Moon Valley Nurseries donated $35,000 to high school football programs, including five schools in Nevada. The $1,000 sponsorships assisted with equipment and travel at the Arbor View, Basic, Bonanza, Coronado and SLAM Academy programs.
Burlington Stores Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, is donating $10,000 to Doris M. Reed Elementary School to celebrate its new store at 2150 N Rainbow Blvd. Donations will be used for classroom supplies.
Miss Nevada Jr. Teen 2019, Roniesha Cruz, presented Assistance League of Las Vegas President Liz Gibson with school supplies that were collected by pageant participants. These items will be distributed to children in need in the Clark County School District through the Operation School Bell program.
Lyft announced that Shade Tree and Salvation Army of Southern Nevada are the quarterly recipients of its Las Vegas-area grants program. Developed in 2018, the local grants initiative helps Lyft identify and connect with hard-working nonprofits and bridge transportation gaps for individuals and families. Lyft also launched a partnership with Hope for Prisoners as part of its Jobs Access Program. The program will provide rides for clients that have secured a job following the completion of the re-entry program until they receive their first paycheck and begin to pay for their own transportation.
One Nevada Credit Union presented a check for $2,665 to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada after matching the donations from its fall shred event. The shredding service is free, but donations were accepted to benefit Make-A-Wish. The donations help the local chapter in its mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Christy and Alan Molasky are donating $25,000 to fund scholarships for military veterans enrolled at Touro University. This is the second $25,000 commitment the Las Vegas couple has made to Touro for scholarships in the past five years, citing a desire to ensure easy access to private, secondary higher education for veterans interested in pursuing degrees in the medical field.
Cox Communications donated and installed Cox Technology Centers at Salvation Army‘s Owens Social Services Campus and Shade Tree. The center at Salvation Army is part of the organization’s vocational training program and provides participants and other shelter residents access to the internet for activities like job searching, school research and résumé writing. The Shade Tree center provides a space for women to use computers and donated technology as they job search and begin building new connections. Each center is valued at approximately $10,000.
Sahara Las Vegas joined the fight against breast cancer through its new philanthropic and employee volunteerism division, Sahara Cares, raising more than $7,000 for the cause. In its first community partnership under the new brand name and resort leadership, Sahara team members held fundraisers, donated money and participated in the American Cancer Society‘s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder donated more than 1,900 nonperishable food items to Veterans Village during its Scare Away Hunger food drive. Additionally, its Decatur and Boulder locations are hosting the seventh annual Feed A Family program through December 15. The initiative helps provide boxes of food to local families through partnerships with food pantries. For every 12,000 True Rewards points contributed, Arizona Charlie’s will purchase one food box, which feeds a family of four.
Darin and Patricia Feinstein, Eddie Griffin, and Stephen and Judi Siegel have again teamed up for the seventh annual Holiday Give Back fundraising campaign to benefit Shade Tree. Guests who dine at Fatburger, 3763 Las Vegas Blvd. South, or El Dorado Cantina, 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, are invited to support Shade Tree by making a donation through December 31. All proceeds will go directly to the shelter, combined with donations from Griffin, the Feinsteins and the Siegels.
MassMedia presented more than 78,000 food items to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. Since 2006, the agency has partnered with its extensive network of media and vendor partners, clients and friends to make this a successful project every year.
Howard & Howard donated $12,500 to the YMCA of Southern Nevada‘s annual Strong Kids Campaign. The funds provide scholarships for memberships and programming to underprivileged youth and families. The donation is part of the law firm’s 12 Months of Giving initiative, a yearlong charitable campaign involving all of its offices and their respective communities.
Linda Smith launched the Christopher Smith Foundation, an organization she and her family created to support the caregiving community. Established in her son’s name, the foundation is dedicated to supporting those within the professional caregiving field who care for vulnerable citizens living with profound disabilities.