Catholic Charities raises nearly $200k for programs

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada raised nearly $200,000 at the sixth annual Heart of Hope Luncheon at Red Rock Resort April 22. The money raised will help support CCSN’s suite of 20 diverse programs that help roughly 100,000 residents each year regardless of race, religion or creed.

This year’s recipients of the Heart of Hope Award were Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican and former CCSN executive director, Ed Skonicki.

Miracle Flight event raises funds

to help

Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organization, will join forces with local influencers including The Refined Agency, RAW Fitness, and Cirrus Aviation May 14 to bring awareness to Miracle Flights and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s 4969 Retrofit Project. The fundraising event, “The Dream Flight,” will feature live music, celebrity appearances and more. Each ticket purchased will grant the attendee a chance to win a seat on the Dream Flight, a private jet West Coast foodie tour traveling from Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle. Proceeds from the event will benefit Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s 4969 Retrofit Project as well as Miracle Flights.

General admission is $199, which includes event admission, open bar, food samplings and one complimentary entry to win two seats on the Dream Flight. To purchase tickets and sponsorship packages, visit

Call Jennifer Bradley at 702-433-4331 or 702-234-9385 for more information.

Habitat for Humanity builds home #107

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas raised the walls on its 107th home May 3, in collaboration with the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

The three-bedroom home is the 13th Habitat Las Vegas house that the association has supported. Besides donating $100,000 for the construction, the association’s volunteers also helped build the home, which is adjacent to the six single-family homes Habitat Las Vegas completed on Merze Avenue and Ward Drive as part of Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization efforts in Henderson’s Pittman region.

Lamar Advertising gift targets

homeless youth

Lamar Advertising Co. has partnered with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth to bring awareness about youth homelessness facing Southern Nevada and the partnership’s Safe Place mobile crisis intervention program.

The Lamar donation, valued at almost $150,000, will help the partnership by displaying digital ads on 29 rotating billboards in high traffic areas over four weeks. Also, two vinyl billboards will be placed in locations with high numbers of homeless youth.

The vinyl billboards will be near Rancho High School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a year. Following the four-week run, Lamar will display digital messaging for partnership initiatives such as its drive to provide hot meals for homeless kids during the holidays.

Three Square campaign to Bag

Childhood Hunger

Contributions to Three Square Food Bank through May 31 will have double the impact thanks to the Bennett Family Foundation’s $500,000 pledge to match gifts toward the food bank’s fifth annual Bag Childhood Hunger initiative.

Joining the Bennett Family Foundation as sponsors are Barrick Gold Corp. and NV Energy Foundation. One in four children in Southern Nevada suffer from food insecurity. The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign will directly impact Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, including BackPack for Kids, Kids Cafe, Meet Up and Eat Up and FaVE! Last year, Three Square provided more than two million meals to hungry children in the community. To donate, visit

Affinity Gaming pledge to

combat Alzheimer’s

Affinity Gaming presented the 13th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference April 28, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest chapter, at the Henderson Convention Center. The conference featured information, education and research updates from Dr. Charles Bernick, associate director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of Memory Disorders Division and professor of neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Affinity Gaming kicked off its corporate citizenship commitment with the Alzheimer’s Association, pledging to contribute at least $100,000 in 2016 across the regional chapters where its 11 casinos are operated.

Affinity representatives gave Desert Southwest chapter Southern Regional Director Albert Chavez $5,000 toward meeting that goal.

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