By Michelle Jackson, President and CEO – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada We know that chamber members were impacted by the pandemic and it required them to be flexible and change the way they do business. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada (JA) also had to change the way we approach our business of teaching life…

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation was founded by Georgene’ “Gina” Glass. Mother two children with the youngest ,Gia diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) at birth. In 2016, Gina and her family relocated to Nevada to find no specific resources for people of any age affected by SCD or their siblings and caregivers. After a few scary…

Kristin and Elisabeth were matched in 2017. A shy 9-year-old at the time, Elisabeth took some time to open up to her new Big Sister, but the two introverts slowly bonded over craft projects, movie dates and window shopping. Now by the time their visits are over, Elisabeth is laughing, asking questions, and throwing out…

St. Vincent’s Food Pantry The St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is also open.  As with the Dining Room, we will be offering our standard food pantry services. We are asking client to maintain social distancing while waiting. Thanks you for your patience as we work to safely offer these much needed services to our community. St.…

Check out these cozy embroidered sweatshirts for our food pantry and dining room staff! Thank you North American Embroidery for donating them and the many other merch and embroidery services you’ve provided over the years. #CommunityPartners #ThankfulThursday #RenoTahoeUSA

Carson City Senior Center to reopen Monday, May 3; volunteers needed The Carson City Senior Center, located at 911 Beverly Drive, will reopen on Monday, May 3 with regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dining will return to dine-in and the drive thru will end on Friday, April…

The Domestic Violence Resource Center’s new normal: Restrictions on traditional shelter capacity and requiring social distancing amongst individuals at our three residential facilities continue to be our new normal. Our emergency shelter program has expanded to include sheltering at local long-stay motels. The number of new shelter/motel bed nights increased by more than 40% from March…

Due to the recent health crisis of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Friends in the Desert has implemented changes in regards to Volunteers, Food Preparation and Service.  See all the details at this link.

Capability Health’s pediatric and adult healthcare services remain fully operational and are considered an essential medical service in the communities we serve. Our Early Intervention Program has moved 100% to telehealth. We offer the option of telehealth or in-person Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for children in our Las Vegas and Reno clinics but…

May 15-22,2020 marked our first ever virtual race for hope. We want to thank all of you that supported our organization during this time. It was amazing to see the support from across the nation. We would like to give a special shoutout to @gare0504 and @deb0405 as they donated $100 per mile @deb0405 road…