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Caregivers' Compensation Guide

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Submitted by lbenisano_411 on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 13:56

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The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative has released a new resource, the Caregivers’ Compensation Guide.

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative helps family caregivers provide better care to their loved ones with resources and support.

The resource directory website, WashoeCaregivers.org, offers over 300 resources specifically for caregivers. The Washoe Caregivers Guidebook, an instructional manual for new family caregivers, of which we have distributed 20,000 copies in over 100 locations in the community.

Reading Between the Lions

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sat, 06/19/2021 - 11:41

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“If a child can look at the right place, the teacher can teach them to read.” *Dr. Richard Meier
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The Reno Lions Club has created a way to help children train their eyes to improve their reading skills.

The Nevada Optometric Assocation (NOA) recently recognized Lion Janyce Rossall and the Lions Club of Reno with its Vision Award of Community Service. In its first year, the award recognizes an organization or individual that continues to do work in the community (locally, statewide, nationally, and/or internationally) to promote eye health and eye care.

Local nonprofit brightens community with social media spin

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Submitted by camieyokote_683 on Tue, 12/22/2020 - 13:59

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Urban Roots brings back #TheElfHerself for holiday cheer

Most people know the Elf on the Shelf to be a holiday tradition, but Reno nonprofit, Urban Roots, has applied its own spin to the custom with The Elf Herself.

Coffee & Conversation on Preventing Financial Scams

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Submitted by lbenisano14_415 on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 16:22

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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's Preventing Financial Scams Initiative protects our community. They invite you to a virtual Coffee and Conversation on Preventing Financial Scams.

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's Preventing Financial Scams Initiative protects our community. We invite you to a virtual Coffee and Conversation on Preventing Financial Scams. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM on Zoom

To register, click here.

Financial Navigators Help Overwhelmed Nevadans Find Financial Footing

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 14:39

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"The volunteer Financial Navigators helped my family with resources and relief from the financial and emotional stress that many of us are currently facing.” *Former Financial Navigator client
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Opportunity Alliance Nevada Financial Navigators are helping people experiencing financial hardship find resources, budget and regain their financial footing.

Do I pay rent or buy food?

I’m behind on my mortgage, what do I do?

I can’t make my student loan payments.

If money concerns like these have overwhelmed you in recent months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or for any reason, there is help. Free help. Available from Opportunity Alliance Nevada (OANV) and their team of Financial Navigators.

Prepare Girls for Kindergarten with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s Virtual Events Series

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Submitted by jschirrick_593 on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 21:40

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Social and emotional skills are imperative for success in kindergarten, and Girl Scouts is filling this critical need that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“This pandemic has affected our children in so many unexpected ways. Our programming will help young girls stay on track to becoming the dreamers, thinkers, and leaders our world so desperately needs.” *Ann Nelson, GSSN CEO
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Girl Scouts is launching a free “Make New Friends” virtual event series to ensure that all girls are prepared to start kindergarten with confidence.

How an 11-Year-Old Boy Scout is Saving the Planet

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 12:46

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Meet Diego Madani and his non-profit treesRus
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See what happens when a 11-year old boy scout decides he wants to help save the planet. Watch this story of Diego Madani, a Northern Nevadan who is planting trees to combat climate change.

The Power of Reading

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Submitted by bridget_504 on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:24

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“Watching a child thoughtfully choose a book to take home is one of the greatest joys for sponsors, volunteers and STWN employees.” ~Lisa Habighorst
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Spread the Word Nevada has a mission to get books into the hands of children throughout the state.

What was your favorite childhood book?  Many times this question sparks nostalgia — Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter, Blueberries for Sal, are just a few answers.  Can you imagine what it would have been like not to have that book in your life? Or any book of your own, for that matter?

Finding Sustenance in the Food Desert

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:54

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"It takes driven community leaders to create the solutions necessary to tackle food security. As members of this community, we have to build it.” *Shannon Dobbs, Co-Founder, On Common Ground
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Lack of access to nutritious food in downtown Reno is affecting the health of area residents. Businessman Shannon Dobbs saw the struggle first-hand and decided to do something about it – he decided to create an accessible, nonprofit grocery store in Reno’s food desert.

How can you eat nutritious, affordable meals when the nearest grocery store is two miles away and you don’t have a car? That is the question that ate away at Shannon Dobbs during the 11 years he and wife Michelle owned a bar in downtown Reno.

As members of the downtown community, they watched friends and acquaintances who were downtown residents suffer without access to fresh, nutritious food — growing ill, getting chronic diseases and dying too young.

Get to know On Common Ground

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 19:26

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Lack of access to nutritious food in downtown Reno is affecting the health of area residents. Businessman Shannon Dobbs saw the struggle first-hand and decided to do something about it – he an his wife decided to create an accessible, nonprofit grocery store in Reno’s food desert.

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