We strongly believe it’s our responsibility to give back to our community. This creates a wholeness within ourselves and grounds us to our home. Below are the foundations that we support and would like to share information about. Whoever you choose to support in our community is amazing, and it 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 is the only facility of its kind in the country, and we are lucky to have it in our community.They provide United States military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area.
The Merriner Cottages provide an invaluable asset to not only Reno/Carson, but for our rural communities. 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, 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 our sick, have accidents, or are born pre-maturely. 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 live now. 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, 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.
NBU protects Nevada’s wildlife resources for sportsmen, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts, and future generations. NBU volunteers do this 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 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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