The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 12

ChoiceCenter Leadership University gave $174,444 to Easter Seals Nevada.

Caesars Entertainment, its employees, chefs and entertainers organized $2 million in donations to assist those affected by the Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Strip.

Organized by Celebrity Cars Las Vegas, Hellkat Racers and 360 CarShow, the #VegasStrong Charity Car Meet raised more than $22,000 for the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. M Resort and its parent company, Penn National Gaming, donated proceeds, and an additional $28,000, to the National Compassion Fund Las Vegas, established by the National Center for Victims of Crime.

City National Bank donated $25,000 to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. A sister company of City National, RBC Wealth Management, donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross.

Essence Vegas donated more than $14,500 to Veterans Village.

Smith’s Food and Drug donated $9,000 to 12 Las Vegas high schools supported by Project 150.

HomeAid Southern Nevada helped U.S. VETS (United States Veterans Initiative) with a $460,000 kitchen renovation. The project enables US VETS to more efficiently open three times a day and serve more than 400 meals to formerly homeless veterans now living in the adjoining residential facility. Companies that assisted with the renovation included Woodside Homes of Nevada, Credit One Bank, Choice Center Leadership University, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, Bank of America and Home Depot.

Walker Furniture delivered new furniture and accessories for a “Reading Corner” in the library at Ira J. Earl Elementary School, and Spread the Word Nevada donated 400 books. Students at the school won Walker’s “All About Reading” competition by reading 1,172 books during Nevada Reading Week.

Daltile gave $10,000 to the Nevada SPCA.

Jersey Mike’s raised $23,111 for Opportunity Village during the chain’s national Month of Giving.

McDonald’s restaurants raised $53,124 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas scholarship program.

Volunteers from Southwest Medical Associates collected nearly 850 pounds of food for Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.

The Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City received a Renovation Grant Award of $636,826 through the Veterans Affairs Department’s State Homes Construction Grant Program.

Amazon and VanTrust Real Estate donated $10,000 to Mojave High School’s manufacturing and robotics program.

Volunteers from Penta Building Group sorted and packed 3,500 pounds of produce at Three Square Food Bank.

Jamba Juice donated $13,311 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Direct Energy donated $10,000 to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena campus. The money was used for a central monitoring station.

Andson was honored by Mutual of America as a 2016 Merit Finalist for the Community Partnership Award and received a check for $25,000. Andson was selected for its Piggy Bank project, which provides students with weekly hands-on banking experiences.

Gallagher Group International facilitated a donation of 41,000 pounds of dog food that will enable Three Square Food Bank to support partner agencies that assist animals and pet owners in need.

The Junior League of Las Vegas donated $200,000 to HELP of Southern Nevada for the nonprofit’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.

NV Energy expanded its outreach with the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth by donating a truck, toiletries and canned goods. The company joined the Safe Place Mobile Crisis Intervention Program and donated $20,000 — through the NV Energy Foundation — toward expanded emergency shelter and NPHY Drop-In Center needs.

Eckrich and Albertson’s partnered to give James Bassett and his family a year of groceries. The surprise was part of a national campaign by Eckrich to support military families through its partnership with Operation Homefront.

Life Time Athletic Green Valley’s “Ride for a Reason” raised more than $62,000 to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation.

AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah earned the Silver level President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the White House. Employees who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award include Kimberly Yusunas (Warm Springs office), Carol Lindenmuth (Anthem office), Catherine Contreras (Green Valley office) and Steven Ririe (West Lake Mead office).

Three Square Food Bank recognized 23 individuals and 11 volunteer groups at an awards ceremony and breakfast. Volunteer groups recognized were MGM Resorts International, City of Las Vegas Volunteers, North Zone Missionaries, Desert Spring United Methodist Hunger Helpers, LM&B’s ,Ladies Making a Difference, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Volunteers, Opportunity Village Job Discovery Program, Nellis Air Force Base Volunteers, Williams Sonoma and Wynn/Encore Resorts. Individuals recognized were: Cathy Austin, Patricia Sondakh-Rupisan, David Bartlett, Jack Boone, Rudy Sanchez and Kate Kinley, Meredith Peters, Carolyn Kosowsky, Wilma Ellison, Tom Howerter, Trish Watkins, Jeff Davis, Patti Ekes, Maggie Wagner, Lucille Wexler, Herb Hamby, Lois Hardy, Terry Horowitch, William “Chuck” Lewis, Amy Laws, Skip Hartley, and Denise and Fernandas Jackson.

City National Bank donated $5,000 to Three Square Food Bank in support of its Bag Childhood Hunger program. The Bennett Family Foundation matched the donation.

Bank of Nevada volunteers, including bank CEO John Guedry, helped build a garden for students at Halle Hewetson Elementary School. Along with the raised-bed planting areas, volunteers helped to create two outdoor classroom areas, a harvesting table, and a commercial grade composter.

Nevada State Bank colleagues taught students at Ruby Thomas Elementary School about financial savings, including identifying safe and unsafe places to keep money, evaluating spending choices and identifying money-saving choices. Terry Shirey, president and CEO of the bank, presented a check for $8,000 to the school.