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Ceramic artists contribute talents to Empty Bowl Benefit

Bowls made by students at Green Valley High School help to raise money to feed Las Vegans in need.

The Empty Bowl Benefit, scheduled for April 5, draws talent from Green Valley High School, the Nevada Clay Guild, Aardvark Clay, the Fiber Guild and various artists.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Fifth Graders Gather Food for those in Need

Fifth Graders Gather Food for those in Need

Fifth graders from Henderson International School helped make the season a little brighter for some people in need by collecting food for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

The students gathered 3,500 non-perishable food items for the mission. The students also helped load the items onto the truck Friday afternoon.

The fifth-grade class have been learning about global poverty and decided that the best way to make an impact on the issue would be by tackling the problem right here in Las Vegas.

 

Motorcycle Rally to Benefit Sexually Exploited Children

Motorcycle Rally to Benefit Sexually Exploited Children

A thunderous rally will be held Saturday to help children who have been sexually exploited.

The Las Vegas Regulators motorcycle club along with the Pearls of Henderson, a interest group of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, will be holding a Ride for a Cause motorcycle rally starting at 9 a.m. at the Henderson Harley-Davidson, 1010 Warm Springs Road.

The first riders will roll out at 10 a.m.

All the money raised at the event will benefit charities that help victims of sexual exploitation.

Metro Police has investigated about 2,200 children exploited through the sex trade in Las Vegas since 1994.

For more information or to register to ride, go to poh2012.wix.com/tpohrideforcause

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Doing something for someone else will never be as easy, or delicious, as it will be at Town Square Las Vegas during the month of September.

For the second year in a row, many Town Square restaurants are helping to spread awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.  Many restaurants are donating proceeds from a specific menu item, or a percentage of the total bill to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.  The proceeds will go directly to the foundation’s Charity Care Plan ensuring children without medical insurance or whose family cannot pay for treatment, get the treatment they need.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada treating children with specialized medical conditions -- things like cancer, rheumatological conditions including Lupus, Scleroderma, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, rare and ultra rare diseases, genetic and inherited bleeding disorders.

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Young Man Killed in Crash

A fundraiser is planned for Saturday for the family of the young man killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening.

According to Metro Police, at about 7 p.m., 19-year-old Angel Velasquez was riding a motorcycle near Sahara Avenue and Van Patten Street, when a Volkswagen ran into him. The driver of the car left the scene.

He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Velasquez was a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer, a program for young people interested in becoming law enforcement officers. He joined the Explorer team when he was 16 years old.

His fellow Explorers will be holding a car wash to raise money for funeral expenses. The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brake Masters on Windmill Lane and Easter Avenue.

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

Local radio DJs collected pajamas all day Friday as part of the annual DJs for PJs drive.

They started collecting the pajamas at 6 a.m. at four Kohl's stores around southern Nevada, including the stores at Charleston Boulevard and Durango Drive, Durango Drive and Deer Springs Way, Blue Diamond and Arville roads and 215 beltway and Valle Verde.  

The bedtime clothes will be donated to kids in need in the Las Vegas valley. Last year, more than 8,000 pairs of pajamas were donated to the cause and then distributed to dozens of local charities.

 

School Holding Fundraiser to Help Teacher with Cancer

 

A local charter school is doing what it can to help one of its teacher diagnosed with cancer.

Coral Academy of Science is hosting a fundraiser Sunday for kindergarten teacher Megan Emery, who recently went through surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in her lung.

“I have seen amazing support from our staff and faculty in raising funds for Megan’s medical bills, but she needs more help.” said Ercan Aydogdu, Executive Director, Coral Academy of Science. 

The fundraiser will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Go-Kart Raceway at 7350 Prairie Falcon Road. The entrance fee is $20 with a flyer that can be found at drivetosurvive.webs.com.

There will be a go-kart tournament with prizes awarded for the top three times and a sports memorabilia silent auction.