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Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush: Donation Hours Extended December 27 to December 31

19 Dec 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush Donation Hours Extended December 27 to December 31 ’Tis the season to donate and Goodwill of Southern Nevada is busy preparing for the end of year giving rush. The last week and a half of December is historically Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s busiest time of the year for donations, with about 20% more people dropping off items at Goodwill donation centers between…

Win Private Concert from Recording Artist Aloe Blacc in Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Video Contest – New PSA From Seattle Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman

13 Dec 2014, Posted by Jay in Audio, Celebrity, Charity Events, Family, Giveaway, Medical, News, Sports, Video

Listen Carefully Contest Challenges Students to Create a PSA About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Which Affects 1 in 6 American teens   To raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss in teens, Listen Carefully, a Starkey Hearing Foundation program, launched a national video contest today challenging middle school and high school students (ages 13-18) to create public service announcements (PSAs) about the importance of hearing protection. The winning student(s) and their school…

Cowabunga Bay Waterpark Benefitting Boys & Girls Club

12 Dec 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Cowabunga Bay Waterpark Splashing Holiday Cheer Season Pass Sales to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada   Cowabunga Bay Waterpark is splashing holiday cheer in the community by donating $5 of all season pass sales now thru Dec. 31 to the local non-profit, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada. Nevada’s newest waterpark is scheduled to open for its second season March 28 with two new giant water…

$950,000 raised to support pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center

10 Dec 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

$950,000 raised to support pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center   Snowdrop Foundation presented a check to Texas Children’s Cancer Center for $120,000 at the 11th annual Cure Kid’s Cancer Radiothon.  This donation brings the total funds donated by Snowdrop Foundation to $950,000 over the past 8.5 years.   “We are proud to support Texas Children’s Cancer Center.  We are inspired by the children and their strength.” Kevin Kline,…

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Hosts 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert Featuring All Star Local Entertainment – Presented By Cadillac Of Las Vegas

10 Dec 2014, Posted by Jay in Audio, Business, Casinos, Celebrity, Charity Events, Comedy, Entertainment, Holiday, Hotels, Music, News, Nightlife

  Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Hosts 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert Featuring Many Local Entertainers Free admission for active and retired military personnel and for those who bring a new and unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will host the 6th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Benefit Concert, sponsored by Cadillac of Las Vegas,…

The Last Survivor Weekend to Honor Holocaust Survivors on 75th Anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland at The Venetian

04 Dec 2014, Posted by Jay in Audio, Casinos, Charity Events, Entertainment, Hotels, Music, News, Nightlife, On The Strip, Travel, Video

The Last Survivor Weekend to Honor Holocaust Survivors on 75th Anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland at The Venetian Events Scheduled at The Venetian Las Vegas December 11-14 The Last Survivor Weekend event will bring together a group of more than 100 Holocaust survivors, their children and others that want to learn more about the Holocaust from those that actually lived through it, Dec. 11-14 at The Venetian Las…

CASA Foundation Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive in Full Swing

02 Dec 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Family, Holiday, News

  Non-profit is hoping to provide a memorable Christmas for Clark County foster children   Every child should get to experience the joy of Christmas and that is why the CASA Foundation of Las Vegas hosts an Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive each holiday season. The toy drive will go through December 12 with drop off locations across the valley including Rachel’s Kitchen, Credit Union 1, Distill – A Local…

Fremont Street Experience Raised $10,000 for Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada from SlotZilla Revenue on October 30

25 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

    Fremont Street Experience Raised $10,000 for Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada from SlotZilla Revenue on October 30  Fremont Street Experience donated 100% of SlotZilla revenue to the Southern Nevada office of Susan G. Komen for everyone who flew on either the lower Zipline ($20) or upper Zoomline ($40) on Thursday, Oct. 30 from noon to 7 p.m. President of Fremont Street Experience, Jeff  Victor, and Director of…

Miracle Mile Shops Turns Fountain Blue in Support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

25 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, On The Strip

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS TURNS FOUNTAIN BLUE IN SUPPORT OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA   As part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will turn its fountain blue the entire month of December and donate all tossed change to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Through Dec. 31, the fountain will display a blue hue…

CPK Celebrates Downtown Summerlin Location Grand Opening with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada®

21 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

CPK Celebrates Downtown Summerlin Location Grand Opening with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada®   California Pizza Kitchen unveiled a brand new look and enhanced menu at its Downtown Summerlin location yesterday in what is being touted as CPK “Next Chapter.”  The grand opening festivities included hosting several Make-A-Wish families to a ceremonial “first pizza slicing” with CEO G.J. Hart and Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation, Brian Sullivan, pizza dough…

Help Homeless Kids Get a Hot Meal for the Holidays — Smith’s to Match Gift Card Donations — Several Ways to Help

20 Nov 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Food & Dining, Holiday, News

  Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth launches #pickupthetab to feed homeless teens for the holidays Online component of Plastic Food Drive to collect fast food, grocery store gift cards   Thanksgiving and Christmas can be unsettling and scary for homeless youth unable to be with family. While everyone else is enjoying a holiday feast, homeless teens are wondering when they will eat their next meal.   Smith’s Food & Drug…

Help Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign – November 21, 2014

17 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

  The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas Raising Awareness In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Become Part of #PurpleForAPurpose at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign on November 21st!   The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® Las Vegas is helping create awareness in the fight against pancreatic cancer, the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer deaths, by participating in Purple for a Purpose on November 21 at…

Las Vegas Legends to Host “Opportunity Village Game Day” on Sunday, November 23 with Partial Proceeds Benefitting Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity

15 Nov 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Entertainment, Family, News, Sports, Travel

OVIP, Alyssa Thayler, to Sing National Anthem at Las Vegas Legends vs. San Diego Sockers Game Fans can arrive early to cheer on local high school soccer Players in All-Star Game The Las Vegas Legends, Las Vegas’ only current major league sports team, announces the team will challenge its rival, the San Diego Sockers, on November 23 at 3:05 p.m. at the Orleans Arena. The game marks a special day…

Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Receives $245,000 Grant for Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic

10 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Receives $245,000 Grant for Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic LTFU Clinic Provides Specialized Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment facility, received a $245,000 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to further expand the Specialty Center’s Long-Term Follow-Up (LTFU) clinic for childhood cancer survivors. The LTFU clinic is the only one of its kind in…

Mark Shunock Announces Special Mondays Dark One Year Anniversary Event At The Joint Inside Hard Rock Hotel

03 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Entertainment

Mark Shunock Announces Special Mondays Dark One Year Anniversary Event At The Joint Inside Hard Rock Hotel Twenty Four Charities. One Night To Give Back. Join us as we celebrate our first year of giving back and announce our 2015 lineup of charities! Monday, December 15 at 7 pm Mark Shunock is proud to announce an unprecedented fundraising event, benefiting 13 local charities in one night. The special anniversary edition…

Arizona Charlie’s Players To Provide Holiday Meals with ace | PLAY

03 Nov 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Arizona Charlie’s Feed a Family Program To Provide Holiday Meals With ace | PLAY Points   Arizona Charlie’s Casinos customers will have the opportunity to provide a holiday meal to those who might otherwise go without, when they contribute their ace | PLAY points during the holiday season. Arizona Charlie’s will be having their 3rd Annual Feed a Family program which allows ace | PLAY members to contribute any amount…

Miracle Mile Shops Fountain Glows Blue for JDRF in Honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month

01 Nov 2014, Posted by Jay in Casinos, Charity Events, Health, Hotels, Medical, News, Nightlife, On The Strip, Travel

    In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will turn its fountain blue the entire month of November and donate all change tossed in to the Nevada Chapter of JDRF as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign. Through Nov. 30, the fountain will display a blue hue in between regularly scheduled water shows. Coins tossed in the…

Alexis DeJoria Unveils ‘Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness’ Race Car – Kicks-Off Free Mammograms for the Fans Campaign – FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR FEMALE RACE FANS AT NHRA TOYOTA NATIONALS IN LAS VEGAS

30 Oct 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Health, Medical, News, Nightlife, On The Strip, Sports, Travel

         NHRA Funny Car racer Alexis DeJoria, in partnership with Nevada Health Centers and The Patrón Spirits Company Three time race winner and quickest female in NHRA Funny Car history, drag racer Alexis DeJoria will kick-off her ‘Free Mammograms for the Fans’ program by unveiling a special one-weekend-only ‘Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness’ livery on her 10,000-horespower Patrón XO Cafe Toyota champion race car The unique hot pink,…

MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION AND BOOKS FOR KIDS TO OPEN NEW LIBRARY FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN IN LAS VEGAS ON NOVEMBER 7

29 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION AND BOOKS FOR KIDS TO OPEN NEW LIBRARY FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN IN LAS VEGAS ON NOVEMBER 7 First Mario Batali Foundation library in the state of Nevada and outside of New York The Mario Batali Foundation is excited to announce the opening of a new Books for Kids library in Las Vegas, serving 82 children year-round at the Acelero Learning Reach Out Center. This is the ninth…

Fremont Street Experience to Host Halloween FlightFest

22 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, DownTown Las Vegas

  Fremont Street Experience to Host Halloween FlightFest 100% of SlotZilla™ Revenue to Benefit Susan G. Komen on Oct. 30 Fremont Street Experience will donate 100% of SlotZilla revenue to the Southwest office of Susan G. Komen for everyone who flies on either the lower Zipline ($20) or upper Zoomline ($40) on Thursday, Oct. 30 from noon to 7 p.m.   Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office…

Heart Fusion Community Group Starting Toys 4 The Cure Challenge

18 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

Heart Fusion Group Creating Toys 4 The Cure Video Challenge   Heart Fusion, a community group dedicated to doing good in the community is asking the public to join its Toys 4 The Cure Challenge which will provide toys to children facing challenging medical treatments and conditions. Beginning Tuesday, October 21 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the group is asking citizens to help support the Las Vegas-based Cure 4 The…

Health & Harvest Festival plus Spooktacular Event October 25, 2014

16 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Family, Food & Dining

Health & Harvest Festival and Spooktacular Open House Benefiting Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas will officially usher in the Fall season with two events happening on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Health & Harvest Festival brings together a collection of artists, exercise enthusiasts, games, music and more!   Health & Harvest Festival – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas…

Photos/Video: The Venetian And The Palazzo Ends Waiting List For Veteran Care Through Donation To UNLV Dental Clinic

16 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO ENDS WAITING LIST FOR VETERAN CARE THROUGH DONATION TO UNLV DENTAL CLINIC Pete Boyd, SVP of Operations, Ceremoniously ‘Ripped Up’ Waiting List; Presented $70,000 Check for Supplies and Services     The team members of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo presented a check for $70,000 today to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine to…

Celebs, Puppy Fashion Show, Pet Mansion Auction Hit Town Square – Friday

15 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Fido, Mr. Wiggles and many more pups are bringing their swagger and snazziest get-ups … all for a very good cause. This Friday (October 17), HomeAid Southern Nevada will host its pet fashion show and live pet house auction at The Green at Town Square (located adjacent to Guitar Center and Pot Liquor CAS). Pups from Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and A Home 4 Spot will show off the latest…

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION GRANT STRENGTHENS MUSIC PROGRAMS AT WILLIAM E. ORR MIDDLE SCHOOL

13 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Music, News

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION GRANT STRENGTHENS MUSIC PROGRAMS AT WILLIAM E. ORR MIDDLE SCHOOL $2,496 Grant and Instrument Award Set for Delivery Thursday, Oct. 23   International House of Blues Foundation has awarded  a $2,496.35 grant in support of William E. Orr Middle School’s marching band as part of the 2014 Action for the Arts Grants.  The school will receive their new instruments and equipment on Thursday, Oct. 23 at…

Circus Couture “Unlocked” – Record Breaking Fundraiser

08 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

It’s a Record Breaker! Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” Raises $162,770 for Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Circus Couture Surpasses $500,000 in Donation History Circus Couture’s “Unlocked”, a celebration of extravagant performance, art and fashion, raised a record amount of money during its fifth anniversary performance on October 5, 2014, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Thanks to the generosity of several hundred guests who attended, Circus Couture’s “Unlocked”…

Get Beautiful and Support a Great Cause! WEU presents the interactive HD streaming of Life is Beautiful Festival to benefit U.S. schools and support youth empowerment initiatives via World Trust Foundation.

06 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Celebrity, Charity Events, Music

Get Beautiful and Support a Great Cause! WEU presents the interactive HD streaming of Life is Beautiful Festival to benefit U.S. schools and support youth empowerment initiatives via World Trust Foundation.   World Education University (WEU) is pleased to present the first-ever high-definition streaming event featuring select highlights from Life is Beautiful, a music, food, art and learning festival that takes place in Downtown Las Vegas October 24, 25 and…

Lev Restaurant Group Brands Support Down Syndrome Awareness Month

03 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

Lev Restaurant Group Brands Supporting Down Syndrome Awareness Month During the month of October, the Lev Restaurant Group will help raise funds and awareness for programs assisting those with Down syndrome, the most common genetic condition in the United States, affecting one in every 691 babies born in the U.S. each year. The locally owned and operated Lev Restaurant Group will involve several of its restaurant brands by donating a…

Internationally Recognized Creators of “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” to Host First Santa Run Summit, October 16 and 17

02 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, DownTown Las Vegas

Internationally Recognized Creators of “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” to Host First Santa Run Summit, October 16 and 17 Las Vegas’ Opportunity Village Invites Fellow Race Directors and Fundraisers to Sin City for Educational and Networking Conference   As one of the leaders in the popular world of philanthropic fun runs, Opportunity Village, a beloved Las Vegas nonprofit and creators of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, will hold its…

Nearly 4,000 Participants Expected at JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes

01 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

Nearly 4,000 Participants Expected at   JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Annual Walk Likely To Raise $542,000 For Diabetes Research         Nearly 4,000 walkers who represent families, local businesses, schools, and other community organizations touched in some way by type 1 diabetes (T1D) are expected at the JDRF Nevada Chapter’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at UNLV. The chapter…