HELP of Southern Nevada has partnered with Whole Foods Market to collect bottled water from June 1 through August 31 for its annual “HELP20” campaign in an effort to protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the Las Vegas summer heat. Those looking to donate can do so at all Las Vegas and Henderson area Whole Food Market locations. Water donations can be purchased in-store or elsewhere and dropped off at a participating Whole Foods. The water will be collected and distributed to area homeless by HELP of Southern Nevada on a regular basis.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS ANNUAL POWER WALK -- JULY 29
Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the local nonprofit that provides professional clothing and career development tools to empower women to achieve economic independence, will host its annual Power Walk at Miracle Miles Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on July 29. Participants are encouraged to walk as individuals or create teams to show off their summer style while visiting health and beauty vendors during this unique event. Proceeds of the event will benefit the charity’s programs that support women in the Las Vegas valley. Registration is $38 adult, $20 student with ID and $10 per child.
FILL THE BUS SCHOOL SUPPLY -- AUG. 4-5
Communities In Schools (CIS) of Nevada is once again inviting the Las Vegas community to help them collect school supplies for local students at their fifth annual Fill The Bus back-to-school supply drive on Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations can be dropped off, or purchased for donation, at the Sam’s Club located in The Arroyo Market Square. Items needed include backpacks, binders, notebooks, pocket folders, markers and crayons, mechanical pencils, pencil sharpeners, erases, glue, highlighters and colored pencils. Uniform pieces like navy and white polo shirts and khaki and navy slacks also needed for elementary and middle school age children.
ST. JUDE WALK/RUN TO END CHILDHOOD CANCER -- SEPT. 16
The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood cancer is taking place Sept. 16 at Town Square Las Vegas. The entire Las Vegas community is invited to participate in the event, which will feature a patient family speaker, family friendly activities and live entertainment. Registration for the run is $20 for adults and children ages six and up and $10 for the walk for adults and children ages six and up. Register, volunteer, make a donation or learn more about this event at stjude.org/walkrun.
CHEERS TO CHOCOLATE -- SEPT. 29
The District at Green Valley Ranch invites the community to participate in the 7th Annual Cheers to Chocolate event, featuring Las Vegas’ culinary treats, cocktails and wine, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29. While listening to the sounds of local music artists, guests can also bid on a wide assortment of silent auction items including entertainment packages, beauty baskets, jewelry, art, dining experiences and more. Cheers to Chocolate benefits Easter Seals Nevada. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
CONSTRUCTION VS. CANCER -- OCT. 7
Construction vs. Cancer is happening Oct. 7 at Symphony Park on Main Street. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. The unique fundraiser provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer patients and their families.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S LAS VEGAS -- OCT. 28
Join in the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, presented by Affinity Gaming. Registration is now open for individuals and teams to sign up at LasVegasAlzheimersWalk.org. The walk is happening at Town Square on Oct. 28. Registration starts on-site at 8:30 a.m.