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Creative Gift Giving

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:20

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“I call my aunt on Sundays because I know it’s a long day for her. It’s a gift I give to her and to myself because I feel better after the conversations.” -Patricia R.
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Holiday gift giving offers an opportunity to show our loved ones what they mean to us, and there are many non-traditional ways to do that — through experiences, volunteering, handmade gifts and some that are downright practical.  

Though the holidays should be focused on love, faith, family and togetherness, they can be quite stressful when we feel compelled to find perfect gifts for every person on a long list.

With holiday retail advertisements blasting from every corner and shopping in full swing, we thought it was a good time to look at the creative and positive ways people in our community show their appreciation for loved ones during the holidays.

‘Tis the season to be giving

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Fri, 11/29/2019 - 16:25

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"There’s more joy in giving than receiving, and that’s an adage worth living during the holiday season."
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To make the season merry and bright for all, here are ways you can join Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to give back and help during the holidays.

At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we experience the grace in generosity every day as we provide support to those in need in the Reno/Sparks community as well as across rural Nevada. On average, more than 20,000 individuals receive support from Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada every month.

Bringing Warmth to Our Community

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:20

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"One of the most dangerous times of day to be homeless is between pre-dawn and sunrise. "
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada strives to kindle the community's minds, bodies and souls

As the weather becomes colder, our need for warmth grows even stronger. But warmth doesn't only apply to the temperature of our surroundings—it's also about what can comfort our hearts and souls.

At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we're dedicated to uplifting the community's bodies, hearts, and souls. To do this, we help people of all cultures and beliefs overcome poverty and become self-sufficient through a variety of services and programs in the Reno/Sparks community and across rural Nevada. On average, we serve more than 20,000 individuals each month.

Taking Her Best Shot at Community Health

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:45

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“What is the right of an immunocompromised child? When you choose not to vaccinate, that choice affects others.” *Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada
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As Executive Director of Immunize Nevada, Heidi Parker battles limited resources, misinformation and a vocal anti-vax movement to protect the health of our community and state.

When Heidi Parker was a new mother 18 years ago, her health plan didn’t cover all of her child’s vaccinations. But she was persistent and committed to ensuring her child’s health. Eventually she was able to get her son all the immunizations he needed at the Washoe County Health District.

Meet the Badass Lady Gang, Then Join Them.

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:10

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"Running is for everybody and every body, and runners can be any and every shape, stride, color and pace." *America Davis, Co-founder Badass Lady Gang Reno
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The Badass Lady Gang is an inclusive women’s meet-up group focused on connecting and empowering women though running. If you don’t feel like or think you look like a runner, The Badass Lady Gang may be for you.

Emma Garcia-Rider and America Davis are serious runners. They’ve run the Reno Tahoe Odyssey — the infamous 178-mile relay race that starts in Reno and circles Lake Tahoe — six years, along with dozens of 5ks, 10ks and even a few marathons. Yet for many years they felt like outsiders. They never saw runners who looked like them, and they didn’t feel part of a running community.

So they started a gang.

Leading-edge AHN Program Helps Uninsured Nevadans Get Health Care

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Community partnerships boost healthy programs
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“It’s kind of a big city, small town mentality; where partnerships, relationships still matter here, and this wouldn’t have worked without building partnerships and building relationships where everyone was in the same boat." -Trevor Rice, COO, AHN.
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Access to Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that works together with community stakeholders to make sure more Nevadans receive health care coverage, filling in the cost gap between traditional health insurance premiums and Medicaid or Medicare eligibility.

No longer.

No longer should a Nevadan have to see their child suffer with another painful sore throat and worry about how they will pay for the streptococcal-screen and needed medicine.

All Are Welcome

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:02

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"Out of the contemplative life, artistic expression flows very naturally." ~Sister Claire Sokol
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The Carmel of Reno sisters welcome you to enjoy their open house on Sunday, November 3. And you can also through their extensive selection of original holiday and general greeting cards, framable art and music.

Perhaps you’ve heard Reno has a monastery of Carmelite nuns, one with breathtaking views overlooking the city skyline. Maybe you’ve driven down Plumb Lane and seen the “Carmel of Reno” directional signage, wondering what it meant. Or it’s possible this is your first time hearing of a monastery or Carmel of Reno. Regardless of your familiarity with the concept, now is your chance to pay a visit.

When ‘Good Vibes Only’ Goes Bad: Toxic Positivity Explained

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:43

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"It's OK not to be positive all the time, and it's unrealistic to believe that you can be happy every moment." ~ Psychology Professor Julie Norem
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While Just the Positive is a resource for positive stories, its reason for existence is in no way tied to promoting “toxic positivity” — which is the unrealistic belief that focusing on positivity and ignoring all other emotions will cure what ails you.

A few years ago, I was t-boned by a car running a red light at an intersection. I was later told by police that the man who ran the light was named Darwin — which I only mention because he walked away from the accident he caused without a single scratch (survival of the fittest much?). 

Nine Dollars Can Change a Life

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Submitted by mattmariah_352 on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 20:28

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Using the Power of Social Media to Inspire a Love of Reading
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It was so powerful, so overwhelming, so spectacular. By the end of the first night, my post on social media had enough money to not only sponsor my first grade class, but pretty close to every first grade student at Double Diamond Elementary in south Reno.
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This story is about the power of social media and friends coming together to build a library for young readers. By asking friends and family to sponsor a student in my first grade classroom for only $9, I was able to begin helping my first grade students and many others students at a local elementary school to build a library at home and begin a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

What could you buy for $9? A movie ticket? Some fast food? Two coffees? What if I told you for $9, you could buy a student in Washoe County a book for each month they are in school?

Dinner & Conversation about Preventing Financial Scams

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Submitted by lbenisano14_415 on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:43

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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is hosting a free dinner and conversation about preventing financial scams on Oct. 15 at the Nevada Discovery Museum from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Community Foundation of Western Nevada for dinner and conversation, and share your ideas about how to prevent financial scams on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Nevada Discovery Museum. Learn more and register by clicking here.

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