Clark Rd.) and Paradise Fire Station (767 Birch St.). Info: (530) 521-8092.

Jesus Center is seeking food donations. Items needed: biscuit mix, breakfast meats, butter/margarine, canned fruits, canned vegetables, eggs, grocery gift cards, milk, pancake mix, paper products, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter and sugar. Jesus Center, 1297 Park Ave. (530) 345-2640.

KRCR, Channel 7, Christmas Food Drive will be accepting donations in Chico on Wed., Dec. 6, 2-8pm in the Chico Mall Parking Lot. Info: (530) 243-7777.

Oroville Rescue Mission’s annual Christmas community dinner and children gift giveaway takes place Chistmas eve at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium. Volunteers needed. Info: (530) 538-7559, ext. 103 or (530) 533-9120.

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.

Salvation Army Toy Drive: Donate toys valued at $15 or more at Salvation Army barrells around town. Info: (530) 342-2199.

Terry Jones Memorial Toy Run signups are 9:30-11am on Sat., Dec. 2 at the Chico Municipal Center parking lot. Info: (530) 345-3318.