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Nonprofit Holding 'Clean Out Your Closet' Event


A nonprofit dedicated to helping people battling cancer is holding a clothing drive Saturday.

Angels of Las Vegas want people to clean out their closets and donate gently used items to the charity. Clothing will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three drop-off points around southern Nevada:

  • Angels of Las Vegas Office - 6655 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite B200
  • Hollywood Hair & Beauty Supply - 4850 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 45
  • All Out Collision Center - 545 W. Sunset Road, Henderson

The event is being sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Money raised through the clothing drive will help pay for the services Angels of Las Vegas offer, including cancer support groups, educational workshops and healthy lifestyle programs.

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

The largest nonprofit hospice in southern Nevada is the drop-off point for a back-to-school drive for two elementary schools.

Nathan Adelson Hospice will be collecting all kinds of back-to-school items from now until August 22. The hospice will donate the items to students at Taylor Elementary, 144 Westminster Way, Henderson, and Sunrise Acres Elementary, 211 North 28th Street.

They are looking for backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, glue sticks and anything else that a child would need for a typical school year. The items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the following locations:

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships


A local physical therapy practice recently took part in a large scholarship effort put on by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce awarded $107,000 in scholarships to 128 Clark County students from 20 area schools. The scholarships were presented to graduating high school students in financial need at the chamber’s 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the South Point.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy was a contributing sponsor of scholarships given to Alejandra Acosta of Rancho High School, Chloe Nieves of Silverado High School and Vilma Silva of Cheyenne High School. Each was awarded a scholarship to attend UNLV to continue her education in health care.

Each student will mentor with a Matt Smith professional during their undergraduate career and will be eligible to renew their scholarship if they meet GPA requirements.

Middle School Receives Hundreds of New Textbooks

Middle School Receives Hundreds of New Textbooks


Students at one southern Nevada middle school received hundreds of new books thanks to a donation by four organizations.

The students of R.O. Gibson Middle School got 1,500 textbooks Monday through the combined efforts of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, Another Joy Foundation, the Clark County School District and the Public Education Foundation. The textbooks are in both English and Spanish. They cover math, science, reading and writing.

The donation is part of a larger commitment from all the organizations involved. It is called LinkedUp for Learning. When the project kicked off in February, The Latin Chamber and Another Joy together donated 162,000 textbooks with a retail value of $6.8 million to students and teachers in southern Nevada. The groups have distributed books to at least 25 schools in the district.

Hundreds of Kids Get New Shoes

Hundreds of Kids Get New Shoes


As many as 500 kids in need are running around in new shoes thanks to a local charitable organization and a longtime southern Nevada business.

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, with the help of UnitedHealthcare, provided shoes and other free items to the students of Twin Lakes Elementary School. Many of the kids there come from low-income families. For many of the students at Friday’s event, the last time they got a new pair of shoes was a year ago at this same event. Volunteers helped the kids get the right fit, but the kids got to choose the style they wanted.

"It is fun to see the kids’ faces. How happy they are. How surprised they are that they can make a choice of a pair of shoes with nobody saying really anything but if you like them they are yours," Dave Allazetta with United Healthcare said.

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

A clinic that offers free health care is looking for more volunteers to help fill the growing need in the Las Vegas valley.

Community Care Clinic has two locations, one near Summerlin and the other downtown. It is looking for six additional doctors along with nurses, medical office personnel and a social worker. Organizers want to expand office hours and accommodate more people in need.

Right now, one clinic is only open the first and third Friday of each month for just two and a half hours. The second clinic is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The medical professionals would only have to donate as little as three hours of their time per month.

Everything from chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure to immediate health issues like cancer are treated at the clinics. The clinics have also worked out partnerships with laboratories and pharmacies to provide free and low-cost lab work and prescriptions.