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The Community’s Newest Karma Box Installed at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:05

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“The Project fulfills dual roles. One is for the benefit of the person who is struggling, who in turn learns the value of taking ownership of something in his or her community. The second purpose is to help reduce the cultural stigma of substance use, mental illness and homelessness by encouraging community members to participate in filling Karma Boxes with needed items.” ~ Karma Box Project Founder Grant Denton
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Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Some say the best karma is giving to those who need it most. Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Jennifer Baker is Making an Impact

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Submitted by rjesus775_397 on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:42

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To see everything come to life just the way we had hoped was an amazing experience and something that I had never experienced before.
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Have you ever met someone who has found such meaning in assisting others? Our community is full of them and I would like to recognize one person. Jennifer Baker has made a huge impact in the community and has impacted me personally at the same time.

Ageism against older adults is something that we have learned through society. Looking at an older person wanting to do something that we believe is out of their capacity because they are old is simply feeding into the concept. I have found someone in the community who really represents the meaning of anti-ageism and that is Jennifer Baker.

Experience An Affur to Remember

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 20:42

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“When you foster an animal, you’re opening your heart and home to an animal that is not ready to be adopted out.” ~Laura Van Antwerp
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Are you looking for an event where you can dress up, play bocce ball and hang out with your furry friend? Look no further than the SPCA of Northern Nevada’s annual fundraiser.

We love food. We love drink. And we love raising money for worthwhile causes. The challenge comes when we have to leave our beloved canines at home to do so.

Take the #Positive30 Challenge!

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:30

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“I try to text one friend in my contacts daily to tell them that I am thinking of them and hoping they are having a great day. My friends love it, and I love doing it. Pass on the love.” –Mariah E.
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JTP Facebook fans share their positivity suggestions to help you embrace our 30 Days of Positivity Challenge.

Positivity can and should (in our humble opinions) be part of daily life. But to make positivity a habit, you need to do it – deliberately and repeatedly – until it becomes second nature. Doing something positive for 30 days is a great way to change your outlook and positively impact your community, so we encourage you to embrace our 30 Days of Positivity Challenge this month -- or any month, really! 

Eskimo Kisses, Chicken Nuggets, Melted Ice Cream Pops

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:49

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Moms Recovering from Addiction Write Healing Lullabies
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“This project has helped me recognize that all the doubts I had about myself are illusions.” ~Victoria
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Reconnecting with a child can be more complicated for some parents, particularly mothers recovering from addiction. Three local organizations have teamed up to help them use lullabies to do just that.

In addition to the physical, emotional and financial challenges of recovering from addiction, many women face the additional strain of being separated from their children.

Guiding Puppies Toward a Life of Service

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 18:39

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“You’re proud of them and know they’re going to eventually go off to a good home where they’re giving someone the freedom to be independent." ~CJ Manthe
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There are approximately 30 puppies being raised in the Northern Nevada area that will grow up to help people with visual disabilities better navigate their surroundings and live independent lives. Get to know Lakeshore and her puppy raisers, CJ Manthe and Denny Sauer.  

CJ Manthe and her husband Denny Sauer are volunteer puppy raisers.

While that does sound like the best volunteer job ever, it does come with a huge responsibility. These puppies go on to work with people with visual disabilities, providing them with the support they need to live their lives more independently.

Reno Food Systems is Bringing Tomatoes and Kale to a Park Near You

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:20

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In 1948, 20 million backyard Victory Gardens produced 8 million tons of food, 41% of all vegetables consumed in the nation. Together we can transform our food system. – Reno Food Systems
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One group is working to turn underutilized public spaces into food-producing farms. The idea is taking root.

You’ve likely noticed the surprisingly “rural” piece of land at the corner of Mayberry and West McCarran. You may have seen cows or sheep grazing there over the years. And, more recently, vegetables growing in neat rows alongside a farm stand. What you’ve seen, in the midst of a suburban Reno neighborhood, is Reno Food System’s Park Farm at Betsy Caughlin Donnelly Park.

Creating a Legacy of Good for Northern Nevada

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:12

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Campaign For Our Community Launches
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"It’s really amazing when we accomplish our goal. However, [our] problems can be overwhelming if you don’t have a strong organization supporting you. That’s why I’m so glad to support and work with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.” – Oscar Delgado
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Community Foundation of Western Nevada launched its Campaign For Our Community to build a sustainable Community Endowment that can address entrenched community challenges.

On April 11, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada launched its Campaign For Our Community at a high-energy rocket launch themed party, highlighted by three unique perspectives on the value of giving.

A Fund For Good. Forever.

Jennifer Satre, Campaign Co-Chair, introduced launch party guests to the Campaign for Our Community's effort to build a Community Endowment that will yield $400,000 to millions of dollars in grants each year – grants that will be used to address wide-spread challenges in our community. 

Just the ‘Paws’-itive: A Different Kind of Therapy

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:46

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“My favorite part of having a therapy dog? I don’t know, I guess I’d say that if it makes someone happy, then we’ve done our jobs.” ~ Peter Maddy
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Read about Annie the Therapy Dog and her handler Peter Maddy, who visit places daily with one goal in mind: to help others.

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