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Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

Dine Out Today to Benefit Children

 

Eat out for a good cause today on International Children’s Day, as 13 local restaurants help mark the occasion.

They will participate in the Building Champions against the Odds Campaign to benefit Nevada Children’s Center (NCC) and commemorate International Children’s Day. Nevada Children’s Center takes part in the global commemoration of children though the Campaign.

These area restaurants have pledged to donate between 10-20 percent of revenue to Nevada Children’s Center, but you must bring a flyer available at www.nccenter.org with you to qualify for the donation.

The Campaign will help NCC in its mission to empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing therapeutic day treatment, behavior modification, and in-home parenting resources in partnership with foster care and child protective advocates and agencies.

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

Police Put Down Badges and Pick Up Serving Trays

 

Tip-a-Cop and help the Special Olympics.

Police will being turning in their badges for serving trays for the annual Tip-a-Cop event to benefit the Special Olympics. The officers from Metro, North Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police, even School Police will be working as waiters at Applebee’s around the valley to raise money for the charity. Last year's event raise more than $35,000 dollars.

Special Olympics is a free, year-round sports training for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Dinner service starts at 5 o’clock until 9 o’clock tonight. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants and law enforcement agencies:

500 N. Nellis, Metro Northeast  Area Command

1635 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas Police

2070 N. Rainbow, Metro Northwest Area Command   

3501 S. Rainbow, Metro Enterprise Area Command    

Cupkates Donating Cupcakes to 12 Military Moms

Cupkates Donating Cupcakes to 12 Military Moms

Cupkates, a Las Vegas-based specialty bakery that delivers door to door, recently announced the opportunity for 12 military moms to win free cupcakes.

Cupkates would like to recognize the many women who raise families while their husbands serve tours in the military. The bakery is looking to make Mother’s Day special for 12 military moms by delivering two dozen mini-cupcakes. To nominate a military mom, send a 100-word summary as well as the nominator’s contact information (name and phone number) to cupkateslv@hotmail.com. Cupkates will choose the 12 military moms to honor.

The company is also offering Mother's Day specials. The Mother’s Day bouquet includes six (6) full-sized cupcakes, five (5) mini-sized cupcakes, four (4) white chocolate-dipped strawberries. Orders can be made with any combination of existing cupcake flavors.

Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Tobler Elementary Tops in Fresh & Easy Fundraising

Tobler Elementary Tops in Fresh & Easy Fundraising

Tobler Elementary School raised more than $7,700 to earn top honors in the Shop for Schools program through Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets.

Overall, Nevada schools raised more than $164,000 via the fundraising program. Nearly 260 schools across the state participated to raise money for their school’s programs.  Community leaders, school officials, parents, teachers and students will gathered Thursday at Tobler to celebrate the achievement.

Tobler’s total of more than $7,700 includes an additional $5,000 for being Nevada’s top fundraising school.