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Volunteers Fix Up House for Veterans

Volunteers Fix Up House for Veterans

 

Hundreds of volunteers spent Wednesday morning painting walls, swapping out carpet and sprucing up landscaping at a house used by the non-profit The Key Foundation.

The Key Foundation provides homeless and unemployed veterans with a place to live and help finding a job. It is the oldest continuously operating veterans’ service organization in Las Vegas. The newly renovated house is near 15th Street and Bonanza Road.

The workers were from the Home Depot and The Mission Continues. It was part of the Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service. The campaign started on September 11 and continues through November 11. The retail giant has spent the past two months in service projects around the country dedicated to the men and women who serve the country in the military.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org

 

Nonprofit Groups Wanted for Funding Applications

Nonprofit Groups Wanted for Funding Applications

 

Local nonprofit groups are invited to apply for funding through the city.

Beginning today, the city of Las Vegas is accepting applications from 501C(3) or 501C(4) nonprofit organizations for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grants. Priority consideration and funding will be given to applications addressing:

School Adopts Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

School Adopts Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

Spread the Word Nevada, a non-profit children's literacy group, last week partnered with the Windsong Trust and adopted Vail Pittman Elementary School in Las Vegas.

This marks Spread the Word Nevada's 25th school adoption since it was founded in 2001, and the second of three schools funded by the Windsong Trust through a $100,000 grant awarded to continue the organization's mission of advancing childhood literacy. A total of three schools will be adopted by the end of the year through this community partnership.

The adoption celebration took place in the school's multipurpose room with two kickoff assemblies presented to approximately 600 students, followed by a distribution of one book bag and five books to each student. PBS Inside Education joined the celebration and covered the event for a segment on its regular show, which will air at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Schools to Receive Supply Donation

Schools to Receive Supply Donation

 

A handful of downtown-area elementary schools will receive needed supplies from Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin.

Coffin will be delivering supplies to Ward 3 elementary schools beginning at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave.

The deliveries will include 2,600 of each of the following supplies to be distributed among the schools: glue sticks; boxes of Kleenex; spiral notebooks; folders; and packages of loose leaf paper. Other supplies also will be provided.

The elementary schools that will be receiving supplies include:

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada will hold its Reunion Bar-B-Que Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Doggie District, 3223 N. Rainbow, will host the event. Group-friendly dogs are encouraged to attend, or join us for the BBQ without your dog. Cost is $10 per dog and the people eat free or $10 if you attend without your dog.

Please RSVP the number of people attending to: rescuegolden1@aol.com. Please pay at the door; 100 percent of the proceeds go to the rescue. Please bring folding chairs.  Raffle prize donations are greatly appreciated. Contact rescuegolden1@aol.com if you can help.

 

Restaurant Week Aids Food Bank Through Dining Deals

More than 120 restaurants will take part in what will be a two-week event this year.

Five years ago, Three Square was a fledgling food bank that was trying to raise both funds and awareness about hunger in Southern Nevada. Its inaugural Restaurant Week, the goal of which was to do both, involved 51 restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal