Caring for Kidz

We have launched the Caring for Kidz (#caringforkidz) campaign in an effort to keep our littles protected during these times.  We know it may be difficult to explain why we are on a long break without being able to see friends, the next explanation is why face masks.  We want to ensure that every Tahoe Kid is covered. While we are lucky we live in a place with many outdoor options there may be a time when you need to take your little to the grocery store.  Even better let’s say KidZone museum re-opens and they require face masks (hypothetically speaking).  Sadly, this is our new reality so we want to find a way to make it comfortable and just part of our new routine.  Here is a great video about talking to your littles about face masks.

We teamed up with local mama Janie Miller. When the pandemic started, she quickly realized she could use her sewing skills to create face masks. She has now made over 300 face masks for the essential workers at Renown in Reno. She started selling adult face masks in her Etsy shop to help cover the costs of the face masks for our essential workers. She is passionate and wants to make sure our Tahoe Kidz are covered and so are we. If the demand is there, Janie will continue to push through and we appreciate her kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness in providing these for the kids in our community.

Kidz masks are fun patterns that kids will enjoy wearing. Boy/girl patterns and three sizes to start: toddler (2-4), little kids (5-7), and big kids (8+). Each mask is made of double layer cotton, pellon interfacing with elastic to go over your ears. They are breathable, reversible, washable and reusable! You can make a $13 donation below, for every 2 masks purchased one will be donated to a child in need here in our community, proceeds (after costs such as merchant fees & shipping) will go to the continued work of giving back to the essential workers as well as Tahoe Kidz relief of choice for the month. Submit your information below and donate via paypal (below) or venmo to @TahoeKidz.

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We hope Caring for Kidz is just the start of giving back to our local Kidz! If you receive a mask please post a picture of your little ones wearing it and make sure to hashtag #caringforkidz. Thank you for your support!

If your child is in need of a face mask or you know someone that needs one for their child please send us a message with name, address, age of their child to  We will start our list, as soon as masks start getting donated we will distribute them depending on availability.


Truckee + Tahoe Strong Decals benefiting Sierra Relief Kitchen in May!

It’s mid-May and we are excited to announce TWO ambitious projects for our Truckee/Tahoe Strong fundraising effort. This month, we are raising funds for Sierra Relief Kitchen so they can continue their good deeds feeding our community at no cost! Sierra Relief Kitchen is a collaborative effort to use available resources to provide for the Truckee community during these unprecedented times. Your purchase of a decal will help cover the cost of feeding those in need within the North Tahoe area. They provide meals for individuals and families in need on Thursdays and Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm from the Truckee Station. A great community effort that will be needing contributions for the unforeseen future. To date they have served of 7,000 FREE meals to our community!

But we aren’t stopping there!

We are also shooting for the stars with another ambitious goal: 2 Congratulations 2020 Seniors banners! 1 for Truckee and 1 for North shore to show ALL our Truckee/Tahoe Seniors we support them and we are proud of their efforts in these difficult times. The banner will be locally commissioned and printed to support our local businesses.

Are you with us? Decals can be ordered at our website and can be purchase at the Glenshire Market. HUGE thanks to our local Girl Scouts Troop 692 for getting the decals in local shops around the area, more shops coming soon.

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2nd Annual Mountain Mama Giveaway

Happy Quarantined Mother’s Day to all of our sweet Mountain Mamas! We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Mountain Mama Giveaway. Since we are all stuck at home, let’s make it fun and easy. Enter your best Quarantine Mom life picture as a comment on our Facebook page and the one with the most votes wins. Tell your friends to go vote and share the pic! We will pick our winner on Saturday at 1pm, items will be delivered by Mother’s Day. Check out what you can win:

Love & Lupines Floral Design
A beautiful Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement and a Produce Box
Value: $125

Truckee Tavern and Grill
Breakfast in bed kit, includes pancake mix, fresh squeezed orange juice, scramble egg and veggies, bacon, mixed fruit and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Value: $50

The Painted Vine
Painting starter kit including paint, brushes, and 4 canvases to get you set for your first few sessions via Facebook Live.
Value: $70

Facial in a box for an instant at home spa facial! Farmhouse Fresh Goods Skincare is 100% natural and naturally derived ingredients, and chock full of fruits, vegetables, milks, and more from U.S. farms, including their own. They have bountiful harvests, quick-pick immediate-extraction, and deliver instant benefits to your skin!
Value: $40

Tahoe Kidz Collection by Handspun By AC
Mountain Mama Decal, Shirt, and coffee mug. Show off your Mountain Mama gear this Mother’s Day.
Value: $50

We know it’s tough for small businesses at the moment so we are giving a huge thanks out to all who joined the fun, please check out their goodies, yummy food, and sweet gear!

***Must reside in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe***

Happy Quarantined Mother’s Day to all!

You can purchase a Mountain Mama decal below:

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