HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 2012 EVENT Listings
Round It Up At Yard House
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.
“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign
Now through August
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. Those who donate cases or bottles of Real Water will have their donations matched by the company. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.
*Now at all four Whole Foods Market locations*
School Supply Drive
Now through August 20
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies such as dry erase markers, backpacks, three-ring notebooks, spiral notebooks, colored pencils, small sandwich bags, hand sanitizer, pencil cases, loose leaf paper, protractors, glue, pens, pencils, crayons, calculators, rulers, scissors, folders and Kleenex at the nonprofit’s 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.
HELP of Southern Nevada’s Boot Scootin’ Benefit
1 to 5 p.m.
A HELP of Southern Nevada benefit full of line dancing lessons, bull riding and psychic readings by Mystic Mona is being held at Gilley’s in Treasure Island from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 11. Tickets are $25 per person and is open to anyone age 12 and older. Teams of up to six people may participate and prizes will be awarded to the best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and team that can dance the longest.
Donate a Dollar at Walgreens
August 20 to September 30
Stop by any of Walgreens’ 80 local locations to donate a dollar to HELP of Southern Nevada at checkout.
Dine to Donate at Buffalo Wild Wings
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings (7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 120) for “Dine to Donate” on September 15 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to HELP of Southern Nevada when diners bring in the designated “Dine to Donate” ticket, which can be printed off at www.helpsonv.org
Tea, Trends & Tranquility
1 to 4 p.m.
The annual afternoon of tea, fashion and a silent auction will be held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas and hosted by Joe Barbara from Jersey Boys. Tickets are available for $100 per person or $1,000 per table of 10.
14th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive
November 29 to December 10
Now in its 14th year, Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo will host a toy drive at 6226 W. Sahara Avenue with Chet living on the 30-foot scaffolding throughout the entire drive. HELP of Southern Nevada will then distribute the toys to youths in need.
ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 83 employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year. The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.