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Passion Social causes, philanthropy, giving back.
Reno is actively participating in product philanthropy thanks to the work of the Good Supply Co. By getting retail goods that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those in need, Good Supply Co. is helping the local non-profits serve their communities while protecting the environment.

Reno is actively participating in product philanthropy thanks to the work of the Good Supply Co. By getting retail goods that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those in need, Good Supply Co. is helping local non-profits serve their communities while protecting the environment.

Have you heard of product philanthropy?

Smile Social causes, philanthropy, giving back.
Here’s the second part of our round-up of responses in which we asked: What makes you happy? Northern Nevadans came forward with their awesome lists of smile-creators. 

Did you ever notice how something as simple as reading someone’s positive post on social media, or just passing by a happy person on the street, can make you immediately joyful? That’s the reasoning behind this crowdsourced story, in which we’ve summarized ways that locals create their own happiness. 

Here’s Part 2 of our 2-part series — because we got too many responses to make it just one story (and we LOVE that!).

Drive Social causes, philanthropy, giving back.
Mariah Erickson has accomplished her goal of running every day for 1,000 days. Impressed? We are!

When Mariah Erickson’s then 10-year-old daughter started summer break a couple of years ago, the Double Diamond first-grade teacher knew she wanted to promote healthy habits for her. They decided they would run together every day for 1,000 days.

The rules? The runs had to be outside and they had to be at least a mile. That’s every day. For 1,000 days. Rain, sleet, snow or shine. No matter where they happened to be, how they felt, or if their running clothes were clean.  

Drive Social causes, philanthropy, giving back.
Teacher Melissa Gilbert is bringing her passion for gardening to the classroom and things are really starting to bloom.

Melissa Gilbert teaches at Encompass Academy, a charter school in the Washoe County School District. In 2018, she decided to integrate gardening into her class Home Arts, where she also teaches sewing and cooking. She took over a garden project started by the school’s history teacher Edna Meza who started it in the fall of 2017. In a school where 83 percent of the students are considered at-risk, Melissa is not simply offering a fun elective — she’s providing students with relevant life skills they can use today and take with them as they develop into adults. 

HEART

Philanthropy
Barbie Marcoe has found a way to channel her love for her daughter, who unexpectedly passed away in a car accident, into novel ways to support the community.
People
Don and Patricia Gallimore have worked to improve the communities they lived in for most of their lives. Luckily for us, they brought their passion for giving back to Reno in 1990.
People
The Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada empowers people to discover their talents to help others, while also receiving the assistance they need.

SMILE

People
Here’s the second part of our round-up of responses in which we asked: What makes you happy? Northern Nevadans came forward with their awesome lists of smile-creators. 
Arts & Culture
We’ve scoured all three hours of the Oscars and filtered out the bad jokes and awkward moments, so that you can experience the best and brightest moments of positivity, uninterrupted!  
People
Sometimes, we just need to live vicariously for a few minutes — because learning what makes others smile daily may just help inspire our own positivity. So we asked locals to tell us: What makes you...

PASSION

Philanthropy
Reno is actively participating in product philanthropy thanks to the work of the Good Supply Co. By getting retail goods that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those in need, Good Supply...
Health & Fitness
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital recently presented a check to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support their mission to improve the quality of life for persons who are affected...
Health & Fitness
Bike riding has the ability to transform an individual – enhancing quality of life, building confidence and improving well-being. That’s the inspiration behind Bike Like a Girl and their girls’...

DRIVE

Recreation & Outdoors
Mariah Erickson has accomplished her goal of running every day for 1,000 days. Impressed? We are!
Education
Teacher Melissa Gilbert is bringing her passion for gardening to the classroom and things are really starting to bloom.
Business
In addition to baking up delicious bagels, donuts and not-a-cronuts, the owners and staff members of Rounds Bakery help make our community a better place.