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Homeless Veterans Get Help with Groceries

Homeless Veterans Get Help with Groceries

Albertsons donated thousands in gift cards to the newest facility for homeless veterans in southern Nevada.

The new apartment complex is being run by U.S. Vets. The group refurbished the building at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road to allow 25 veterans that were on the streets to now have a home. Tuesday Albertsons gave the veterans $5,000 in gift cards plus furniture for their new homes. The money will allow the veterans to stock their cupboards and fridges with much needed nutritious food.

The new facility does not just provide veterans with a place to live it also gives them access to counselors and case workers to help them learn life skills and budget management to keep them off the streets.

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 

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

 

Eat out for a good cause today on International Children’s Day, as 13 local restaurants help mark the occasion.

They will participate in the Building Champions against the Odds Campaign to benefit Nevada Children’s Center (NCC) and commemorate International Children’s Day. Nevada Children’s Center takes part in the global commemoration of children though the Campaign.

These area restaurants have pledged to donate between 10-20 percent of revenue to Nevada Children’s Center, but you must bring a flyer available at www.nccenter.org with you to qualify for the donation.

The Campaign will help NCC in its mission to empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing therapeutic day treatment, behavior modification, and in-home parenting resources in partnership with foster care and child protective advocates and agencies.

Local Musician Sings for Record and Charity

Local Musician Sings for Record and Charity

A Las Vegas musician is turning his effort to break a world record into a charity event.

Jefferson Montoya will be attempting to put on the world's longest continuous solo concert from Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, June 3. Under the rules set out by the Guinness Book of World Records the artist can have only 30 seconds between songs and only five minutes of rest for every 60 minutes of playing time. Which means Montoya will play 44 hours straight from Wednesday night through Friday morning. And he will also try to beat the world record for the most pieces of music performed by a solo artist in a 24 hour period. The current record stands at 139 pieces of music.

The singer has also decided to turn the event into a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. The money raised at the event will benefit the charity's efforts in areas hit by the devastating tornadoes in Missouri. 

The concert and fundraiser will be held at Tommy Rocker's Cantina and Grill. 

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Want free tickets to Blue Man Group? Donate food to Three Square this Saturday and they’re yours.

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Three Square to host the Summer Stock Up food drive where locals can exchange nonperishable food items for a complimentary show ticket. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Man Group Theatre inside The Venetian.

People can bring a bag of nonperishable food items in exchange for one complimentary ticket per person to either the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. performance the same evening and a 15 percent off coupon to the Blue Man Group retail store, while supplies last. All food collected will benefit children from low-income homes, who are unable to take advantage of school lunch programs due to summer break.

Three Square’s list of needed items for patrons to choose from:

Pillowcases Provide Comfort To Children Facing Serious Illness

Close to 100 brightly colored pillowcases were delivered to clients of the Children's Specialty Center of Nevada on Thursday.

The event coincided with a visit from Cindy Kerr of ConKerrCancer.org.  Kerr's non profit organization is responsible for more than 300,000 personalized pillowcases sent around the world to children facing life threatening illnesses. Kerr started making the pillowcases when her son was being treated for cancer in the hospital to help combat the generic hospital atmosphere. In addition, Kerr, along with her daughter Katie wrote the book 'A Case For Adventure" which highlights the story of a cancer patient, George, who embarks on wonderful journeys inspired by magical pillowcases.