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Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

Thousands Raised in Cupcake Fundraiser

Thousands Raised in Cupcake Fundraiser

In just three days thousands of cupcakes were sold and thousands of dollars were raised for a school in southern Nevada.

Freed's Bakery sold 3,012 cupcakes last week raising $8,265 for Whitney Elementary School.  A huge portion of the students at that school are homeless. They often rely on the school for basic needs like food and clothing. A recent report about it on CBS Evening News generated donations from around the country.  The cupcakes were sold at the bakery at Eastern Avenue and Silverado Ranch Boulevard Thursday through Saturday.

The bake sale got a boost through the bakery's Facebook page.

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

A Las Vegas man battling a rare form of cancer needs help raising money to pay for his treatment.

Rob Grimshaw married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they had two beautiful girls, Joslyn, 8, and Savannah, 2. Soon after the second birth is when the trouble began for Rob.

All the details of Rob's story can be found here, but in short, he has been diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer known as epitheliod sarcoma. Rob's diagnosis is one of eight known cases of the disease in the past 15 years in the United States. Seen in the picture is Rob's arm as he deals with sores from aggressive tumors breaking through his skin.

He has traveled to St. Louis and Salt Lake City seeking treatment, but Grimshaw's cancer does not respond to chemotherapy, so he needs experimental and alternative treatments not covered by insurance.

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

A local elementary school is looking at a much brighter future after a report about the school aired on the CBS Evening News.

For years, Whitney Elementary School's principal, teachers and students have done their own fundraising. Now with national exposure the donations are pouring in. The school's principal has dedicated her life to helping the kids in her school. Sherrie Gahn provides not just an education to her students but also basic needs like food and clothing. 

 "I started out feeding the kids, then clothing the kids, and then immunizing the kids, but the needs kept coming up. A different need kept coming up," said Gahn. "I was worried the children would continue growing up in a cycle of poverty instead of breaking it." 

Three Square Expands Summer Food Service Program

Three Square Expands Summer Food Service Program

For the first time in several years thousands more southern Nevada kids will be at risk for going hungry because the school year has changed. It is no longer year-round to but a nine-month schedule which means kids who get free or reduced meals at school won't have that resource this summer.

Starting Monday, the Summer Food Service Program launches to answer that need. This year, the non-profit Three Square is expanding that program to make up for the loss of school breakfasts and lunches.

Three Square plans on doubling the amount of food it provides for the summer and is doubling the number of places that kids can get meals. Officials at the non-profit say around 160,000 students get their meals through the school. Without that resource this summer an estimated 65,000 more kids could be at risk of going hungry.

Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

The community stepped forward to help The Animal Foundation with a shortage of sheets and blankets for the animals in the shelter.

The shelter announced it was running low on sheets, blankets and towels. People around southern Nevada quickly responded to the call donating all kinds of items. The shelves are now stocked with linens.
"Well at any given time we're taking care of about 1,000 animals, so these will last and we will rewash them as many times as we can until we can not use them anymore and hopefully the community keeps responding," said  Meghan Scheibe of The Animal Foundation.
The Animal Foundation takes in nearly 150 animals every day which means supplies are always stretched thin. If you would like to help you can drop donations at the shelter which is at Mojave Road and Bonanza Road. They also appreciate cash donations.