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 Womens Philanthropy

A Lift Up Org
What they do: Provide furniture and household goods to families
What they need: Able-bodied humans who can lift in the Furniture Bank Warehouse, and for delivery and donation pick-up service. Donations such as furniture and household goods are also welcome.
Who to call: Volunteer line, 457-0700

Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas
What they do: Support senior citizens.
What they need: Sociable volunteers; donations, including food items, paper supplies, office supplies, and arts and crafts items
Who to call: Volunteer line, 648-3425

Aid For AIDS of Nevada
What they do: Provide support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada
What they need: Children's toys and games for their holiday toy drive and volunteers to assist with wrapping gifts and toys
Who to call: Volunteer line, 382-2326

Baby's Bounty
What they do: Provide new and gently used infant clothing and gear (strollers, port-a-cribs, car seats) to babies born into families living in poverty.
What they need: Infant strollers, bassinets, swings, bouncers, port-a-cribs, bath tubs, diaper bags, infant clothing and infant car seats; volunteers to sort infant clothing and fill diaper bags for distribution.
Who to call: Main line, 810-5180

Big Brothers Big Sisters Southern Nevada
What they do: Professionally supported mentor programs for youth
What they need: Used clothing, small household items; volunteers 19+ years old
Who to call: Main line, 731-2227

Blind Center of Nevada
What they do: Provide a place for socialization, personal development and meaningful employment for people who are blind or visually impaired
What they need: Food, paper goods and items for arts and craft classes; volunteers
Who to call: Main line, 642-6000


Best Buddies Nevada
What they do: Establish one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
What they need: Buddies for their clients, opportunities to be a buddy begin at 10 years old
Who to call: Nicole, 822-2268

Children's Heart Foundation
What they do: Provide camp experience for children with heart conditions; family support and community education
What they need: Donations of diapers, wipes, formula, gas cards and grocery cards
Who to call: Main line, 967-3522

Clark County READS
What they do: Provide literacy programs to children and families in Clark County
What they need: Literate volunteers to read to elementary school students
Who to call: Roxy, 799-5437

Computers4Cause
What they do: Technologically update local schools, churches and foster homes with refurbished unwanted computers
What they need: Computers, Pentium 4 and up, and flat-screen monitors
Who to call: Main line, 940-8038

Foundation to Assist Young Musicians
What they do: Encourage and support gifted young musicians in early training, advanced study and professional career development
What they need: Used musical instruments; volunteer instructors and office assistance
Who to call: Main line, 279-6858

Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
What they do: Provide children with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.
What they need: Prospective volunteers are encouraged to visit www.goodietwoshoes.org for more information.
Who to call: Main line, 617-4027

Janet Sue Mason Foundation
What they do: Assist in making cancer treatment sessions more comfortable for patients
What they need: Prepackaged snacks and drinks, personal DVD players, ear buds and other items
Who to call: Main line, 362-2475

Las Vegas Little Theatre
What they do: Increase support of the arts; provide theatre education and quality entertainment.
What they need: Cast, crew and concession supplies always in demand
Who to call: Main line, 362-7996

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
What they do: The Division funds research, furthers education, advocates for people with disabilities and provides referrals to healthcare providers and other resources within the community
What they need: A computer wiz to help customize already created CS3 projects.
Who to call: Main line, 736-1478

The Problem Gambling Center
What they do: Help clients identify and treat gambling addiction
What they need: Volunteers who are reliable and kind
Who to call: Krista, 363-3633

Ronald McDonald House Charities
What they do: Support programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community
What they need: Generous donors to support their work as well as volunteers.
Who to call: Volunteer line, 252-4663 ext. 3

Solari Hospice Care
What they do: Make sure that patients are comfortable during their stay
What they need: Compassionate volunteers for their office and companionship to patients
Who to call: Shari, 870-0000

Spread the Word Nevada
What they do: Fill the empty bookshelves of underprivileged children
What they need: Reading mentors, pre-K through 5th grade gently used or new books
Who to call: Main line, 564-7809

Wish Upon a Wedding
What they do: They turn wishes of saying "I do" into realities of saying "We did!" for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation
What they need: Any and all wedding related items and services
Who to call: Main line, (877) 305-WISH
 

 

 


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