Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush – Give the Gift of a Job

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill Preps for End of Year Giving Rush
Encourages Community to Give the Gift of a Job

‘Tis the season to give.

Help give someone in our community the Gift of a Job this holiday season by cleaning out your closets and receiving a tax-deductible donation receipt before 2013 draws to a close.  Or shop in one of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s twelve retail stores across the Valley.

DONATE:  The last week in December is historically Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s busiest week of the year for donations, with more than 25,000 people expected to drop off gently used goods at Goodwill donation centers between December 26 and December 31, 2013.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada offers more than forty donation sites across the Las Vegas Valley.  Each donation location is staffed by a donation ambassador who can provide tax-deductible receipts and also validate itemized lists.  For general donation guidelines, please visit www.irs.gov.

Most donation locations are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  To find a Goodwill Donation Center near you and operating hours, please visit www.sngoodwill.org.

SHOP & FUND:  Every day, the sale of gently used goods in Goodwill retail stores funds Goodwill’s free job placement and training services to job seekers no matter disability or circumstance.  This month, Goodwill is asking shoppers to participate in its annual Gift of a Job campaign, and donate funds directly.

Until December 31, 2013 shoppers in all of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s twelve retail stores can add an extra dollar or more to their retail purchase.  Each donor will be recognized by a Gift of a Job donation square.

Donations can also be made online at www.sngoodwill.org.

This year, the Gift of a Job campaign will fund the purchase of computer equipment for the new Career Connections Training Center located inside the Rainbow Goodwill Store at 741 S. Rainbow Blvd (at Alta).  The computers will be used by job seekers during free training workshops offered by Goodwill to help better position them for employment.

Thanks to the community’s ongoing support, Goodwill of Southern Nevada has helped place almost 2,000 people into jobs so far in 2013 – a record number.

Silverton Casino Hotel engages the power of social media to support Opportunity Village

Silverton Casino Hotel uses the power of social media to support
Opportunity Village

A longtime supporter of Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, the resort is thrilled to implement new ways to help out

Silverton Casino Hotel left the power of charity in the hands of the Las Vegas community to raise money for Opportunity Village. By clicking “like” on the resort’s Facebook page, Silverton Casino Hotel committed a donation of one dollar for every click and is proud to donate a check of $1,000 to “Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity.” Las Vegas resident and headliner Penn Jillette, who supported Opportunity Village on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” also sent out a “tweet” calling attention to Silverton’s campaign which helped propel the message, a true testament to the power of social media.

Silverton Casino Hotel has long supported the charity and the phenomenal work they do for the Las Vegas valley. Opportunity Village has made custom buttons for employees to wear during their shifts to promote monthly offers for guests. The organization regularly collects documents from the executive offices for the document destruction service, and Silverton Casino Hotel is thrilled to begin selling Opportunity Village’s custom made scarves in the new gift and boutique shop, Guilt, which opens in July. The scarves, which are hand painted as part of the fine arts programs at Opportunity Village are one of a kind.

Craig Cavileer, President of Silverton Casino Hotel, said, “Silverton Casino Hotel is happy to show our support and look forward to exploring more new and creative ways to do so in the future.”

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearchâ. Silverton is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com