Tahoe Women's Services is a community-based organization providing direct services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and other individuals in crisis in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. In fact, it's the only such agency in the region.

The goal of TWS, an independent, non-profit agency that has been doing the good work since 1985, is to ensure that every person has the right to live a life free of violence and abuse. TWS also provides safety nets - emergency shelter, food, clothing, transportation, etc. - for those moving through crisis to self sufficiency.

But the good deeds come at a cost. It's not cheap to see to all the needs of the abused while maintaining four office sites (in Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village), a shelter, and 22 staff members.

So to help mitigate some of the expenses incurred by Tahoe Women's Services, [R432R, Sugar Bowl] has donated 1,000 lift tickets to TWS, which then sells them and pockets the proceeds.

The special Tahoe Women's Services lift tickets will be sold for $25 each and will be valid Saturday, Dec. 13. The tickets must be purchased by Dec. 12 and only through Tahoe Women's Services.