Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Jul 01, 2023 - 1:23PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, WCHDSA, and AT&T Pioneers Host the 5th Annual Christmas in July Back-to-School Event for Local Youth

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

What: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association and AT&T Pioneers, is excited to host the fifth annual Christmas in July Back-to-School Event.

In preparation for the 2023/2024 school year, we will provide 1,500 students from the Northern Nevada area with backpacks, school supplies, hygiene items, lunch, resources, and a little carnival fun in the sun!

This community event is FREE to all families in need. Students from pre-kindergarten through high school are welcome. No registration is required to attend this event, and distribution will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows- 2680 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512

WHEN: Saturday, July 29th, 2023,  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions regarding this FREE community event, please call (775) 785-6228 or e-mail:

The inaugural “Christmas in July” Back-to-School event was first held in 2019 and served 265 children. This year we intend to serve over 1,500 children in our community!

This event is possible thanks to the generous contributions of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association and AT&T Pioneers, as well as many of our wonderful community partners whose support makes this event a success.

The Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 composed of civic minded business and community leaders dedicated to supporting the goals and mission of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

The AT&T Pioneers is a network of volunteers whose goal is to effect immediate and tangible change in our community.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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