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Backpacks and Burgers for Kids at School Fair

Backpacks and Burgers for Kids at School Fair

 

Supplies for more than 1,500 children are available at an upcoming back-to-school fair.

Residents are invited to attend the annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Doolittle Community Center at 1950 N. J St.

Many community partners will be on hand to help prepare kids for the new school year. Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out to them while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Childhood immunization shots will be available, so residents should bring their child’s immunization records in order to participate. Children of all ages can enjoy free hamburgers from Fatburger, which is donating 2,000 burgers. There will also be face painters, vendors, music and more while supplies last.

Students in Need Go Back to School Shopping

Students in Need Go Back to School Shopping

The Salvation Army teamed with Target to provide 58 students in need with a chance to go back to school shopping Tuesday.

The students were given $80 gift cards to use at the Target near Decatur Boulevard and Meadows Lane. The kids bought school supplies and clothing. One woman was able to get help for her six children.

"Financially it helps hugely. Anything we can get help with is a blessing. It truly is. I'm a single mom working trying to take care of my own. We can only do what we can do and it's just a beautiful thing that a community service helps out," said Ghenica Sinclair.

The money came from donations to The Salvation Army and from Target.  "The economy has been such a difficult time for our families, so we're just so grateful that we're able to come along and help along this way," said Rhonda Lloyd a major at The Salvation Army. 

 

Bring Soup, Swim Free at Municipal Pool

Bring Soup, Swim Free at Municipal Pool

Teenagers can swim free at the City of Las Vegas Municipal Pool on July 30 for a donation of two cans of soup or other food.

The Souper Mid-Summer Pool Party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. All canned goods will be donated to a local food bank. Kids will enjoy swimming, snacks, music by a local DJ, and information tables for area youth councils and other youth opportunities. Call 229-6242 for more information.

The city of Las Vegas has many events and facilities that offer a wide range of activities for youth and adults to enjoy. These activities are intended to enhance the wellness and healthy lifestyles of a city population rich in diversity. For more information, go online to www.lasvegasparksandrec.com and www.artslasvegas.org.

University of Phoenix Helps Agassi Boys & Girls Club

The University of Phoenix will present the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club Library on Wednesday with 645 children’s books collected from Valley campus locations and a check for $5,000 to support the organization’s educational programs.

The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. at Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club Library, 800 Martin Luther King Blvd. Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow and University of Phoenix Territory Vice President Kathy Gamboa will discuss the importance of literacy and the educational programs and partnerships in place that help school-aged kids beginning the 2011-2012 school year.

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.

Donation Station Coming to Downtown

A retired parking meter will be painted red and set downtown to bring in money for our city's homeless.

The parking meter is part of a partnership between the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the City of Las Vegas. The coins gathered through the parking meter will go to the city's Housing and Homeless Services program. According to the 2011 Homeless Count 9,432 people are homeless in southern Nevada. The recession has increased demand for basic services. The money gathered by the parking meter will help fill that gap.

Delta Sigma Theta is a sorority started in 1913 at Howard University. It will unveil the special parking meter at a convention at The Mirage Thursday. 

Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

Restaurant Turns Profits Over to Charity for Troops

A meal at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will help the men and women serving in our military. 

All day Monday 100 percent of the profits from all Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Las Vegas restaurants will go to Soldiers and Families First. Soldiers and Families First is a charity that provides care packages for deployed members of the military around the world. Money from this fundraiser will be used to buy items for the care packages that will then be assembled by Raising Cane employees and families of those serving overseas.

Locations of Raising Cane Chicken Fingers around the valley. Doors open at 9 a.m. closing times vary by location.

  • 4655 W. Charleston Blvd
  • 7550 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • 1120 E. Flamingo Rd
  • 5660 Centennial Center 
  • 7135 South Rainbow