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Improve Children’s Dental Health by Participating in a Dental Hygiene Drive, Sept. 22 – 30

Brushing-TeethUnited Way of Southern Nevada is helping local children and families with their dental health by holding a Dental Hygiene Drive, Monday, September 22 – Tuesday, September 30 (Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm) at United Way of Southern Nevada.

Quality dental care is essential to insure a child’s overall well-being. Tooth decay remains the single most common chronic disease among children. Dental disease can impact all aspects of children’s lives, from their nutrition and sleep habits to their educational performance and self-esteem. With 36 percent of children living with untreated tooth decay, nine percent in dental pain and 65 percent of children uninsured and without health care resources, the dental hygiene drive will help to provide critical dental hygiene items to local children and families.

Please donate your new, packaged child and adult toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and toothbrush covers. To learn more, visit volunteercentersn.org.

Improve Children’s Dental Health by Participating in a Dental Kit Assembly, Oct. 4

United Way of Southern Nevada is helping local children and families with their dental health by holding a Dental Kit Assembly on Saturday, Oct. 4, 9am – 12pm at United Way of Southern Nevada. Quality dental care is essential to insure a child’s overall well-being. Tooth decay remains the single most common chronic disease amongMore

12 Ideas for Summer Backyard Fun for Everyone

With Labor Day right around the corner, we thought we would share some innovative backyard games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. So invite your friends, neighbors and relatives for some good old-fashioned family fun that is reminiscent of simpler times. 1. Set up your own Summer Sundae party “bar style” where peopleMore

Community Calendar | August 2014

8.10.14 Back to School Event Each August, several weeks before school begins Square Salon partners with The CASA Foundation to put on an amazing back to school event for foster children in Las Vegas. Most of these kids have a history of more than six schools and emotional turmoil, affecting them academically. These children aren’tMore

2014-15 Campaign Year In Full Swing

With the 2014-15 United Way workplace campaign year off to a great start, United Way is working side by side with our partners, campaigns and volunteers to insure this is a year to remember. Boyd Gaming recently kicked off the year with a fantastic campaign and passion throughout all of their properties. NV Energy, Cox Communications and UPS are alsoMore

Cass’ Corner | August 2014

Dear Friends, Summer is flying by and Mother Nature has given us a brief reprieve from the heat with cloudy and cool days. We have enjoyed the past few weeks at UWSN, as we have seen many faces in our board room through our strategic planning sessions with our Tocqueville, WLC and YPS members. We haveMore

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana McCurdy grew up as an Air Force brat, traveling to different states following her father’s career. Her last destination was Las Vegas, where she settled and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in human resources management. “I feel blessed to have an amazing husband, stepson, parents, sister, godchildren, in-laws, close friends and last butMore

Donate Back-to-School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again, but soon enough many parents will be sending their children back to school after the summer break. With the back to school season comes the hustle and bustle of buying school clothes and supplies, to insure that children start school prepared. Imagine what itMore

Engaging Our Community for a Brighter Future

When it comes to creating healthier communities, what makes a difference is engaging community members to work together towards creating a brighter future for the whole community. United Way’s Volunteer Center has evolved into a hub of Community Engagement, which brings together companies, organizations and individuals to make real, lasting change in the areas ofMore

Training Helps Little Boy Learn His Alphabet

Local teachers from early childhood education centers from across the Valley of varying backgrounds and education recently dedicated nine months to training to help teach preschool students during the most formative years of learning. The result of the training was evident, teachers became prepared to successfully teach children how to learn, communicate and engage soMore

Me & My Recipe | Terri Janison

Although she has become a strong, recognizable voice in Clark County advocating for families and children, Terri Janison’s life began quietly as the middle child in a family of five raised by a stay-at-home mom in Evansville, Indiana. “My parents were both amazing people; good, kind, honest and loving,” said Terri. Terri and her husbandMore

Me & My Recipe | Asian Coleslaw

At least 4 hours before serving, mix together in a serving bowl: 4 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 6 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sugar salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup silvered almonds Add in one package of ready mix cole slaw (tri-colored). When ready to serve, crumble 1/2 package ramen dry noodles over theMore