July 2019

For the first time ever, we have a tie! Two recipients will share our collected $6100!!

Reno Gleaning Project Pamela Mayne presented this non-profit that takes excess fruit from growers and distributes it to organizations that provide food to people in our community. Their goal is to provide folks with fresh fruit while reducing food waste. https://renogleaningproject.org/

Women and Children's Center of the Sierra Liz McFarland presented this non profit which empowers women to rise out of poverty and create a better life for themselves and their children. http://waccs.org/ 

Additional nominees this quarter...

Evan's Warm Feet Project Richard and Debra Menchel presented their non-profit created in the memory of their son Evan. Evan's Warm Feet Project provides socks to people who are homeless citing the fact that socks are the most requested item in shelters. https://evanswarmfeetproject.org/

Northern Nevada Math Club Sherry Griffin presented this non-profit that strives to create a community where math is cool through camps, events and competitions. https://nnvmath.org/

April 2019

The recipient for April 2019: 

Eddy House: Support homeless youth from age 12-24 and established in 2011. Serve about 250 clients weekly and have around 10,000 visits to their facility yearly. Their goal is to expand services and have a 50 bed overnight facility. They have a staff of 15 and provide “hope and help”. http://eddyhouse.org/

As always, we had several great non-profits nominated:

Sherri Eldon Memorial Fund: They help support nursing shortage by offering nurses in Washoe County area scholarships for continued education. They award $2,500 yearly. https://www.renown.org/cherie-elvin-memorial-fund-scholarship-application/

Project Help Nevada: Established in 2015. Started with referrals from the youth criminal justice system. They started as a referral source for different services in the community. They now provide resources to work on job and life skill building. They also have find safe housing and help with ID cards. They offer 30 hour workshops and perform mini assessments. They offer incentives to keep youth engaged in their workshops and trainings. They offer help to those 15 years of age and older…but really they say. ’’Anybody who walks through our door gets services’’. https://www.projecthelpnevada.org/

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Northern Nevada Outreach Volunteer Program: One service they offer, besides community education and support, is having a volunteer family (where a child in the family has been diagnosed with diabetes) meet up with a family and child with a new diagnosis of diabetes. They offer them support, guidance and resources to help them navigate this new diagnosis. This organization also funds research to work towards a cure and prevention of juvenile diabetes. https://www.jdrf.org/nevada/

January 2019

The recipient of our January 2019 contribution

Urban Lotus Project: Their mission is "to serve and empower at-risk and underserved youth and young adults through trauma-informed yoga and meditation practices." http:// www.urbanlotusproject.org


Non-profits also nominated:

Women and Children's Center of the Sierra (WACCS): They provide services "to support women as they work to move out of poverty and improve their lives." http://waccs.org/

Katie Grace Foundation: "The Katie Grace Foundation will embrace the unconditional love for others that Katie taught us. We will use the Foundation to continue acts of kindness and charity in our community." https://ktgracefoundation.org/

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Virginia City Auxiliary: This branch of the VFW provides for our local Veterans in need. They can be reached at (775) 835-9134 

October 2018

The recipient for October 2018 


Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP)


Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP), a unique, community-based youth service provider founded in 2007, develops, implements and evaluates programming targeting homeless, aged-out, unprepared, parent less youth (ages 18-24), designed to produce the outcomes desired for older youth and emerging adults; high school graduation, employment, college education, independent housing, good citizenry, and avoidance of welfare.




Non-profits also nominated


Women and Children's Center of the Sierras (WACCS)


The Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra provides services to support women as they work to move out of poverty and improve their lives.



Katie Grace Foundation


The Katie Grace Foundation will embrace the unconditional love for others that Katie taught us. We will use the Foundation to continue acts of kindness and charity in our community.



JDRF Nevada


JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. 


July 2018

The July 2018 recipient -


Lexie's Gift


Lexie was a shining light whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident in August 2016. Lexie’s Gift was established as an outlet for Lexie's parents, family and friends to celebrate her short life by continuing her legacy of helping those who need it the most. The celebration of Lexie’s upcoming 30th birthday was the spark that started the forest fire. As the donations came in and the requests for necessities were received, it became apparent the there was a great need for assistance throughout our community. Lexie’s Gift has become the much needed link between organizations and the community, continually connecting people to the help they need.



The additional nominees were:


For Kids Foundation:

For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial aid and assistance to children in Northern Nevada with specific unmet needs such as medical, dental, mental health, or educational services for which other resources are insufficient or nonexistent. https://www.forkidsfoundation.org/


Purpose Driven Youth Development (PDYD):

PDYD is a new 501(c) which will serve youth ages 11-18 as a preventative mentoring program. They are in the program development stage and a very exciting new non-profit.

April 2018

The recipient of our April 2018 collective donation is Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP).

CAP delievers presentations 2nd, 4th and 6th graders teaching the how to stay safe and who to turn to for help should they find themselves in a dangerous situation. They're helping our community's youth stay "Safe, Strong and Free!"


The donation will be presented to CAP on 5/17/18.


Also nominated in April:

Runway for Life which benefits Mom's on the Run:  http://momsontherun.info/events/runway-life

 Lexie's Gift  a non-profit that helps the homeless, at risk teens, various individuals and small local charities that may be struggling to get donations: https://www.lexiesgift.com/

In addition to our nominated non-profits, this quarter we had 3 8th graders from Depaoli Middle school selling appetizers and desserts to raise money for The Eddy House! 


What a night!




January 2018

In January, Project 150 was nominated for a 2nd time and won!


Project 150 helps homeless, disadvantaged youth stay in high school and graduate. http://www.project150reno.org


January's other nominees were:


Child Assault Prevention Program - Working to keep Nevada's children safe, strong and free



Strengthen the Pack - Working to strengthen UNR's athletic department.



Eddy House - Promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment to homeless, runaway, foster and at-risk youth ages 12-24.



October 2017

The very first Reno non-profit to win our collective donation was Awaken - Communities united to end sex trafficking.





The other nominees were:

Evelyn Mount Food Bank, providing food to those in need in our community. https://www.facebook.com/Evelyn-Mounts-Community-Outreach-of-RenoSparks-180505438695419/timeline

Project 150, helping homeless, disadvantaged youth stay in high school and graduate. http://www.project150reno.org/

Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP),  supporting our youth in need with 100% community based funding. http://nyep.org/