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Giving back

The National Charity League’s Green Valley Chapter Class of 2017 will host two “Gossip Girl”-themed fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m., March 12, at Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, to benefit Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT). The identical shows will be held on the lower level of Kohl’s court and feature fashions from the “Upper East Side.”

While admission is free, donations of sports balls are encouraged for use in FEAT’s programs. The NCL is a nonprofit organization for mothers and daughters to participate in philanthropic work, leadership development and cultural activities from grades 7 through 12. The Class of 2017 is in their 5th year of service and has donated more than 5,500 hours to 32 philanthropic organizations to date.

Legal education event benefits nonprofits

A total of $21,500 was raised for nonprofit organizations which provide legal services to those who cannot otherwise afford it.

Registration funds from “Entertaining Ethics,” sponsored by Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, will benefit four charities, including Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Southern Nevada Senior Law Program and Nevada Legal Services. The keynote speaker was former Las Vegas mayor, Oscar Goodman, and the event was held at the Mob Museum.

Food drive aids Ronald McDonald House

The Las Vegas community came together Feb. 9 for the 15th annual food drive for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. Residents donated more than 16,500 pounds of food and supplies, valued at over $28,000 at local Smith’s stores. Raffle ticket sales, donations and gift cards totaled over $12,000, and the Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee presented a check for $500.

More than 250 volunteers came out to help, from greeting shoppers to collecting donations. Ronald McDonald himself visited Smith’s at Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch, where he accepted a $1,000 check from Smith’s on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The overflow of food went to two organizations who also volunteered — Vegas Youth Ambassadors and the Ninth Island Aunties.

The Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas provides a “home away from home” for families who must travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.

The food, supplies and cash donations will help provide for the families who stay at Ronald McDonald House all year.

Annual luncheon presented by Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice will hold its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon March 8 at the Orleans. The expo portion of the event starts at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The theme this year is, “Imagining Life…A Crescendo to the End.” The keynote speaker, Dr. BJ Miller, is a nationally-known speaker and physician. Miller will discuss the Zen Hospital Project, “The Art of Dying Well,” which engages participants in understanding the sensory awareness of life’s richness and how we can change the experience of dying. $75, per person; $700, table for 10.

For information, call Stephanie Forbes, Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or visit www.nah.org.

DC Building Group teams with Nevada Title

DC Building Group and Nevada Title Co. collected new and gently used children’s books for donation to Clark County School District schools. Throughout February, residents dropped off books appropriate for children in grades K-5 at several locations.

The books were donated to local CCSD schools prior to Nevada Reading Week, an annual initiative for teachers and librarians to celebrate reading among students, Feb. 29 – March 4, coinciding with with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This year’s theme was “Read Explore And Discover.”

The books will be used by children to practice reading, then kept by the school libraries for use throughout the year.

Nevada Title Co. has helped one of the schools, Ira J. Earl Elementary School, for 17 years as part of a partnership with the Clark County School District Focus School Project.

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