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Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

Troopers Bring Holiday Cheer to Sick Children

 

The men and women who keep us safe on the highways of southern Nevada brought the holiday spirit to children and the homeless Wednesday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol delivered toys to children at University Medical Center, Sunrise Children's Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus.

Troopers gave $10 from their paychecks for the past year. All the money was used to buy the gifts for the kids.

"It is the greatest gift that anyone can ask for. When you see a child's eyes light up, for that one moment, it takes away the pain and really helps them get through the holiday seasons," Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.

The troopers also donated blankets to homeless people camping near I-15 and D Street.

 

 

Kids Battling Cancer Get a Brighter Holiday

Kids Battling Cancer Get a Brighter Holiday

 

Santa Claus and Tigger made a special delivery Tuesday to kids battling cancer.

The kids are all patients at the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Pediatrics Medical Offices. The toys were provided by Pro-Tech Security.

"It is just the right thing to do and it is absolutely what the season is about," Pro-Tech Security President Leslie Bruno said,  "It is a blast for us, even though sometimes there is one that kind of tugs at your heart."

The security business shops and chooses toys for each individual child being treated at the center.

Piero's Restaurant Serves Up Dinner for Families in Need

Piero's Restaurant Serves Up Dinner for Families in Need

 

More than 1,000 children and families in need were treated to a Thanksgiving day dinner thanks to several nonprofits and Piero's Italian Cuisine.

The chefs at the restaurant prepared about 350 pounds of turkey, 900 pounds of potatoes, 150 rolls and 200 pies for the guests. The servers included long-time Las Vegans who are frequent patrons of the historic restaurant, including former Las Vegas Mayor Ron Lurie.

"Boys and Girls Club and Piero's, we have been doing this for about 30 years it is really gratifying. We get to do something like this for the community to give back a little bit to some of the folks," Lurie said.

This is the 22nd annual turkey dinner that the restaurant has hosted. 

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Students at Saint Anne Catholic School took a brief escape from their school books this week to learn a different kind of lesson.

For about an hour, members of the eighth-grade class experienced what it's like to help those less fortunate. The students packed more than 50 food boxes that will go to families who are clients of the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA).

According to SNRHA, the average annual income of clients receiving housing assitance is approximately $10,450. The food boxes contain everything needed for a family of four to enjoy a holiday meal on Thanksgiving including a 10-pound turkey, dressing, mixed vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. The food boxes are part of the Arizona Charlie's Feed a Family program.

Students Help Feed Families in Need

Students Help Feed Families in Need

 

 

Students from a local Catholic school did their part to help those in need in southern Nevada.

Eighth grade students from Saint Anne Catholic School prepared Thanksgiving food boxes Tuesday as part of the Arizona Charlie’s Feed a Family program.

Once the boxes are finished, they’ll be distributed to clients of the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority. Each box is filled with everything to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for four people, including a 10-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.

Families in need weren’t the only ones to benefit from the effort. The students who volunteered also learned a valuable lesson.

“Not everybody is as lucky as us to have family and celebrate together. So we are here helping. Hopefully families can enjoy thanksgiving,” eighth grader Mercedes Rayos said.

Families in Need Get Turkey Dinner Donations

Families in Need Get Turkey Dinner Donations

 

Families whose children go to two elementary schools are getting all they need to create a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a group of businesses and nonprofits.

About 300 families from Whitney Elementary and Ruby Thomas Elementary Schools will be getting a turkey box that includes everything to make a feast for Thursday's holiday.

The donation was organized by WRRP, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged people get back into the workforce. The nonprofit and its supporters wanted to give all the items to make a dinner so the people which received the donation could share with family and friends.

 

Recycled Rides Given to 6 Las Vegas Families in Need

Recycled Rides Given to 6 Las Vegas Families in Need

 

Six Las Vegas families received keys to a car thanks to a program that refurbishes old cars for families in need.

The National Auto Body Council’s Recycle Rides program partnered with Family Promise of Las Vegas to connect the cars and the struggling families. The program coordinates collision repair companies, insurers, suppliers and vendors to fix and donate the cars.

The cars are expected to help each of the families get back on their feet.

"Lack of reliable transportation is a daily challenge for families struggling to regain financial stability while caring for their family," said Terry Lindeman, Executive Director of Family Promise of Las Vegas. "These gifts through the Recycled RidesTM  are a game-changer for our families. We are grateful to the NABC and the local Las Vegas member shops that provide our families, year after year, with help to ease the transportation burden for these families."