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Education | Lily and Gabriel Receive a Strong Start

A doctoral student at UNLV, Holly Schneider had almost given up hope in finding resources for sending her children, Lily age five and Gabriel age three and a half, to preschool. After some research, she was relieved to receive a United Way Tuition Assistance Preschool Scholarship. When Holly found out about the scholarship, her resourcesContinue Reading

United Way of Southern Nevada Receives a $160,000 Lumina Foundation National Grant to Increase Postsecondary Attainment Rates

United Way of Southern Nevada Receives a $160,000 Lumina Foundation National Grant to Increase Postsecondary Attainment Rates

UWSN – Only Nevada organization to receive funding from the prestigious Lumina Foundation United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) was the only organization in Nevada selected to receive a $160,000 Lumina Foundation national grant to help increase postsecondary degree attainment in southern Nevada. To increase postsecondary degree attainment in southern Nevada, UWSN is collaborating withContinue Reading

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September 13, 2014 (Sat)
6:00 PM
UNCE Orchard
Project Dinner Table | UNCE Orchard | Partnering with UWSN
Enjoy dinner at the UNCE Orchard. Featuring Executive Chef Royden Ellamar, Sensi at Bellagio and Executive Chef Edmund Wong, Bellagio Charitable support benefits:  Candlelighters and Miracle Flights for Kids


September 22, 2014 (Mon) - September 30, 2014 (Tue)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dental Supply Drive Starts
Please donate these dental hygiene items: New child and adult toothbrushes Toothpaste Floss Toothbrush cover We will be gathering these dental supplies to be put into Smile Kits on Oct 4th. The Importance of Dental Health Preventative Care: Quality dental care is essential to insure a child’s overall well-being. Tooth decay remains the single most common... Continue Reading


October 4, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
“Smile Kits” – Dental Hygiene Kit Assembly
Join UWSN as we assemble and pack “Smile Kits” that will be given to children who receive dental services from our partners. Families are welcome to participate in assembling “Smile” Kits for local families and children. This meaningful volunteer opportunity includes: Fun-filled fall activities for children All volunteers receive water, healthy snacks and LIVE UNITED t-shirts To participate... Continue Reading


October 11, 2014 (Sat)
Project Dinner Table in partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada
Save The Date! Charities:  Safe Nest and The Blind Center More details to come!


October 23, 2014 (Thu)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom
Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration 2014
Sponsorship opportunities available. Click for info. Join us for a celebration of our donors and workplace campaigns who support us throughout the year! We are hosting our annual 2014 Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration on Thursday, October 23 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom. The event celebrates United Way’s recent... Continue Reading


November 1, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Las Vegas
Dynamo Day Clean-Up
The United Way of Southern Nevada, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas, is organizing our fourth Dynamo Day Downtown Clean-Up! We will be kicking off our event in Downtown Las Vegas. This will be a fun day filled with community pride. There will be lots of child-friendly activities, with all ages allowed. All people under... Continue Reading


November 7, 2014 (Fri)
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
NV Energy
WLC Annual Women’s Fall Suit Drive
Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual one-day suit drive collects suits and other business attire for women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews and in the workplace. Last year’s drive collected more than 7,000 professional items... Continue Reading


November 20, 2014 (Thu)
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Texas Station, Dallas Ballroom
Mayors Prayer Breakfast
Join us for breakfast and the opportunity to mentor future leaders of our community. For more information or to reserve your table or ticket(s), please call United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center at (702) 892-2300 or email marilynp@uwsn.org. The Mayors Prayer Breakfast benefits Camp Anytown, a program of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada. This event celebrates our unity and... Continue Reading

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December 2, 2014 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Holiday of Giving
Join United Way of Southern Nevada as we make the holidays merry and bright for families across the Valley. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on opportunities. More information to come. To learn more, contact United Way’s Volunteer Center at 702-892-2321.

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February 20, 2015 (Fri)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
WLC Annual Luncheon Fashion Show
Join United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) for the WLC Luncheon Fashion Show, recognizing the WLC’s impact in the community and women community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving southern Nevada. The event includes an exclusive DKNY fashion show, featuring WLC members as the models. 11:00am – 11:30am  |  Networking , Pop-Up Boutique... Continue Reading

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May 16, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Springs Preserve
Flip Through Summer | Family Fun Summer Kickoff
Take a walk down storytime lane and bring the whole family to this fun-filled, community event FLIP THROUGH SUMMER will be a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters. The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer.... Continue Reading

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