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“Pay It Forward” | May 7 – 14

PIF_CaptureGiving back to the community just got easier through United Way of Southern Nevada’s Pay It Forward campaign. Shop and dine at participating locations during the week of May 7-14, and you can help raise funds for families in southern Nevada. During this week participating retailers and restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds back to the United Way of Southern Nevada. Through Pay It Forward participants can build a brighter future for southern Nevadans through the building blocks of a better life: education, financial stability, and health.

Participating Locations:

Artifact @ Town Square
6587 Las Vegas Bvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Core Studios
615 S. Fort Apache Rd, #104
Las Vegas, NV 89052

Gritz Café
1911 Stella Lake Street
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Michele C Quinn Fine Art, LLC
620 South 7th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear
@ Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Blvd, 1st Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Pizza Rock
201 N. Third Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Sambalatte @ Boca Park
750 S. Rampart Blvd, #9
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Sambalatte
6555 S. Jones Blvd, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Stitched @ The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tasti D-lite @ Meadows Mall
4300 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Tasti D-lite @ Town Square
6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Tropical Smoothie
7580 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Volunteers in Action | Kohl’s Cares

Kohl’s is focused on giving back to the community and engaging employees in volunteering and making a difference. Kohl’s recently partnered with United Way’s Volunteer Center on March 29 to create Survival Kits for Crestwood Elementary School third, fourth and fifth grade students who are taking the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT). Taking these tests is a stressful activityMore

Community Calendar | April 2014

3.31.14 – 4.26.14 Les Misérables One of Broadway’s biggest and boldest hits, “Les Misérables,” will play at the Summerlin Library Theater from March 31 – April 26, 2014. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. nightly except Tuesdays and Sundays along with two matinee shows on Saturday, April 12 and 26 at 2 p.m. The Broadway musicalMore

Cass’ Corner | April 2014

Friends, The highs and lows of the thermometer recently remind me of life’s ups and downs. While last week we thought we were facing an early summer, this week families have turned their heat back on. In our recent all staff meeting, our staff shared the high’s and lows of their lives, from amazing workMore

Campaign Spotlight | U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank is the country’s fifth-largest commercial bank, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as the Most Admired Superregional Bank for four consecutive years. “U.S. Bank is committed to strengthening our community through financial support and volunteerism,” said Lori Soren, regional market president for U.S. Bank. “Our employees throughout Southern Nevada look forward toMore

Me & My Recipe | Carrie Hegg

Carrie Hegg grew up in Duluth, MN where it snows about eight months out of the year. She developed a love for accounting in high school and began her career in the oil fields of Texas and now serves as the Accounts Payable Specialist at United Way. Carrie describes herself as a very down to earthMore

Me & My Recipe | Pistachio Fruit Salad

Pistachio Fruit Salad 1 box of Jello Pistachio Pudding 1 bag of Easter marshmallows 1 small can of crushed/shredded pineapple (drained) 9oz cool whip. Make pudding separate (directions on box) and add with other ingredients. Chill for 2-3hrs. 

WLC Spotlight | Holly Lloyd

An adventurer at heart, Holly Lloyd grew up in Tucson, Ariz. where she enjoyed soccer and horseback riding. She now thrives on camping, boating, swimming, hiking and traveling with her husband David. With a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in history from University of Arizona, Holly loves history and is passionate about giving back toMore

Scot Gets Free Tax Help and Continues to Make Music

On a beautiful day on Dec. 6, 2008, Scot Rammer felt a tingle shoot up his leg. His whole life changed from that moment on. Scot suffered a stroke at the age of 49 that almost took his life. A proud, single father of two daughters, ages 12 and 10, Scot’s right side is nowMore

Plant Your Own Edible Garden | 13 Easy Plants to Grow

Do you want to grow your own edible garden but don’t know where to start? It’s all in the preparation, and you can grow a plethora of food that will help save money and feed your family. Who does not love a juicy, plump, red, homegrown tomato or herbs picked fresh from the garden? It’sMore

Prepare to Plant Your Own Garden

When you focus on four different steps of soil preparation, planting at the right time, pest management and shading and wind protection, you can plant your own edible garden that will feed your family through the summer. SOIL: Build a raised-bed garden, filling the beds with highly prepared organic soil (like Viragrow) and add substancesMore

Unite Together with Local Heroes for the April 26 Dynamo Day Clean-Up in Downtown Las Vegas

United Way of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas are giving local residents an opportunity to leave their mark by volunteering to revitalize Downtown city blocks during the third Dynamo Day Clean-Up on April 16 at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers who sign up will have an opportunity to beautify and freshen up the CulturalMore