Upcoming local fundraisers and charitable events

The following is a list of fundraisers in the Las Vegas valley. If you would like to submit an event to this list, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.

BAG CHILDHOOD HUNGER -- THROUGH MAY 31
Three Square's Bag Childhood Hunger Campaign is taking place through May 31. Contributions made to Three Square Food Bank through May 31 will have double the impact because of the generosity of the Bennett Family Foundation and a $500,000 pledge to match gifts toward the food bank’s goal to raise $2 million through the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign. Bag Childhood Hunger culminates May 11 with “Fashion for Three Square,” a special event that will feature a Monique Lhuillier fashion show, presented by Neiman Marcus, along with food catered by chefs from top restaurants in the Las Vegas valley. To make a donation to Bag Childhood Hunger and for further information about Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, visit www.bagchildhunger.org or call 702-644-3663.

SMITH'S FUNDRAISING FOR ST. ROSE DOMINICAN CHILDREN'S UNIT -- THROUGH MAY 27
Smith’s Food & Drug stores has launched its sixth annual fundraising campaign to benefit the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Charity Care Program and its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals pediatric unit at the Siena campus. Smith’s customers are invited to join store associates in fundraising efforts throughout Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Pahrump, Fort Mohave, Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. Customers will be asked to make a donation at the check stands through May 27, and any change dropped into the check stand coin boxes will be added to the effort. The funds raised are a combination of efforts between associates, customers and Smith’s corporate gifts. The contributions are being used to assist families struggling to pay their child’s medical costs after trauma or serious illness.

CHOW DOWN FOR CAPS & GOWNS -- MAY 16
Restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo are teaming up with Sands Cares for the 2nd annual Chow Down for Caps & Gowns, benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada. The benefit helps 58,000 vulnerable high school students in the most drop-out prone areas of Las Vegas with resources they need to stay in school and on track to graduate. Participating restaurants Bouchon, Buddy V's Ristorante, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Lagasse's Stadium, LAVO Italian Restaurant, Public House, TAO, and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, will all donate 10 percent of proceeds from May 16 to Communities In Schools of Nevada to ensure our graduating seniors are prepared. In addition, Sands Cares will match all funds donated by our restaurant partners that participate in this program.

A new twist on the classic charity golf tournament, Swings For Wings Golf Social boasts delicious food, an exciting auction, fun golf challenges, special guest appearances and a stunning view of The Strip from fabulous TopGolf...all for a great cause! Join us for a "swinging" good time, Thursday, May 25, from 6 pm to 9 p.m. as we raise funds for children struggling to reach long-distance medical care. All proceeds benefit Miracle Flights, a Nevada nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, providing flight support to children and families in need of reaching distant medical care.
 
HELP20 CAMPAIGN -- JUNE 1-AUG. 31
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.
 
AFAN BENEFICIARY OF PIT STOP EVENT AT GARAGE -- JUNE 3
Aid for AIDS of Nevada is asking for guests to come out and drink but for a cause. The Garage has chosen AFAN as their beneficiary for their Pit Stop event on June 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight. 100 percent of the proceeds from alcohol sales will go to AFAN to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS.
 
BLUE MAN BENEFIT FOR GRANT A GIFT -- JUNE 11
Blue Man Group® at Luxor Hotel and Casino welcomes its third annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation benefit performance on Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. The world-famous Blue Man Group will host a sensory-friendly show, suitable for children, adults and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Individual tickets are on sale now. For every $36 ticket sold for the performance, Blue Man Group will donate $18 to the foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit blueman.com/grantagift or call 800.557.7428. Sponsorships for the special performance are also available and individuals and/or companies interested can contact Malina Akerman, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s event director, at events@grantagiftautismfoundation.org or 702.564.2453.
 
GOLFER'S ROUNDUP -- JUNE 13
HELP of Southern Nevada will host its 23rd annual Golfer’s Roundup on Tuesday, June 13 at the Cascata Golf Course in Boulder City, Nevada. Registration for the golf tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Individuals interested in purchasing a single ticket ($375), foursome ($1,500) or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities should contact events@helpsonv.org.
 
HEROES WITH A HEART -- JUNE 16
The annual Heroes with a Heart fundraiser is taking place June 16. The event will honor local emergency personnel who have been nominated and selected for their care and compassion on scenes of tragedy — usually involving death. The fundraiser will take place 6 to 9 p.m. at The Orleans. Sponsorship and ticket information can be found at tipoflasvegas.org/heroes.
 
 
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