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Bowl 4 The Kids Coming In September!

The connection between bowling and providing medical care for children with little or no health insurance may not seem like an obvious one, but so far it's working just fine.

That’s according to Annette Logan, Executive Director of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which had its first Bowl-a-Thon in 2011 and is planning its second event September 22 at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

“We were amazed at how many people signed up to help us last year, and how much money we raised,” Logan said.  “It’s so gratifying to see the community support us because we are the only non-profit facility in the state providing this kind of care."

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

 

Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of 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 20 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.”

Jazz for Peace Performaces Planned at Tivoli Village

Jazz for Peace Performaces Planned at Tivoli Village

The Nevada Youth Alliance is presenting Jazz for Peace at Tivoli Village.

There will be two nights dedicated to great music. The first performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 featuring Blu7. The second is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 23 featuring Kenny Levine. Both shows will be on the main stage at Tivoli Village. Blu7 is headed by jazz trumpeter and composer James Barela. Kenny Levine is an artist that is best known as the leader of the band Jump, Jive & Wail. The performances are free.

The event will also showcase the efforts of local nonprofits to improve the community. The Nevada Youth Alliance works to educate people in need about the resources available to them.

 

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

A clinic that offers free health care is looking for more volunteers to help fill the growing need in the Las Vegas valley.

Community Care Clinic has two locations, one near Summerlin and the other downtown. It is looking for six additional doctors along with nurses, medical office personnel and a social worker. Organizers want to expand office hours and accommodate more people in need.

Right now, one clinic is only open the first and third Friday of each month for just two and a half hours. The second clinic is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The medical professionals would only have to donate as little as three hours of their time per month.

Everything from chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure to immediate health issues like cancer are treated at the clinics. The clinics have also worked out partnerships with laboratories and pharmacies to provide free and low-cost lab work and prescriptions.

Charity Mutt Strut Pegged For Saturday

Charity Mutt Strut Pegged For Saturday

It’s time to walk the dog for charity Saturday morning.

Hundreds of canines will be out at the Las Vegas Humane Society’s 16th Annual Wag-A-Tail Walk-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 7 at the Kellogg/Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington, between Durango and Buffalo. All proceeds to support the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society.

Pre-registration for the 2-mile doggy walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event kicks off at 9 a.m. You and your favorite canines can enjoy a morning filled with entertainment, music, free refreshments, vendor booths, games and raffle prizes. The 5th Annual Polished Pooch Modeling Contest starts at 10:30 a.m., affording a chance to watch the five finalists flaunt the latest in canine fashions.

The cost is $30 per adult, 15 per student (with ID) and free for children 12 years old or under.