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Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

The community around Cimarron-Memorial High School in northwest Las Vegas will enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal this year.

Community partners and volunteers will come together Thursday to host families from approximately 30 schools, as Cimarron presents its second annual Feeding the Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. inside the school's cafeteria. The school is located at 2301 N. Tenaya Way.

In addition to a full holiday dinner, there will be bingo and a visit from Santa Claus. The idea for the event came from Principal Joe Caruso, who volunteers at the City Mission of Las Vegas and wanted to welcome in the community.

“Throughout the District you'll often hear principals say that our students are members of our extended family,” Caruso said. “This dinner is our way of opening up our school to the community and showing our appreciation for the support they give to our students throughout the school year."

School Collects Food for Those in Need

School Collects Food for Those in Need

 

Students at one elementary school wrapped up their effort to feed families in need, when they picked up thousands of donated food items Monday.

Students from Justice Myron Leavitt Middle School finished their annual food drive, picked up the items and started distributing them to local families.

The kids worked very hard to collect their goal of 10,000 food items. They walked door to door in their neighborhoods and handed out flyers at local grocery stores. 

Neighborhood Party Planned for CJ the Chimp

Neighborhood Party Planned for CJ the Chimp

A neighborhood block party is planned for Saturday to say goodbye to CJ the chimp and to raise money for her owner.

The chimpanzee gained national attention in July, when she and a male chimp called Buddy escaped from their enclosure at a northwest home.

Buddy was shot and killed by police, and CJ was recaptured. A few weeks later, CJ escaped again and was recaptured. That second escaped expedited plans to move her to an accredited wild animal sanctuary in Oregon.

A neighborhood block party will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., at Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, which is on the corner of Bradley Way and El Campo Grande.

Admission to the party will be free, but vendors at the event will be donating part of their proceeds to the animal's owners to help pay for CJ's care at the facility. It costs $1,200 a month to house the chimpanzee at Chimp's Inc. Organizers hope to raise $20,000 to pay for a year of care. 

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

Adelson Hospice Collects Back-to-School Items for Kids in Need

The largest nonprofit hospice in southern Nevada is the drop-off point for a back-to-school drive for two elementary schools.

Nathan Adelson Hospice will be collecting all kinds of back-to-school items from now until August 22. The hospice will donate the items to students at Taylor Elementary, 144 Westminster Way, Henderson, and Sunrise Acres Elementary, 211 North 28th Street.

They are looking for backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, glue sticks and anything else that a child would need for a typical school year. The items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the following locations:

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

 

Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.