Posts Tagged ‘Community Events’


Earn it, Keep it, Save it!

February 20, 2013


If your household income was less than $51,000 last year, you may be missing out on thousands of dollars in tax credits.  In the last two years, United Way of Southern Nevada has prepared over 11,500 returns, bringing back over $15 Million in returns to the community.  IRS certified and trained “Earn It, Keep It, Save It” volunteers will prepare your tax return for FREE, helping you maximize your refund!

Want to get involved?  There are also opportunities to volunteer as event support for these two SUPER SATURDAY tax preparation events this spring!  Click here to see the shifts and sign up as a volunteer for this great community effort!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8:00 am – 3:00 pm


178 Westminster Way, Henderson, Nevada 89015

 Saturday, March 16, 2013

9:00 am-5:00 pm (*Individuals must be in line by 4:15pm)

Heinrich YMCA

4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (Across from the Meadows Mall between S. Decatur Blvd. and S. Valley View. Blvd.)



Make sure you bring:

  • Valid identification (Valid Driver’s License or photo identification)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification cards for you, your spouse, and your dependents
  • All 2012 W-2 and 1099 forms you received
  • Daycare payment records
  • Optional: voided check for direct deposit
  • Any other tax documents that you will need

If you want to take advantage of this service, but can’t make it to a Super Saturday event, check out the many locations that offer this program during the week:  CLICK HERE.


MLK Day of Service

January 17, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. On MLK Day, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the MLK Day of Service will include thousands of projects spread across all 50 states. As a CNCS grantee United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to work with CNCS to honor Dr. King by creating opportunities to serve on MLK Day and throughout the year.
mlk_Day of Service LogoThe MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year. National Days of Service provide each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges and strengthen the nation.

AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA members in Southern Nevada will serve with the American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter to canvass the four neighborhoods in our community who report the most house fires to distribute fire safety tips and educate residents on fire prevention.  The goal of the event is to educate residents about the danger of home fires to minimize accidents and save lives.  Please feel free to sign up and join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering on MLK Day, you can find the American Red Cross opportunity and others on the Volunteer Center website. 

You can find opportunities to serve throughout the year on the United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer Center website through the Opportunity Calendar and Opportunity Search. Instead of taking a day off on January 21st, join volunteers around the nation to make it a DAY ON!


United Way of Southern Nevada’s BE THE CHANGE Opportunity of the Week!

December 19, 2012

Helping Ranch Hands (Saturday 12/27)

Be a gem for the Diamonds in the Rough Program at the White Horse Youth Ranch! Volunteers are needed to support the growth and confidence of underprivileged youth as they learn the techniques of horsemanship training.  You’ll help around the ranch by setting up and participating in pre-riding teambuilding activities, checking in kids and parents, and ensuring the property is clean and tidy.


Trendy Thrifters (Weekdays)

Volunteers are needed to help out in the NextStep thrift store. Volunteers will sort donations, and organize the store. This is a perfect opportunity for a family or a group to give back together.


Project Homeless Connect

November 13, 2012

Calling all volunteers!  Contribute to the community event that has been serving  Southern Nevada’s homeless population for the last 21 years.

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a resource fair for homeless individuals and families that convenes over 90 service providers and 700 volunteers to serve over 3,000 individuals.   This year, PHC is on Thursday,  December 6th at Cashman Center.

The resource fair focuses on serving those who are currently homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing important services in one convenient location.  Past years have included service providers ranging from the area’s court systems and veterans’ services to hairstylists and veterinarians.

Volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon, and all-day shifts.  They will help out with various duties including client check-in, escorting clients between service providers, and assisting with giveaways and check-out.  This is a great opportunity for both individuals and groups to serve our community!

You can find more information and sign up to volunteer on the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center website:


Make a Difference Day

October 22, 2012

Transplants and tourists alike quickly find out what all Southern Nevadans already know: We are a 24 hour town. Gas stations, casinos, supermarkets, and more are all open around the clock to serve the needs of our diverse community. On October 27th, 2012, United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center and their partners are celebrating Make a Difference Day by embracing the non-stop energy of Southern Nevada with “Service 24,” an around-the-clock series of volunteer projects designed to engage all Southern Nevadans from all walks of life.  Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, in which millions of volunteers around the country unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

We are excited to partner with Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Spread the Word Nevada, White Horse Youth (WHY) Ranch, Toys 4 Smiles, Next Step Ministries, Get Outdoors Nevada, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Clean The World, Foreclosed Upon Pets, The Lili Claire Foundation, and many more organizations serving Southern Nevada.

Find a project and sign up!  Projects in our community can be found on the Opportunity Calendar on the UWSN’s Volunteer Center website. 


CommUNITY Day of Sharing

October 17, 2012

Five of the largest non-profits in Southern Nevada will unite on Saturday, October 20th for an unprecedented valley wide donation drive hosted by Albertsons Sav-on.  United Way is pleased to be a part of this great event and would like to invite all community members to help make a difference for the hundreds of thousands of people in Southern Nevada who struggle with basic needs.

We are asking the community to donate “gently used” clothes, home goods, non-perishable food items, and new hygiene and paper products. 

Get involved this Saturday

Drop off your donation at any Albertsons in Southern Nevada on October 20 from 9am-4pm.

Stop by the main event site at the Albertsons on Durango near Flamingo from 11-3pm and enjoy music, a community barbeque, prizes and more!

Donations will benefit thousands of community members reached through Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Three Square, Goodwill and United Way of Southern Nevada.


Fall into Fun!

October 10, 2012

Looking for some free family fun this weekend?  Look no further!  The Arthritis Foundation, Nevada Office, invites your entire family to join them for a day of fun and discovery at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum.  This event is open to all community members, and there is no cost for you to attend!  

Saturday, October 13th

12:00-3:00 pm

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum

833 Las Vegas Boulevard, North

Las Vegas, NV 89101

Please RSVP to Crystal from the Arthritis Foundation at 702-575-7669 or

See the flyer for this community event here: Free Family Fun

This event information comes from Tarman Aziz who is serving at the Arthritis Foundation, Nevada, as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.  Check back for his View from VISTA blog post about the great work the Arthritis Foundation does in Nevada!