My name is Ruby. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and life hasn’t been an easy ride. When I was a little kid, hand-me-down clothes were the norm. This carried into adulthood, and when it came to job interviews or looking the part at work, I always felt inferior to my colleagues.
Recognizing my struggle, my housing office case manager directed me to a program funded by the United Way of Southern Nevada.
With nothing to lose, I took advantage of this assistance. That day, I wasn’t just given more hand-me-down clothes. I was empowered.
Thanks to United Way of Southern Nevada, I was given a life-changing opportunity. Through this program, I received more than just clothing. I was inspired, motivated, and given a fresh perspective.
That day, I had a shift in my mindset. I walked in feeling hopeless and embarrassed, but I left a new woman, ready to conquer the world. It’s funny how a new suit and some encouragement can give me the mental strength to believe in myself and my dreams.
My dream? It’s to bring laughter into people’s lives. Comedy is my passion. I long to spread joy and to remind people that even in life’s toughest moments, there’s always a reason to smile.
Thanks to UWSN’s funding of this special program, I’ve learned to embrace every opportunity that comes my way.
I always say, pour into my cup, and I will pour into others’. Today, for this season of giving, I ask you to join me in empowering others in our community.
By supporting UWSN with a financial contribution, you are ensuring more families and individuals have the necessary tools for a path to excellence. You are allowing this great organization, a pillar in our community, to fund more programs that serve Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations.
You are making a difference. Right here in our own backyard.
Together, we can uplift and empower those who need it most.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration, and I hope I can count on you to make a lasting difference in the lives of many.