The Notes: Nov. 21, 2012
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A dinner hosted by Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Snow Crab raised more than $11,800 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which works to find the cause and cure for childhood brain tumors.
The Josh Stevens Foundation welcomed 20 schools to its Kindness campaign for the 2012-13 school year. The foundation encourages children to be kind to one another. A total of 175 schools participate.
The Neck and Back Clinics hosted a school supply drive for Martinez Elementary School. The pain management practice also is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of too-heavy backpacks for students by providing posture correction tips and encouraging parents to select backpacks that adequately protect children’s spines.
AT&T presented a check for $178,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada as a part of the AT&T Aspire program. Money will be used to grow the CIS Academy at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas and Spring Creek High School in Elko. Communities In Schools of Nevada was one of 47 recipients nationwide that shared almost $10 million from AT&T.
Prudential Americana has joined Move for Hunger, a nonprofit group created by real estate and moving professionals that collects and distributes canned goods and other nonperishable food for the hungry. Local Realtors and movers have started to collect the goods, and the first donation will go to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Martin Lawrence Galleries in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace presented representatives of the UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center a check for $5,669. The money was raised through ticket sales and a raffle from a recent “The Art of The Party” gala hosted inside the gallery.
The Tronox LTD Henderson plant recently donated Dell computers to Fernley High School. Tronox also gave $5,000 to the Basic High School Robotics Team.
More than $250,000 was raised at Spread the Word Nevada’s 11th annual Storybook Gala, which honored SuperPawn for its philanthropy over the past few years. About 400 guests attended the event at the Venetian.
HELP of Southern Nevada, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Real Water, acquired 616 cases of water, or 14,784 bottles, during its “HELP2O” summer bottled water drive. The water was collected to distribute to Southern Nevada’s homeless.
Barrick Gold Corporation committed to donating $1.2 million over four years to Communities In Schools of Nevada to fund programming in two Nevada middle schools. The company made the announcement at a student celebration at Marvin M. Sedway Middle School in North Las Vegas, one of the two schools that will benefit from the partnership. The other is Adobe Middle School in Elko.
The National Touring Company of “Wicked” hosted a stage performance of “The Wicked Rocky Horror Show” at the Tropicana and raised $81,000 for Golden Rainbow and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
City National Bank collected more than 36,000 school supplies during its third annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive. The bank donated the supplies to 24 elementary schools and a nonprofit group in Nevada, California, New York, Tennessee and Georgia.
Create A Change Now and volunteers from Whole Foods Market recently planted a fruit and vegetable garden at Ruby Thomas Elementary School. Whole Foods raised more than $14,000 during a “Community Support Day” to pay for the project.
Students at Laura Dearing Elementary received school supplies and $3,000 for programs from employees of Boulder Station. The school is Boulder Station’s Smart Start partner, a community initiative by Station Casinos that helps 11 high-need elementary schools.
More than 500 people on 350 motorcycles raised $64,200 at the eighth annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. To date, the Las Vegas Ride for Kids has raised more than $465,000 for the foundation.
The College of Southern Nevada and the CSN Foundation recently dedicated a Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors classroom on the Charleston campus. GLVAR has donated more than $120,000 to a scholarship endowment and student enrichment programs over the past several years.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada received a $100,000 donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation to sustain and grow its site-based mentoring program in Las Vegas.
The American Cancer Society raised more than $350,000 at its 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Las Vegas event. More than 10,000 people participated in the 5K/3-mile walk.
Winder Farms, comedy-magician Mac King and Clark County READS recently paired to help public elementary schools collect money and books. The book drive collected more than 2,000 books for local elementary school children. Book donors received free tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show.
Nevada Women’s Philanthropy awarded its $350,000 2012 grant to Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Money will be used to launch a Veteran Integration Program that will help veterans and their spouses find jobs locally. A $30,000 NWP Founders Grant was awarded to Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas.
The National Auto Body Council donated five vehicles to families that graduated from its program, which is sponsored by National Insurance Companies.
The Clark County Association of Health Underwriters held a golf tournament at the Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock, which raised $12,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
Nevada Health Centers, a nonprofit group that provides affordable health care, received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant.
A-1 Janitorial Services has become a corporate sponsor of Nevada Public Radio.