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RMI Collecting Cell Phone for Troops

 

RMI Management, a property management company, collected 255 cell phones statewide for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. 

In July, RMI Management began collecting gently used cell phones to be recycled. The proceeds from the recycled phones are being used to purchase calling cards for U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. 

RMI Management will continue to collect cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program on a continual basis. Gently used, late-model cell phones are preferred. However, any type of cell phone from any carrier may be donated. 

Phones can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • 630 Trade Center Drive, Suite 100, in Las Vegas
  • 7951 Deer Springs Way, Suite 170, in North Las Vegas

Aliante Casino and Hotel Collecting Toys for Nellis Kids

Aliante Casino and Hotel Collecting Toys for Nellis Kids

 

There is just a few days left to donate toys to the children of Nellis Air Force Base.

Aliante Casino and Hotel is collecting toys for the children of the men and women serving our country at Nellis. The drive is accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages.

They are also accepting donations of clothing, gift cards, and beauty products for teenagers.

Drop-off locations are located at the front desk and the Rewards Center. The toy drive will go through Friday.

 

 

NLV Officers Take Kids Shopping

NLV Officers Take Kids Shopping

Officers from the North Las Vegas Police Department took children in need of some holiday cheer, shopping Wednesday has part of their annual Shop with a Cop event.

Officers who volunteered to be personal shoppers accompanied 52 children at the Target store at Craig Road and Clayton Street. Thanks to generous donations from North Las Vegas businesses and citizens, each child had more than $200 to spend.

 

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

 

Free school supplies will be handed out Saturday at a back-to-school fair.

The annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. 

Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

 

A local physical therapy practice recently took part in a large scholarship effort put on by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce awarded $107,000 in scholarships to 128 Clark County students from 20 area schools. The scholarships were presented to graduating high school students in financial need at the chamber’s 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the South Point.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy was a contributing sponsor of scholarships given to Alejandra Acosta of Rancho High School, Chloe Nieves of Silverado High School and Vilma Silva of Cheyenne High School. Each was awarded a scholarship to attend UNLV to continue her education in health care.

Each student will mentor with a Matt Smith professional during their undergraduate career and will be eligible to renew their scholarship if they meet GPA requirements.

Eat Wings for Seat Belt Awareness Saturday

People can enjoy chicken wings and contribute to efforts to raise awareness of seat belt safety with a fundraiser starting Saturday.

The Monica Mapile Foundation is holding a fundraiser at all nine Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. The restaurants will donate 15 percent of food purchases to the foundation when the order is accompanied by a foundation flyer.

The Monica Mapile Foundation works to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a seat belt. Mapile was just 18 years old when she was killed in a car accident. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The foundation is also working to create a primary seat belt law in the state of the Nevada, which would mean law enforcement could pull people over for not wearing a seat belt.

For more information about the fundraiser, or to print a foundation flyer, go to loveclicklive.com

Three Schools Benefit from Target Program

 

The retail giant Target is providing millions of dollars to schools around the country. Three schools in southern Nevada will be benefiting from the program.

Target is giving out $15,000 in reading grants to Gragson Elementary and Fay Herron Elementary Schools. The funding is part of the Target School Library Makeover program. The schools have already received new libraries. The money will now be spent on new books for those libraries.

The company is also renovating the library at Whitney Elementary School. The school will be getting new books, furniture, carpeting and shelves. It will also get upgraded technology, including iPads. The school will also get a Target Meals for Minds food pantry. Whitney Elementary has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  

The retailer will be providing money to 150 in-need schools around the country. In all, the company plans on spending $12 million on schools.