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Eat Wings for Seat Belt Awareness Saturday

People can enjoy chicken wings and contribute to efforts to raise awareness of seat belt safety with a fundraiser starting Saturday.

The Monica Mapile Foundation is holding a fundraiser at all nine Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. The restaurants will donate 15 percent of food purchases to the foundation when the order is accompanied by a foundation flyer.

The Monica Mapile Foundation works to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a seat belt. Mapile was just 18 years old when she was killed in a car accident. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The foundation is also working to create a primary seat belt law in the state of the Nevada, which would mean law enforcement could pull people over for not wearing a seat belt.

For more information about the fundraiser, or to print a foundation flyer, go to loveclicklive.com

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."

 

A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Pizza Place Plans Donation Day

Pizza Place Plans Donation Day

 

A popular place for pizza is offering a way for people to enjoy a meal and donate to a local charity.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill will donate 20 percent of sales from February 7 to Three Square. The donation will be from all five of the restaurant’s locations.

  • 6500 West Sahara Avenue
  • 9516 W. Flamingo Road
  • 7160 N. Durango Drive
  • 4300 E. Sunset Road

7345 Arroyo Crossing Parkway

Guests need to bring a flyer to present to their server. To print a flyer, go to one the following websites.

"Layaway Angels" Create Christmas Magic

"Layaway Angels" Create Christmas Magic

What started as one woman's memorial to her husband has blossomed into a national altruistic movement spanning several states.

Dozens of anonymous donors paid off strangers' layaway accounts at local Kmart stores. More than 65  Las Vegas residents’ Kmart layaway accounts contained a handwritten note that merely read, "Happy Holidays from a friend."  Their accounts were paid almost entirely in full. 

It started with one woman in Omaha, Nebraska.  "Remember Ben," she said, as she paid off the balances of dozens of Kmart customer's layaway account balances.  "Ben" was the name of her recently-deceased husband. 

Play in the Snow While Helping Mt. Charleston

Play in the Snow While Helping Mt. Charleston

If you like playing in the snow, there might be a volunteer spot for you at Mt. Charleston.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for Snow Play Host volunteers this winter at Mt. Charleston. Every winter weekend, thousands of people flock to the mountains to play in the snow.  Snow Play Hosts provide roadside information about snow play opportunities, and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites. Snow Play Hosts will also help visitors have a fun snow play experience while reducing impacts to the forest.