Care Connect Engage
This holiday season while you connect with family and friends, bake, shop, and decorate - pause a moment to count your blessings. Light a warm feeling within yourself by helping someone else.
Here are five ways to engage with the community and make a big difference to a person near you.
1. Baby it is cold outside!
Drop off a warm jacket to Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
, Catholic Charities
, or the Salvation Army
and fill the pockets with new warm socks, a pair of gloves, and a warm hat. You can find more nonprofits serving people in poverty by visiting Nonprofit Connections
. Your contributions of money, volunteer time, or warm clothes will be gratefully welcomed.
2. Take a walk through the Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Connections
Find a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations and learn about their highest funding priorities.
Community Foundation fundholders, call your Stewardship Team representative, Lauren Renda or Lyndsey Crossley at 775-333-5499 for grant assistance or recommend a grant online through nevadafund.org.
3. Paradise Camp Fire relief organizations need support.
Learn how you can lend a hand at Ways to Help Survivors of the Paradise Fire4. Help Open Housing Doors in Reno
. Donate to the Community Housing Land Trust
and help us open 200 doors for people with low-incomes at the Village on Sage Street. Spread the word about the Village on Sage Street Residence Application Waiting List
. 150 people are now on the list. Help someone in need sign up today.
5. Do you know a caregiver?
Give them a break and the gift of your friendship and company. Point them to the Caregiver Support Initiative
and its resources on www.washoecaregiver.org
or stop by our office and pick up a Caregiver Guidebook to bring to them.