We strongly believe it’s our responsibility to give back to our community. This “giving back” enriches our lives and the lives of those living in and around our community–our home. Below are the local Reno area charities and foundations that we support. We would like to share this information with you, in an effort to shed light on organizations that provide valuable community outreach. No matter which charity you support, we applaud you. And, this is a great opportunity for us to show that your support doesn’t have to be monetary. Your time and your voice is a huge help to our local organizations that rely on community support.
The Veterans Guest House provides temporary, overnight accommodations for United States military veterans (& families) receiving treatments in a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area. We are so fortunate to have this facility in our community–the only one of its kind in the country.
The Merriner Cottages provide an invaluable asset to not only those living in the Reno/Carson areas, but for our rural community members as well. This provides housing for patients/families that have to travel 2-8 hours for treatment, several times a week. Some patients wouldn’t be able to do the treatment recommended if it weren’t for the Merriner Cottages.
Several residents are familiar with the Reno Rodeo and how much fun it brings to our community every June. However, there is a lot more that the Reno Rodeo offers our community. The Reno Rodeo Foundation is committed to enhancing and enriching the lives of Northern Nevada families by aiding children with extraordinary needs, building community partnerships and providing grants and scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates. Their programs include Community Grants, Denim Drive, Reading Room Books, Rodeo Wish & Scholarships. We are very lucky to have this organization in The Biggest Little City!
The Ronald McDonald House Northern Nevada houses families who live more than 30 miles away when their children are sick, have accidents, or are born prematurely. Donors and volunteers provide the gift of togetherness. Also, something that Reno residents may not know about our RMDH, is it helps our community in other ways:
The Ronald McDonald Family Room, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, the RMHC Northern Nevada Scholarship Program (only two chapters in the United States offer the scholarship program), and the Travel-for-Treatment program.
Since HopeFirst’s launch in late 2016, they have been able to fund 6 HopeHomes where people now live. They’re learning to recover and live productive, healthy lives. A Hope Home on the NNAHMS campus is being restored now to hold up to 50 young men and women fighting addiction. Additionally, through their community outreach, they have provided three Hope vans to local agencies. They’ve set up a transportation fund with Step 2, and are partnering with Life Changes and the Empowerment Center in their programming and housing needs.
On the prevention side, they have funded and built a kids building on the Grace Campus, as well as funded other next generation projects like One Night for students. See this local news report on their initiatives.
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited protects Nevada’s wildlife resources for sportsmen, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, and future generations. NBU volunteers work towards these causes through the reintroduction of big game, habitat conservation and improvement, public education and participation, biological and scientific research, and the influence of public policy.
Eddy House is the central intake and assessment facility for community outreach in Northern Nevada. The objective of the Eddy House is to end youth homelessness in Reno, Nevada. Eddy House is a drop-in center, shelter and community living program for homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth. Youth can access resources for their basic needs, such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and a safe, secure place to stay. Eddy House partners with many organizations in the Northern Nevada region to provide further resources to our youth.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases, through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of the founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s inability to pay.
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