The Notes: Philanthropy, Dec. 4, 2023

Mon, Dec 4, 2023 (2 a.m.)

The Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee and NFL Green partnered with Nathan Adelson Hospice on a community greening project. Six fruit trees were planted around the front entrance and other key locations on the hospice property. With the support of Moon Valley Nurseries, staff and families cared for by the hospice helped plant the trees.

Miracle Flights, which provides free air transportation to children who need assistance reaching medical care not available in their home communities, announced the return of “Lights for Flights” at Downtown Summerlin. The interactive holiday photo opportunity includes seven oversized illuminated words that embody the mission of Miracle Flights and give holiday shoppers the opportunity to give back to the nonprofit. The signs, placed at high-traffic locations throughout Downtown Summerlin, will remain lighted from dusk to dawn every day throughout the holiday season. 

Shell USA and Green Valley Grocery donated $42,000 to Three Square Food Bank as part of “The Giving Pump” initiative. During the campaign, over 70 Green Valley Grocery gas stations donated combined proceeds from the designated Giving Pump with no additional costs to customers. It was one of several Hunger Action Month events in September that raised $518,290. Among the other events were:

• Three Square’s Community-wide Virtual Food Drive

Audacy and Hunger Related Events hosted the annual 4 Corners Food Drive. Mix 94.1 FM led the efforts by broadcasting live from various Albertsons locations to collect food and funds, with the remaining Audacy radio stations encouraging listeners to take action.

• Strike Out Hunger, Three Square Night at the Las Vegas Ballpark, in partnership with the Las Vegas Aviators.

•Dine with a Purpose at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Lotus Broadcasting participated with the KOMP-92.3 FM Radiothon.

A collaboration between Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and SilverSummit Healthplan, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, will bring a pediatric rheumatologist to Southern Nevada patients. Beginning January 8, Dr. Saumya Joshi will see C4K patients who are affected by a range of rheumatological conditions such as lupus, scleroderma and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. A $100,000 grant from SilverSummit Healthplan’s Community Investment Program provided the financial resources allowing C4K to recruit, relocate and initiate Dr. Joshi’s state-required medical onboarding process.

This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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