Approximately 60 volunteers associated with the International Roofing Expo worked with Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada to provide repairs to two Henderson homes for the expo’s Community Service Day. In addition, Community Service Day sponsor Sika Sarnafil gave $20,000 to RTSNV. Other volunteers and sponsors included Damato Enterprises, ABC Supply, D & L Roofing, Carlisle Syntec Systems, Georgia Pacific, CentiMark and others.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Women Leadership Initiative helped gather nearly a ton of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for Dress for Success Southern Nevada.
Milk Money Limited owner Ray Milner, Milk Money Limited and Sierra Vista High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program teacher Angel Samson introduced the Las Vegas Art and Fashion Program, an educational youth fashion program for students age 14 to 20. It’s the first of its kind in the area, with support from the Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America Explorers Program. Students can learn about fashion and other art-related industries.
More than 30 teenagers from area high schools participated in a runway show at Downtown Summerlin wearing fashions by Dillard’s. The teens, along with their mothers, were members of the National Charity League and Young Men’s Service League Las Vegas chapters, and have collectively performed thousands of hours of community service at dozens of nonprofit organizations.
In partnership with Wells Fargo Bank and ChoiceCenter Leadership University, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas gave the keys to a Habitat home to Tiffany Stewart, her three young children and her nephew. In partnership with ChoiceCenter Leadership University, Habitat for Humanity dedicated a home to Ana Rosas-Hernandez.
Canadian Shaun Stephens-Whale set a record for climbing the stairs of the Stratosphere. He did it in 7 minutes, 3 seconds, at Scale the Strat, which raised more than $225,000 to help the American Lung Association.
Steve Wynn donated $60,000 to the Las Vegas Urban League.
Sunset Station employees built eight bikes for Hollingsworth Elementary School students.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican awarded $319,635 in grants to five nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas:
• $100,000 for medical care for the homeless — Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada;
• $100,000 for health care and navigation services — Southern NV CHIPs, Clark County Fire, Henderson Fire & Police, Las Vegas Fire, North Las Vegas Fire;
• $20,000 for transportation for home-bound seniors — Boulder City Lend a Hand;
• $45,000 for expansion of evidence-based programs for seniors — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV;
• $54,635 for implementing a promotoras program in Nevada — Visión y Compromiso.
DeVry University launched a Veterans Resource Room at its campus at 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 150, Henderson. Furniture for the room was donated by the Cosmopolitan.
Appreciation Financial donated time and resources to Cashman Middle School. Improvements include fresh paint, a revamped cafeteria and staff break room, and an amphitheater-style outdoor learning space.
Chaparral High School principal Lolo James was awarded an “All in for Students Award” by Communities in Schools.
98.5 KLUC’s Gown Town raised approximately $6,000 for HELP of Southern Nevada. Previously worn formal dresses and gowns were collected at locations of Al Phillips Cleaners and sold at the event.
City National Bank awarded 121 “Reading is the Way Up” literacy grants totaling more than $90,000 to support literacy-based projects as well as financial literacy to elementary, middle and high schools in Nevada, California, New York and Georgia. Nevada recipients included Courtney McMains, C.T. Sewell Elementary; Amy Ybarra, Lorna Kesterson Elementary; Christina Cozby, Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary; Colette Forget, D’Vorr & Hal Ober Elementary; Terri Castillo, Evelyn Stuckey Elementary; Shaunna Sherman, Helen Jydstrup Elementary; Michael DeSario, Jack Dailey Elementary; Suzanne Whiddon, John C. Bass Elementary; Lyle Galante, Joseph Neal Elementary; Linda Doole, Jydstrup Elementary; Lynn Wilson, Kit Carson International Academy; Tiffanie Petersen, Lilly and Wing Fong Elementary; Virginia Mosier, Myrtle Tate Elementary; Christia Osborn-Preston, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School; Joel Broome, West Career and Technical Academy; Jill Kotas, Wing and Lilly Fong Elementary; Marianne Ekenstam, Grant M. Bowler Elementary; and Jinnie Anderson, Addeliar Guy Elementary.
Subaru of America and Subaru of Las Vegas donated $31,752.87 to Red Rock Search & Rescue and $41,711.89 to Safe Nest.
Sands Cares, the charitable branch of Las Vegas Sands Corp., gave $10,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada.
Cox Charities gave $11,000 to the Animal Foundation.
Nevada State Bank donated $10,000 to Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada.
The 2017 Las Vegas Polar Plunge drew more than 110 participants and raised more than $35,000 for Special Olympics Nevada.
Ri Ra Las Vegas raised more than $8,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Smithfield Foods and Albertsons donated more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Food Bank.
Amerigroup Nevada donated $10,000 to After-School All-Stars Las Vegas to support the organization’s All-Star Soccer Tournament.
Credit One Bank donated a total of $34,000 to HELP of Southern Nevada and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.