Posts Tagged ‘Make a Difference Day’

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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. 

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Make A Difference Day 2011

October 20, 2011

Recognizing that there is strength in numbers, Albertsons and five of the largest non-profit organizations in southern Nevada are teaming up for the first time to help thousands of families throughout the city in the first annual “Southern Nevada Together” event. Food, clothing, household items, and toothbrushes will be collected in honor of National Make a Difference Day, Saturday October 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all southern Nevada Albertsons stores. The Albertsons at Flamingo and Durango Drive will serve as the “Southern Nevada Together” headquarters. Non-profit partners (and the benefactors of the donated items) include Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, The Salvation Army, Three Square Food Bank and United Way of Southern Nevada. “We salute each of these southern Nevada non-profits for agreeing to work together,” said Albertsons Southern California Division President Sue Klug. “Collaborative efforts of this scale aren’t easy, but we’re thankful that each organization shares our vision to create an opportunity that has the potential to help so many.”

The southern Nevada community is urged to make donations of non-perishable food, gently used clothing and household items, and new toothbrushes that will be redistributed to local residents in need. At 2:30 p.m. elected officials and local celebrities will join the non-profits at the “Southern Nevada Together” headquarter Albertsons store (Flamingo and Durango) for a final donation weigh in. Throughout the day at that location donors are invited to participate in fun, family-oriented activities including live music, a BBQ and children’s games while making a difference for the community.

To find other volunteer opportunities for Make A Difference Day 2011, please visit volunteercentersn.org.