In the past two weeks, many Las Vegas businesses and organizations have donated money and held fundraisers for the those affected by the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip. Here are a few examples.
A number of Las Vegas businesses are donating money to help those affected by the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting. Others are holding fundraisers. For the next few weeks, the Giving Back feature of the Las Vegas Business Press will focus on these efforts.
A red 2017 FIAT 500 Pop is being offered as a grand prize to benefit City Lights Art Gallery at 3 E. Army St. in Henderson.
After a successful paper icon drive in April to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, representatives from Dunkin’ Donuts Las Vegas presented the charity with a $7,554 check Aug. 3. The donations were collected to help send kids to Camp Cartwheel, a three-night camping experience designed to give critically ill children time to have fun.
On July 27, Walmart, on behalf of the Walmart Foundation, presented Three Square Food Bank with a $46,150 State Giving grant to support the organization’s BackPack for Kids Program. Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. Following the check presentation, representatives from Three Square and Walmart packed backpacks for the BackPack for Kids Program. This initiative provides bags of nutritious, single-serving, ready-to-eat food items each Friday during the school year and summer months, to children who might otherwise go without during weekends and long breaks from school.
United Way of Southern Nevada’s (UWSN) Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) has announced that it invested a record-breaking $543,114 into the community to change lives and help families break the cycle of poverty.
With the new school year set to begin in August, many students are still in need of new athletic shoes and supplies to help get them off on the right foot. This year, The Rogers Foundation and Assistance League of Las Vegas gear up for the new school year with the Heart to Sole new athletic shoe and school supply drive to benefit the Operation School Bell campaign.
Nevada Realtors are working with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the state to collect school supplies for students served by the clubs.
As part of its employee charitable giving campaign, Fuel for Life, Southwest Gas presented a check in the amount of $3,793.51 to Travis Crowder, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley. Employees selected Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley as a nonprofit of choice in Fuel for Life for the program’s two-year giving cycle for 2017-2018.
New furnishings, paint, cabinets, kitchens, flooring and many other home improvements greeted Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth clients when they returned home from school and work recently. The renovations and upgrades to eight NPHY Independent Living Program residences and two NPHY Emergency Shelters were made through the generosity of associates and business partners of Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas to the nonprofit’s aging properties.