MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

A collaboration between Three Square Food Bank, MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) and Nevada Public Radio results in 104,305 meals donated to people in Southern Nevada who are food insecure. According to Feeding America, currently one in eight Nevadans is affected by hunger.

During Nevada Public Radio’s 2019 fall membership campaign, new and renewing members had an option to donate meals to Three Square in lieu of receiving traditional thank you gifts, with MGM Resorts wholly covering the value of the donated meals. Upon completion of the campaign, 104,305 meals were provided by MGM Resorts to Three Square–Southern Nevada’s only food bank, which provides food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties.

“We were proud to be involved in this year’s Nevada Public Radio fall membership campaign to help combat food insecurity in the Las Vegas community,” said Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International. “For more than 20 years MGM Resorts has partnered with nonprofit organizations, providing resources and services to those in need. As we look ahead to the new year, let us continue to join forces through public-private partnerships and extend our reach and impact to serve more people in need in Nevada.”

“Every year, our neighbor organizations in Southern Nevada show their true colors with generosity and compassion,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square. “MGM Resorts and Nevada Public Radio members opened their hearts to the families that we feed, and we are honored and grateful for their kindness and contribution to the fight against food insecurity in our community.”

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

Tickets on sale NOW for Nevada Public Radio’s Trivia Night featuring NPR’s Sam Sanders at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, January 16, 2019

It’s hip to be square…

Tickets on sale NOW for Nevada Public Radio’s Trivia Night featuring NPR’s Sam Sanders at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, January 16, 2019

Join Nevada Public Radio and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas for the first installment in a new series of trivia, conversation and cocktails – Nevada Public Radio’s Trivia Night featuring NPR’s Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s weekly news, culture and everything show “It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders.” The event will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m.

Host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute” Sam Sanders will moderate a pop-culture-pub-trivia night with 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefitting Nevada Public Radio. Participants are encouraged to gather teams of up to eight and test their knowledge of current events, music, TV and other topics against fellow NPR junkies in all their nerd glory. VIP bowling lanes of up to eight and tables of up to four can be reserved in advance or standing room only general admission teams are welcome to compete.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a mix and mingle, with half priced drinks and appetizers. At 7 p.m., Nevada Public Radio President and CEO Flo Rogers will first chat with Sanders covering all topics including his Aunt Betty, three words and the best part of their week. At 7:30 p.m., gloves are off and trivia is on, with Sanders emceeing three rounds.

The first place winners will receive a Bowling Lane and eight tickets to the upcoming show of their choice at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas; a food and beverage credit of $100; a Brooklyn Bowl and Nevada Public Radio Swag Bag, and the priceless prize of unlimited bragging rights above all other Nevada Public Radio listeners (until the next trivia night…) The second place winners will receive Up to eight tickets to the show(s) of their choice (one ticket per team member).

General admission tickets are $10; Reserved Table (up to four) is $60; Reserved Lane (up to eight) is $200. Space is limited, especially for reserved seating. For further information about pricing and to purchase tickets and reserve tables and lanes in advance, visit https://knpr.org/events/nevada-public-radio-s-trivia-night.

About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio (NVPR) was established in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. NVPR signed on the air in 1980 with one station serving the Las Vegas area as Nevada’s first National Public Radio (NPR(r)) affiliate station. For more than three decades, NVPR has remained true to its mission to enhance the quality of life and foster civic engagement by informing, educating and inspiring a growing audience through public media – including content on air, in print and online. NVPR’s broadcast network includes three FM stations serving Nevadans – News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV in Las Vegas, as well as NV89 89.1 KVNV in Reno.

Combined with five associate stations, 12 translator stations and associated HD digital channels, NVPR serves a geographical area of more than 66,000 square miles including parts of California, Utah and Arizona. NVPR is the publisher of the national award-winning Desert Companion monthly magazine and the producer of the statewide public affairs program “State of Nevada.” Further information: www.nevadapublicradio.org.

Nevada Public Radio To Host Free Recycling Day Event Saturday, November 16 – 8 a.m. until Noon

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Nevada Public Radio To Host Free Recycling Day Event

Saturday, November 16 – 8 a.m. until Noon

 

On the heels of America Recycles Day (Nov. 15), for the third year Nevada Public Radio brings together multiple organizations that specialize in or benefit from recycling for a community-wide fall Recycling Day – Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until noon. The Recycling Day is free and open to the public. Subaru of Las Vegas is presenting sponsor of the event.

Nevada Public Radio will hold the Recycling Day in the parking lot at The Donald W. Reynolds Broadcast Center on the Campus on the College of Southern Nevada (1289 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89146). Participating sponsors of the Recycling Day and services available are:

Blind Center of Nevada: recycling or re-purposing electronics such as computers (including data erasing,) printers, appliances, mobile phones, etc.

Republic Services: recycling of commingled household and business recyclables such as plastic bottles, metals including steel and aluminum cans, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, phone books, paper bags and glass (separation of materials is not required).

Shred-it: paper shredding, document destruction and computer hard drive destruction for working and non-working hard drives. Hard drives must be removed from the computer before they will be crushed and the crushed hard drive remains will be recycled. A limit of four boxes of shredding per car will be enforced.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc.: clothes, shoes and boots, purses and accessories, books, CD/DVD/Blu-ray, games and toys, dishes, linens, housewares, home and holiday décor, musical instruments, sporting goods, framed art and collectibles, furniture and tools.

For further information about the Nevada Public Radio fall Recycling Day Event, visit http://www.knpr.org.

NVPR Recycling Event - a sea of electronics to be recycled NVPR Recycling Event - Staffer Chris Bitonti helps load up recyclables

About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio (NVPR) was established in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. NVPR signed on the air in 1980 with one station serving the Las Vegas area as Nevada’s first National Public Radio (NPR(r)) affiliate station.  For more than three decades, NVPR has remained true to its mission to enhance the quality of life and foster civic engagement by informing, educating and inspiring a growing audience through public media – including content on air, in print and online. NVPR’s broadcast network includes two FM stations serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area – News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV. Combined with five associate stations, 10 translator stations and associated HD digital channels, NVPR serves a geographical area of more than 66,000 square miles including parts of California, Utah and Arizona. NVPR is the publisher of the award-winning Desert Companion monthly magazine and the producer of KNPR’s State of Nevada. Further information is available at www.knpr.org, www.classical897.org and www.desertcompanion.com.

United Way of Southern Nevada Appoints Nicole Mastrangelo Director of Young Philanthropists Society

 

United Way of Southern Nevada Appoints Nicole Mastrangelo
Director of Young Philanthropists Society

 

 United Way of Southern Nevada announces Nicole Mastrangelo as its new director of Young Philanthropists Society (YPS).

Mastrangelo plans to build awareness and increase membership for YPS through networking programs and community outreach projects. She has a strong background in program implementation with her previous work at United Way and the development of the Vegas Young Professionals at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Prior to becoming YPS director, she served as a development officer for the nonprofit and held fundraising positions at The Shade Tree, Nevada Public Radio and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

“As a native of Las Vegas, it feels great knowing that United Way supports hundreds of local nonprofits and that YPS has a hands-on approach to addressing our community’s issues, especially at the elementary school level,” said Mastrangelo.

YPS consists of leaders in their 20s to 40s who make a minimum $1,500 donation to United Way of Southern Nevada, volunteer their time and talent to create a stronger community and are committed to networking and building relationships in order to make a difference. Over the past two years, the group has focused its efforts on Hollingsworth Elementary School, impacting 740 students with 300 hours of volunteering, 24 service projects and fundraising totaling $250,000.

For more information on YPS, please contact Nicole Mastrangelo at NicoleM@uwsn.org

About United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way collaborates with volunteers, stakeholders and community leaders to uncover key strategies designed to develop community-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health and human service issues. Beyond quick fixes, these strategies are delivering lasting solutions, aligned with benchmarks and achievement standards, to change community conditions. For more information about southern Nevada’s most pressing needs and how United Way’s Community-based Agenda is improving lives, visit uwsn.org/connected and join United Way’s social network.