The Notes: Philanthropy, Sept. 18, 2023

Mon, Sep 18, 2023 (2 a.m.)

The Grey Muzzle Organization announced that Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a provider of accessible veterinary care for pets and their families, received a $5,000 grant geared toward improving the lives of at-risk senior dogs.

City National Bank donated over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to students at Lincoln and Helen Jydstrup elementary schools in Las Vegas as part of the bank’s 14th annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive, which saw more than 6,000 such backpacks donated to 39 schools and nonprofits in eight states and Washington, D.C. The bank also donated a book vending machine to Oran K. Gragson Elementary School in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation appointed Karen Marben as executive director. She comes to the foundation after serving as chief mission services officer for Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

Young adults ages 16 to 24 in North Las Vegas can now find no-cost career resources at a new EmployNV Youth Hub inside the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road, North Las Vegas. The EmployNV Youth Hub staff works with young adults to help prepare them for the workforce and provide valuable hands-on work experience and internships. The hub offers workshops, one-on-one support, and new technology, such as virtual reality headsets, to help expose young adults to Nevada’s in-demand careers while helping them achieve their goals.

Communities In Schools of Nevada received a $225,000 donation from Health Plan of Nevada, a UnitedHealthcare company. The donation will be used to expand and sustain the nonprofit’s Integrated Student Supports, otherwise known as wraparound services in CIS’ schools in Clark and Washoe County school districts.

Representatives from the Just One Project, a nonprofit that serves more than 17,000 Southern Nevadans monthly who are facing food insecurity; Health Plan of Nevada; and the Clark County School District celebrated the grand opening of the Family Support Center Community Market. This is the first project in a two-year collaboration between through which HPN has pledged more than $668,000 to support three no-cost markets at CCSD sites and an innovative “Groceries-on-the-Go” program. The market, located inside CCSD’s Family Support Center, 1720 S. Maryland Parkway, is a by-appointment, no-cost market offering wrap-around services and support to CCSD students and their families.

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This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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