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UNLVino Expands to Four Days

UNLVino Expands to Four Days


One of UNLV’s most prominent fundraising events will expand to four days in 2013.

The 39th annual UNLVino will span four days from April 18-21. Organizers say the wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages including wine, beer and spirits.

UNLVino’s $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

Events include:

Night of Entertainment to Benefit Golden Rainbow

Night of Entertainment to Benefit Golden Rainbow

A local entertainment group is partnering with the nonprofit Golden Rainbow to present a night of entertainment benefitting southern Nevada families impacted by HIV/AIDS.

The Holiday Cabaret and Toy Drive will start at 7 p.m. Friday, December 21 at the Center for Spiritual Living at 1420 East Harmon Avenue.

The night will feature performers from several Strip shows, including "Bite," "Fantasy," "Nunsense," "Hair" and "5th Avenue."  Admission to the show is just $10 and everyone is encouraged to bring one new, unwrapped toy for the drive.

All donated items will go to the children of Golden Rainbow families. The show is being put together by RagTag Entertainment.

Golden Rainbow provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada.

Families in Need Get Turkey Dinner Donations

Families in Need Get Turkey Dinner Donations


Families whose children go to two elementary schools are getting all they need to create a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a group of businesses and nonprofits.

About 300 families from Whitney Elementary and Ruby Thomas Elementary Schools will be getting a turkey box that includes everything to make a feast for Thursday's holiday.

The donation was organized by WRRP, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged people get back into the workforce. The nonprofit and its supporters wanted to give all the items to make a dinner so the people which received the donation could share with family and friends.


Hard Rock Cafes Host Book Drive for Local Charity

Hard Rock Cafes Host Book Drive for Local Charity

The two Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas will not just be serving food during the month of August. They will also be taking in books for southern Nevada kids.

The cafes will be working with the nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada by collecting books. Spread the Word Nevada is working to advance childhood literacy by donating books to at-risk and low-income kids around the Las Vegas valley.

The Hard Rock Café at 4475 Paradise Road will host a Rock the Cause Donation Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. They are encouraging people in the community to donate gently used books to the nonprofit.

This year Spread the Word Nevada distributed its 2 millionth book to a child in Clark County. The charity also hosts literacy workshops for parents.  

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need

Charity Starts Collection of School Supplies for Kids in Need


HELP of Southern Nevada is holding a drive for school supplies for kids in need this school year.

The nonprofit is collecting all kinds of items from colored pencils to calculators. The group will be putting the supplies into backpacks to distribute to their school-aged clients.

The collection started Monday at HELP’s office at 1640 E. Flamingo. It will last through Thursday, September 13. People can also donate online at helpsonv.org.

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:

Three Schools Benefit from Target Program


The retail giant Target is providing millions of dollars to schools around the country. Three schools in southern Nevada will be benefiting from the program.

Target is giving out $15,000 in reading grants to Gragson Elementary and Fay Herron Elementary Schools. The funding is part of the Target School Library Makeover program. The schools have already received new libraries. The money will now be spent on new books for those libraries.

The company is also renovating the library at Whitney Elementary School. The school will be getting new books, furniture, carpeting and shelves. It will also get upgraded technology, including iPads. The school will also get a Target Meals for Minds food pantry. Whitney Elementary has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  

The retailer will be providing money to 150 in-need schools around the country. In all, the company plans on spending $12 million on schools.