GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS TO HOST 2020 SPRING 5K ON SUNDAY, MAY 3 AT UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

Girls running in the GOTR seasonal 5K.
(Photo Courtesy of Girls on the Run Las Vegas)

GIRLS ON THE RUN LAS VEGAS TO HOST 2020 SPRING 5K ON SUNDAY, MAY 3 AT UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

WHAT:
The Las Vegas community is invited to enjoy fresh air with the whole family by participating in the Girls on the Run Las Vegas (GOTR LV) seasonal Spring 5K presented by United Way of Southern Nevada/ Women United. The event will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV). This season’s race will be led by nearly 500 girls from dozens of sites around the valley, as well as hundreds of running buddies and community runners. The celebratory Spring 5K concludes the 2020 GOTR LV season and is open to community runners.

Each year, GOTR LV hosts two 5K events, gathering hundreds of girls in grades 3 through 8 from schools around Clark County to accomplish one common goal—to be healthy, confident and joyful. Each girl is paired with an adult Running Buddy who runs alongside them during the 5K. This non-competitive event marks the conclusion of a season-long, experienced-based curriculum designed to develop confidence, friendship, strength and emotional and spiritual health in young girls—all while integrating running. The program provides participants with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

Girls currently participating in Spring Season 2020 GOTR LV program are already registered to run the 5K. Anyone can register as a community runner if they are not registered as a Running Buddy or affiliated with a current GOTR LV program participant. This race is stroller- and family-friendly.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 3, 2020
7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up
8 a.m.   Activation starts, sparkle zone excitement and team photos
8:30 a.m.  Team warm-ups
8:45 a.m.   Teams line up
9 a.m.   5K start time

WHERE:
UNLV Pida Plaza
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89145

REGISTRATION:
Click here to register for Spring 2020 programming.

COST TO REGISTER FOR THE 5K:
Adult (18 years or older): $35
Youth (under 18 years): $15

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.GirlsontheRunLV.org
Facebook: @girlsontherunlv
Twitter and Instagram: @gotrlv

Miracle Mile Shops’ Indoor Rainstorm to Benefit United Way of Southern Nevada this January and February…


MIRACLE MILE SHOPS™’ INDOOR RAINSTORM

TO BENEFIT UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA THIS  JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

 

This January and February , Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will collect donations for United Way of Southern Nevada.

 

All change tossed in the center’s indoor rainstorm now through February 28 will help the United Way of Southern Nevada with their mission help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families.

 

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada is part of its ongoing Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which raises funds for nonprofit programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.

 

About Miracle Mile Shops™:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features more than a mile of 200 shops, tempting restaurants and live entertainment venues at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The center is home to M·A·C Cosmetics, a leading brand of professional cosmetics; Sephora; the only Las Vegas location of NYX Professional Makeup; premier blow out salon, Drybar; H&M; GUESS; Flight 23 at Footaction, one of only three in the country; Tipsy Robot, the first land-based cocktail bar operated by robots; PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Buffalo Wild Wings; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; Nacho Daddy, home of the world-famous Scorpion Shot; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is an affiliate of Institutional Mall Investors LLC, a co-investment venture owned by Miller Capital Advisory, Inc. and CalPERS.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community’s most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.

Volunteer Registration Now Open for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on September 29

 

Volunteer Registration Now Open for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on September 29

$60,000 to be split among nonprofits & schools to celebrate United Way of Southern Nevada’s 60th Anniversary

 Volunteers can now register at uwsn.org/caring for United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on Friday, September 29, 2017, Southern Nevada’s largest one-day community-wide volunteer event dedicated to improving people’s lives.

The second annual Day of Caring will bring together 1,700 volunteers to complete more than 170 projects at more than 60 local nonprofit agencies and schools.

Projects include a variety of activities including painting school playgrounds and classrooms, graffiti removal, landscaping, building benches, reading to students, assembling food backpacks and park clean up. Volunteers can work either a half day (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or a full day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – includes lunch).

This year, to celebrate United Way of Southern Nevada’s 60th Anniversary serving Southern Nevada, $60,000 will be split among participating nonprofits and schools to boost the volunteer efforts.

“By joining together, united, for one day we can make a tremendous impact on the place where we all live and work,” said Chris Cappas, United Way of Southern Nevada Vice President of Volunteer Engagement and Human Resources. “Day of Caring is an easy, fulfilling and fun way to help these schools and nonprofits complete projects that might not otherwise get done.”

Participating nonprofits include: Spread the Word Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine, Candlelighters, Immunize Nevada, Leaders in Training, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Opportunity Village, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Project 150, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, YMCA, Clean the World, Future Smiles, Green Our Planet, Habitat for Humanity, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, The Center, The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, The Shade Tree, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Hearts Alive Village, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Three Square, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, The Tortoise Group, Vegas PBS, and US Vets.

Participating schools include: Basic HS, Vassiliadis ES, Chaparral HS, Cheyenne HS, Wengert ES, Dean Petersen ES, Robison MS, Desert Rose HS, Lunt ES, Stuckey ES, Futuro Academy, Hewetson ES, Hollingsworth ES, Hummel ES, Ullom ES, Scott ES, Bridger MS, Thorpe ES, Dooley ES, Josh Stevens ES, Dearing ES, Lowman ES, Manch ES, Rundle ES, Robert Taylor ES, Gibson MS, Rowe ES, The Marzano Academy at Heard ES, Newton ES, Bracken STEAM Academy, Long STEAM Academy, Ferron ES, and Woodbury MS.

All volunteers will be invited to the kick off at “The Green” at Town Square Las Vegas from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29 before day of volunteering begins. Volunteers can enjoy breakfast, a free t-shirt, sponsorship recognition, networking opportunities, and the ability to collectively celebrate volunteerism.

2017 Day of Caring Premier Sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, Carl’s Jr., Nevada Volunteers, Golden Knights, Wells Fargo. Visionary Sponsors: Amerigroup, Greenspun Media Group, Korte Company, Oakland Raiders, Station Casinos. Legacy Sponsors: International Market Centers, National Security Technologies, Nevada State College, Red 7 Communications, The Simmons Group, Sitel. Champion Sponsors: Cragin & Pike, Golden Nugget, Robert Half, Mountains Edge Hospital.

About United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to support children and families from cradle-to-career and provide the foundation for a stronger community for all. We provide early education opportunities to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. For 60 years, we’ve worked to create a community where everyone can succeed, and we invite you to join us at uwsn.org.

“Flip Through Summer” Family Fun Summer Kickoff on May 31

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“Flip Through Summer”
Family Fun Summer Kickoff – May 31

Join us for a celebration of some of children’s most beloved books and characters

 

United Way of Southern Nevada, in partnership with Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow, is hosting “Flip Through Summer” a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters on May 31 from 9:00am to 12pm at Lorenzi Park.

“This event brings to life the magic of reading and provides an opportunity for children to get excited about reading during the summer,” said Cass Palmer, United Way of Southern Nevada President and CEO. “Children will be inspired to make reading pledges which will be displayed prominently and collectively create a life-size book.”

During this family fun-filled community event, participating children will create ‘The World’s Largest Story’ and have the opportunity to visit themed book nooks with live characters reading favorite children’s books. Emceed by Chet Buchanan, the event will also feature a book swap, live entertainment, face painting, child-friendly activities, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue fire truck, community family resources and complimentary healthy snacks, juice, ice cream and coffee.

“Community partners are showing great support and have stepped up to really make this a unique event,” said Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow. “Each child can visit six book nooks with live readings and participate in various creative and imaginative children’s activities.”

The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer. As part of the event, children can complete a fun and easy summer reading pledge, encouraging summer reading. Families can bring two books per person and swap them for two books during the “Flip Through Summer” Book Swap.

Bluebell Ice Cream and Starbucks Coffee Company are generously providing ice cream and coffee to all participants. To learn more about sponsorship, contact Chris Cappas at 702-892-2322 or chrisc@uwsn.org. For event details, visit uwsn.org/flipthroughsummer.           

 

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About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

AmeriCorps Members Will Be Recognized For National Service at Mayor’s Day of Recognition

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United Way of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas Recognize Service of AmeriCorps Members During Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service

WHAT:  United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) and the City of Las Vegas will recognize the service of nearly 100 national AmeriCorps members, during the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The event held at a UWSN Family Engagement Resource Center (FERC) at Clark High School will recognize the work of national service members helping at-risk students graduate high school.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHO: UWSN President/CEO Cass Palmer
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
Principal of Clark High School Jill Pendleton

WHERE: Clark High School – Family Engagement Resource Center
4291 W. Pennwood Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

UNLV Student Among Thousands Receiving Access to Free Tax Preparation

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UNLV Student Among Thousands Receiving Access to Free Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation available for families and individuals with a household annual income of $52,000 or less

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United Way of Southern Nevada’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative has helped over 6,287 individuals in southern Nevada access free tax preparation. For Kayla, who moved to Las Vegas from Georgia last summer to complete her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the process of getting her taxes prepared was painless and easy.

“I did a happy dance when I found out I would be receiving a $1,000 refund,” exclaimed Kayla. “I was overjoyed!”

According to Kayla everyone at the site was friendly, honest and courteous and she saved $40 in tax preparation fees. “I hate getting my taxes done and it was incredibly painless,” said Kayla. “It saved me from having to stress out about it.”

Kayla was recently awarded a scholarship to study in Spain but lacked the resources to make the trip. Her tax return will help to fund her studies abroad and achieve her aspirations of becoming a creative writing professor.

Individuals and families must have a household annual income of $52,000 or less to be eligible for United Way’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” free tax preparation program and can file for tax year 2013 or for years past.

For more information about the free tax preparation program, please visit uwsn.org/eks or for a map of free tax preparation sites, click here.

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

United Way Reopens Medical Clinic Inside Martinez Elementary School

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United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council Celebrated
“ReOpening” of the Medical Clinic at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School

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UWSN President/CEO Cass Palmer, UWSN Health Impact Council Chair Eric Lloyd, Foundation for Positively Kids CEO Fred Schultz, Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School Principal Tim Adams, WLC Co-Chair Rhonda Clausen, WLC Co-Chair Deb Mele-Blanchard, City of North Las Vegas Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown, City of North Las Vegas Councilman Isaac Barron (left to right).

On Tuesday, February 11, United Way of Southern Nevada’s (UWSN) Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) celebrated the reopening of the Medical Clinic at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School with a ribbon cutting and a tour of the facility. Operated by a local non-profit, Positively Kids, this critical community resource will increase students’ access to health care and will serve over 2,500 students at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School. The clinic will help a wide demographic of children including those who are homeless or live in cars that have no access to health care.

“The Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School Clinic did not have enough funds to open this year,” said Nancy Reel, WLC Project Co-chair. “This left a huge void in this school community as it has served many, many families in the past.”

According to Fred Schultz the Founder and CEO of Positively Kids, the support of WLC is critical to reopening the clinic.

“Without the Women’s Leadership Council, we couldn’t open this clinic, it wouldn’t survive,” said Schultz.

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is part of a national network of dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1B in supporting United Way’s mission in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $1.3M in just six years, investing their dollars in critical projects which are changing lives. From empowering at-risk teens to graduate, to helping young children learn how to read, to providing underserved students a medical home and preventative healthcare, to supporting on-the-edge women in their quest for employment and financial independence, these dynamic and generous women are truly change agents for the community. Visit uwsn.org/wlc to learn more.

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Miracle Mile Shops October Events & Promotions

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Miracle Mile Shops October Events & Promotions

Caring, Giving, Changing at Miracle Mile Shops
October
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino collects new and gently-used women’s suits and professional attire in conjunction with United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) Women’s Leadership Council’s 6th Annual Fall Suit Drive, as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign. Those wishing to donate may drop off items during normal business hours at the Miracle Mile Shops customer service desk operated by Tickets & Tours.

In addition, Miracle Mile Shops will collect donations in its fountain during the month of October. All change tossed in the popular water feature or the indoor rainstorm will benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.

Bikini Bay / Mimi Mango
October
Buy one swimsuit at regular price and receive a second for 50 percent off. 702-699-5597

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Thursdays – Sundays, 7 p.m.
Cabo Wabo Cantina debuts the Party Comedy Show, performed nightly at 7 p.m. on the restaurant’s second level. The improvised comedy show presented by hypnotist Anthony Cools combines quick-witted jokes in a party atmosphere. Ticket prices start at $24.99. 702-531-4320

Cashman Photo Magic
Now – Oct. 31
Buy a large crystal heart gift set including a light base for only $109.99. 702-792-3686

Cheeseburger Las Vegas
October
To celebrate the opening of Meat Loaf’s “Rocktellz and Cocktails” at Planet Hollywood, Cheeseburger Las Vegas is featuring a Meat Loaf dinner special for only $12.99. Additionally, all guests who present a ticket stub from the show will enjoy 15 percent off their meal, excluding alcohol and specials. 702-735-8600

Sundays
Cheeseburger Las Vegas features halftime giveaways every Sunday during football season. Guests may also enjoy $20 buckets of Budweiser, Bud Light or Bud Light Platinum. 702-735-8600

Chinese Laundry
Oct. 18 – 31
Chinese Laundry hands out Spooky Scratch cards with mystery discounts of up to 30 percent off the entire store. 702-836-9707

Club Tattoo
Oct. 27 – 31
Receive 20 percent off all Club Tattoo merchandise. 702-363-2582

Infinite Aloe (kiosk)
Now – Dec. 31
Buy 12 four-ounce skin care jars for only $144 and receive 12 free half-ounce travel size gifts during Infinite Aloe’s anniversary special. 702-731-2261

La Salsa Cantina
October
La Salsa Cantina offers guests $2 Coronas and Corona Lights every Monday through Thursday and $3 Coronas and Corona Lights on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For $10, customers can receive a shot of Patron Silver and a Corona. 702-892-0645

Shemoni Sterling Silver Jewelry
October
Shoppers can enjoy 50 percent off all sterling silver jewelry all month long. 702-893-9996

Sophia Fiori Diamond Boutique
October
Receive up to 70 percent off all diamond jewelry and enjoy special sales on colored stones and silver collections. Additionally, loose diamonds and diamond studs are up to 75 percent off. 702-998-9550

TAGS Evolution
October
In honor of Halloween, enjoy 20 percent off all items with skulls. 702-998-8778

Tommy Bahama
Now – Oct. 14
Spend $150 or more at Tommy Bahama and receive 50 percent off all men’s and women’s pants. The $150 minimum must be met in a single transaction after any coupons, discounts or other promotions have been applied. 702-731-3988

TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia
Oct. 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana will host a meet and greet for fans at TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia. Fees apply. 702-534-1650

Oct. 25, 2 – 3 p.m.
Former American football wide receiver Jerry Rice will visit TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia to take photos and sign autographs for fans. Fees apply. 702-534-1650

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

Nevada Nonprofits Partner to Commemorate National 2-1-1 Day on Feb. 11

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NEVADA NONPROFITS PARTNER TO COMMEMORATE NATIONAL 2-1-1
DAY ON FEB. 11
HELP of Southern Nevada, Crisis Call Center, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra,
and United Way of Southern Nevada operate Nevada 2-1-1 to provide free information and
referral services

HELP of Southern Nevada, the Valley’s premier community resource since 1970, in partnership with Crisis Call Center, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, and United Way of Southern Nevada urge all Nevada citizens to commemorate National 2-1-1 Day on Feb. 11 by learning about Nevada 2-1-1 services.

Created to serve every community in the State of Nevada by providing free-of-cost information and referrals, Nevada 2-1-1 has been successful in ensuring delivery of quality service to Nevadans for the past six years.  Information and referral specialists at Nevada 2-1-1 address over 5,000 requests from the community each month via telephone calls and text messaging in 150 languages.  Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the specialists at Nevada 2-1-1 are a valuable resource for individuals and families in need, especially during a declared state of emergency, disaster or weather-related emergency.  Callers can access vital information regarding basic human services (food, clothing, shelter, etc.), physical and mental health resources, employment support services, support for seniors and persons with disabilities, programs for children and families, and disaster recovery instruction.

To access Nevada 2-1-1, simply dial 2-1-1 in your phone, text your five digit zip code to TXT211 (898211) or visit www.nevada211.org.

 

ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, provides jobs to ninety 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.

United Way Kicks Off Tax Season, January 25

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United Way of Southern Nevada Kicks Off Tax Season
with “Earn It Keep It Save It” Program, January 25

United Way of Southern Nevada is hosting a tax season kick off celebration on Friday, January 25 at its headquarters located at 5830 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103 from 10am to 11am to raise awareness of its free tax preparation sites available through the “Earn It Keep It Save It” program.

“In our fifth year of the program, United Way is again providing help to the community through free tax preparation by IRS trained and certified volunteers at more than 30 sites across the Las Vegas Valley,” said Cass Palmer, United Way of Southern Nevada President and CEO. “This program is part of our financial stability initiative, which helps families gain financial independence.”

Hosted by United Way’s President and CEO Cass Palmer with dignitary speakers, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City of Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder, the event will provide information regarding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that will open starting Sunday, January 27.

Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refund of up to $5,891. The EITC is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs for low-income, working taxpayers.

In addition to more than 30 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley that will be open January 27 through April 15, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days that are open to the public:

  • Super Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. HopeLink 178 Westminster Way, Henderson, NV 89015
  • Super Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

In 2010 through 2012, the “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative prepared more than 11,500 tax returns and provided more than $15.3 million in tax refunds back into the community.

The public can dial 2-1-1 or visit uwsn.org/free-tax-help or go to eksnv.org to find the nearest tax preparation site, eligibility requirements and documents they will need to bring to the tax site.

About United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit UWSN.ORG.

UWSN Gifts $1 Million “Secret Santa” Donation

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$1 MILLION “SECRET SANTA” DONATION

United Way of Southern Nevada Delivers Holiday Cheer
to 2,000 Local Families

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Clara Westfall surprises
one of the 2,000 “Secret Santa” gift recipients.

United Way of Southern Nevada is spreading holiday cheer to 2,000 Las Vegas families in need, after receiving a $1 million donation from a local “Secret Santa.” This marks the third time an “anonymous donor” has chosen United Way of Southern Nevada as the recipient of funds now totaling $3 million, based on its dedicated partnerships and awareness of the community’s critical needs that focus on education, health and financial stability. The “Secret Santa” donor requested the monies be used to provide some needed holiday relief to our Las Vegas citizens including necessity items such as food, diapers and shoes, as well as gifts, such as a bike, or toy, that will bring joy to a child.

“United Way of Southern Nevada’s goal is to create a better and brighter southern Nevada and we are sincerely grateful for this heartfelt gift that will bring many smiles to children’s faces,” said Cass Palmer, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. “The generous donation by our Secret Santa highlights his true spirit of giving and a shared commitment to provide needed resources that can truly make an improved difference to families living in our community.”

Whether individuals donate one dollar or a million dollars, United Way believes that volunteers, advocates and donors form the collective power that can make lasting change in southern Nevada. The organization invites the public to become “The Face of Change” this holiday season by making a donation through their Facebook page facebook.com/UnitedWaySN. Individuals who donate will receive a special thank you by having their photo appear on Las Vegas area digital billboards.

UWSN gratefully acknowledges Wells Fargo who waived all processing fees and expedited delivery of the gift cards so that they may be given to families in advance of the holidays.

About United Way of Southern Nevada United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit UWSN.ORG.

 

Miracle Mile Shops Collects Gently-Used Suits For United Way of Southern Nevada 10/22 – 11/1

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS COLLECTS GENTLY-USED SUITS FOR UNITED WAY
OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 10/22 – 11/1

From Oct. 22 to Nov. 1, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino hosts a suit drive in conjunction with United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council’s 5th Annual Fall Suit Drive, as part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign.

Those wishing to donate new and gently-used women’s suits and professional attire may drop them off during normal business hours at the Miracle Mile Shops customer service desk operated by Tickets & Tours.  The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink, S.A.F.E. House, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center and HELP of Southern Nevada’s Work Opportunities Readiness Center.  All suit donors will receive a Miracle Mile Shops Shop. Dine. Save coupon book valued at $2,000.

In addition to the suit drive, Miracle Mile Shops will collect donations in its fountain during the month of November. All change tossed in the popular water feature or the indoor rainstorm will benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.

The partnership between Miracle Mile Shops and United Way of Southern Nevada is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, celebrating a year of change in 2012. In addition to the monthly fountain fundraisers, the Caring, Giving, Changing campaign also raises funds for other programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations. In previous months Miracle Mile Shops has teamed up with the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (October), Shriners Hospitals For Children (September), Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson (August), Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas (July), Aid For AIDS of Nevada (June), Communities In Schools of Nevada (May), Autism Speaks (April), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (March), American Heart Association (February) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (January). In 2011, Miracle Mile Shops raised a total of $100,000 for numerous local and national non-profit organizations and aims to surpass that number in 2012.

About Women’s Leadership Council
The vision of the Women’s Leadership Council is to strengthen the social landscape by engaging women leaders to inspire others to take action, creating long-lasting change in the community through education, access to healthcare and financial stability. This influential group, led by volunteer co-chairwomen Cindy Brinker and Deb Mele-Blanchard, is forging the way to a better future through their fits of time, leadership and financial support. The intent is to bring local philanthropic women to the front lines to address the community’s most pressing needs.

 

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advocate the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

 

Keep up with the latest United Way of Southern Nevada updates on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Miracle Mile Shops:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Dollheads, the only blow-dry and extensions bar on the Strip; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

United Way of Southern Nevada Announces the Women’s Leadership Council Suit Drive, Nov. 2

 

United Way of Southern Nevada Announces the Women’s Leadership Council Suit Drive, Nov. 2

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its 5th Annual “Women’s Suit Drive” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 2 at the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

WLC is collecting new and gently-used suits and other business attire to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.

Donations will benefit United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women. The agencies include Goodwill Career Connections, HopeLink, S.A.F.E. House, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Women’s Development Center, and W.O.R.C. (Work Opportunities Readiness Center) of Help of Southern Nevada.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be hosting a public suit drive October 22 through November 1, providing an additional drop-off point location. Those who donate at the Miracle Mile Shops location will receive a Miracle Mile Shops coupon book with $2,000 in savings.

Several local companies are supporting this effort by hosting suit drives that are not open to the public including: Caesars Entertainment, Nathan Adelson Hospice, NV Energy, ScripNet, and 8 News NOW.

Last year’s drive collected more than 5,700 professional items including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. For more information about WLC and the suit drive, please visit uwsn.org or contact Lawrel K. Larsen a lawrell@uwsn.org or 702-892-2319.

Twitter: @UWSN, @NVEnergy, @MiracleMileLV, #WLCSuitDrive

About the Women’s Leadership Council
The vision of the Women’s Leadership Council is to strengthen the social landscape by engaging women leaders to inspire others in taking action, creating long-lasting change in the community through education, access to healthcare and financial stability. This influential group, led by volunteer co-charwomen Cindy Brinker and Deb Mele-Blanchard, is forging the way to a better future through their fits of time, leadership and financial support. The intent is to bring local philanthropic women to the front lines to address the community’s most pressing needs.

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

Five Major Non-Profits Unite for Albertsons Sav-on’s CommUNITY Day of Sharing

Five Major Non-Profits Unite for Albertsons Sav-on’s CommUNITY Day of Sharing

Help Stuff a Truck on Saturday, October 20


Five of the largest non-profit organizations in Southern Nevada will join forces for an unprecedented valley wide donation drive event on Saturday, October 20, called Albertsons Sav-on’s CommUNITY Day of Sharing.

The inaugural Albertsons Sav-on’s CommUNITY Day of Sharing unites Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Three Square Food Bank, United Way of Southern Nevada and Goodwill of Southern Nevada with the goal of impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands in our community who need help with shelter, food, employment or other basic needs.

“We know the good these organizations do in our community and we are proud to partner with each of them on a daily basis, be it donating food, money, supplies or space in our parking lots,” said Dan Sanders, Albertsons Southern California Division President, who oversees operations in Southern Nevada.  “We hope this demonstration of unity will inspire the community to share with those who may need a little extra help.”

Each non-profit will challenge the community to “stuff a truck” with gently used clothing, home goods, non-perishable food items, new hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant, and paper products like toilet paper and paper towels.

HOW TO SHARE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Donations will be collected at all Southern Nevada Albertsons locations from 9am to 4pm.

The Albertsons store at 4055 S. Durango Drive (Durango & Flamingo) will serve as the main event site from 11am to 3pm, featuring music, prizes, and a community BBQ.

Twitter:  #CommUnityDOS @CathCharitiesLV, @SalArmySONV, @threesquareLV, @UWSN, @SNGoodwill, @Albertsons

(L to R: Major Robert Lloyd, Salvation Army; Cass Palmer, United Way of Southern Nevada; Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada; Kerrie Olson, Albertsons Sav-on Store Director; Msgr. Patrick R. Leary, Catholic Charities; Brian Burton, Three Square Food Bank.)

 

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More than 202 Tons of Food in Southern Nevada

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More than 202 Tons of Food in Southern Nevada
This year’s total beats last year by 30,000+ pounds of food

 

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, in collaboration with Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy, United Way of Southern Nevada, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Valpak of Southern Nevada, the United States Postal Service and numerous other dedicated partners helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than twenty local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger. Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers. “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

The timing of this food drive, always held on the second Saturday in May, comes at a critical time for many local food pantries. “Donations tend to drop off in the summertime,” said Rev. Thomas Maatta of Lutheran Social Services, one of the partner food pantries. “But the need doesn’t decrease.”

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest single day food drive in the nation. Letter carriers across the country picked up non-perishable food items along with the mail on Saturday, May 12.

This year, members of the Las Vegas community could also donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at local Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacies and Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail stores between May 2 and May 12.

Shoppers at Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy stores collectively raised more than 100,000 pounds of food for the effort.

Watch a video of this year’s effort

United Way of Southern Nevada’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” Free Tax Preparation Preliminary Results Show More Than $8.3 Million Returned To Local Residents









UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA’S “EARN IT KEEP IT SAVE IT”  FREE TAX PREPARATION PRELIMINARY RESULTS SHOW MORE THAN $8.3 MILLION RETURNED TO LOCAL RESIDENTS

Nonprofit provided free tax services to Southern Nevada residents through “Earn It Keep It Save It” program

 

 United Way of Southern Nevada’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative announces preliminary results for the 2011-2012 tax season. This year, the collaborative provided its free services to 5,881 local individuals and families, and returned more than $8.3 million in tax refunds, including $4.5 million in tax credits.

From January through April 2012, “Earn It Keep It Save It” provided free tax preparation to those who earned less than $50,000 in 2011. Services were available at more than 35 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley as a result of an $84,000 IRS grant and matched funding from local partners. Taxes were prepared by IRS-certified volunteers who are specially-trained to identify low-income tax credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which many residents are unaware of or uncertain as to their eligibility.

Approximately 1,607 individuals and families received EITC returns, putting more than $2.5 million back into to the Southern Nevada community. Nationally, EITC is one of the largest antipoverty programs. Five million people, half of them children, are lifted out of poverty each year due to EITC.

“Earn It Keep It Save It” provides eligible families and individuals with free, quality tax return preparation and financial education. The project supports United Way’s financial stability Community-based Agenda, helping low-income families become fiscally stable and independent.

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.

 

Keep up with the latest United Way of Southern Nevada updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Local Letter Carriers & Partners to Collect Food for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 12, 2012

Local Letter Carriers & Partners to Collect Food for 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Fill A Bag. Feed Families.

 

Help Stamp Out Hunger in Southern Nevada.

Simply leave a bag of non-perishable food items at your mailbox on Saturday, May 12, 2012 for your letter carrier.

Or visit your local Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy between Wednesday, May 2 and Saturday, May 12 to purchase a pre-packaged bag of non-perishable food. Shoppers can also donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register. A “stamp” will be hung in honor of each donation.

Donation “stamps” supporting the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive can also be found at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail store from May 2 to May 12.

Last year in Southern Nevada this collaborative effort raised nearly 200 tons of food that was distributed to more than twenty local food pantries to help those in our community who struggle with hunger.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, with letter carriers across the country picking up donations. In 2011, Americans generously donated more than 70 million pounds of food as part of this food drive. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the national food drive, and the 22nd year the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has occurred in Southern Nevada.

Partners for the local 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive include the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 2502, United States Post Office, Albertsons/Sav-on, Valpack of Las Vegas, United Way of Southern Nevada, AFL-CIO, Feeding America, Campbell’s and Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

United Way of Southern Nevada Encourages Residents To Take Advantage Of “Earn It Keep It Save It” Free Tax Preparation Through April 17 Deadline








UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
“EARN IT KEEP IT SAVE IT” FREE TAX PREPARATION THROUGH APRIL 17 DEADLINE

Free tax services available to Southern Nevada residents with household income less than $50,000

 

 United Way of Southern Nevada’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative continues tax preparation services and encourages individuals to capitalize on the complimentary evaluations through the April 17 deadline.

Patrons whose household income was less than $50,000 in 2011 are eligible to have their tax returns filed at no charge by IRS-certified volunteers. Tax preparers are specially-trained to identify credits available in order to maximize federal refunds, putting money back in the pockets of Southern Nevadans.

Services are available at more than 35 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley as a result of an $84,000 IRS grant and matched funding from local partners. VITA site hours of operation vary by location. Qualified individuals are encouraged to make an appointment for their tax evaluation and should be prepared with documents including valid identification, Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification number cards (for each person submitted in tax filing), all W-2 and 1099 forms from 2011, daycare payment records and any additional tax documents. Interested taxpayers can find information on United Way’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” free tax services, VITA site locations and hours of operation at www.eksnv.org, 702.892.2300 or dial 2-1-1.

To date, the 2012 “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative has helped nearly 3,900 clients claim approximately $6 million in refunds, including almost $3 million in tax credits. In 2011, more than 200 volunteers helped 6,000 families claim nearly $8 million in tax refunds, including more than $3.1 million in federal tax credits.

“Earn It Keep It Save It” provides eligible families and individuals with free, quality tax return preparation and financial education. The project supports United Way’s financial stability Community-based Agenda, helping low-income families become fiscally stable and independent.

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.

Keep up with the latest United Way of Southern Nevada updates on Facebook and Twitter.