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…

December 22, 2018 Volunteers from B & A Entertainment Services, Bradford Family Reunion, and Armor of God Motorcycle Ministries brought joy, laughter and a multitude of toys to 55 needy families with 169 children in the Greater Las Vegas area. It was the 6th Annual Adopt-A-Family/Toys for Toys event where we showered families with good…

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…

Collaboration Center is a vast disability network that is focused on social Inclusion, family and peer engagement, recreation, therapy, and education. Today we are developing a family-centered comprehensive campus to house providers, agencies, and non-profits serving those with different and unique abilities, as well as their families. Our multidisciplinary partnerships serve individuals, peers, and family…

Kyler founded Kyler’s Kicks after being stabbed in his chest over his shoes in 6th grade at school. Kyler finds healing for his PTSD through healing by giving. Kyler’s Kicks has given away over 50,000 pairs of shoes since the day Kyler was stabbed. In 2019, after Kyler’s own family became homeless due to the…

This is a critical time for victims of violence. Shelter in chase policies and financial hardship increase the risk of abuse. Food insecurity is already a reality for many of our survivors and many of the grocery store shelves can put them in further danger. For this reason, we’re considered an essential to our community…

“Keep fighting, keep pushing, don’t give up. These words are Cindy’s mantra. In the last year, she experienced hardship that she never could have imagined. After losing her housing, she and her daughter, Meghan, slept on church floors for 6 months. Although Cindy was happy to not be on the streets, she knew that she wanted…

Our Summer Adventure Day Camp features fun, inclusive, hands-on activities. Students are immersed in lessons that engage them and keep them learning and adventuring outdoors. Each day is a different outdoor, scientific theme and will include daily guest speakers from the community, crafts, experiments, and lots of time in the outdoors. Campers enroll in week-long…

We are so thankful for your interest in joining us to help others! Due to Covid, we’ve had to seriously alter our volunteer program and are just now slowly, cautiously opening up to some new volunteers. Going forward, in order to ensure continuity of serving our clients as well as the safety of our staff…

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