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Thank You Ma'am Reno turns 3!

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Celebrating 3 years of giving back to local non-profits!
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Thank You Ma'am Reno has contributed $60,000 to local area 501(c)3 non-profits since October, 2017.
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Thank You Ma'am Reno is a group of local women committed to amplified giving to our community non-profits!

Thank You Ma’am Reno held it’s first meeting in October 2017. Since that time, we have raised close to $60,000 for area non-profits!

Local Girl Scouts Awarded Highest Girl Scout Honor, Scholarship

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Submitted by jschirrick_593 on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:41

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“Gold Award Girl Scouts are go-getters, innovators and leaders. Girl Scouts continues to develop our next generation of women leaders.” *Ann Nelson, GSSN Chief Executive Officer
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Local Girl Scouts Casey Stoddard and Baylee Mee will be celebrated for achieving the highest honor — the Gold Award — at a virtual ceremony September 26. .

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) honored 79 girls at the virtual All That Glitters Celebration — an annual recognition honoring Girl Scouts who have earned the highest awards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) in Girl Scouting, as well as the Crutchfield-Healy Scholarship Recipient — in a virtual format on Saturday, September 26.

Expert Advice for Navigating a Pandemic: Focus on the Small Things

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:00

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“Try to identify one thing you’ve been handling well during the crisis, and use that as an opportunity for self-compassion and less self-criticism.” *Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho
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Everyone is feeling extra pressure these days. Here, a local behavioral health expert offers advice on how to get through these tough times.

So here we are, smack-dab in the middle of a global pandemic, and almost every aspect of our lives has changed — at least for the short-term. While we can’t control those external forces (unless you happen to be a scientist working on a vaccine), there are ways we can there are ways we can examine our lives in this new context in an effort to either learn about or improve ourselves — in the short- and long-term.

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.

Village on Sage Street Reaches 100% Occupancy

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 16:36

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Bridge housing community now home for 216 people
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"This is probably one of the best places I have ever lived at in my life. I know it’s not a regular apartment, but it’s a good place." *Damian Knox
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One year after its grand opening, the Village on Sage Street is now home to 216 grateful lodgers.

One year after its grand opening, the Village on Sage Street is home to 216 people, many of whom were living in a shelter or on the streets. Now they reside in a safe, comfortable dorm-style community they can afford. 

How We Can — And Why We Should — Get Outside During the Pandemic

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 13:49

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Being outside, doing something you enjoy is really good for you. It offers an emotional boost, helping you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.
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Enjoying ourselves, managing our mental health, and staying fit and healthy is important to our overall well-being and possible through outdoor recreation.

One thing has become clear during the pandemic, shut down and shelter in place orders — we really like to get outside. More than 40 percent of Americans said they plan to do more outside due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules.

Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye – The Song We All Need Right Now

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:18

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Reno Artists Collaborate on New Anthem for the City
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Inspired by a friendly challenge from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and several Reno arts and culture partners are proud to present “Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love),” a new song and video for our city.

Staying Connected During Quarantine

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 14:55

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“Nothing like a good ol' fashioned three hour phone call.” *Missy Smithart Evenson
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It looks like the corona-quarantine is going to be around for the foreseeable future, so just holing up and hermiting isn’t going to work for the long run. Here are some ideas to stay connected in a safe and responsible way.

Now that the novelty has worn off of pandemic living (for most of us at least), maintaining social connections is more important than ever. With all of the stressors out there right now, it’s important not to add social isolation and loneliness. 

4 Fast Fun Facts with Contributor Don Butterfield

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Sat, 08/15/2020 - 21:59

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We are a small enough town where people can pitch in and contribute to make a difference. *Don Butterfield
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Get to know Don Butterfield, one of the first contributors for Just the Positive and Director of Business Development for Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

We're starting a new series on Just the Positive called "4 Fast Fun Facts," where you learn a little about the fabulous contirbutors to our boucing baby website. For our first edition, we're spotlighting Don Butterfield -- one of our very first contributors and the Director of Business Development for Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. 

Raising the Roof to Raise Funds to Ease Poverty

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:06

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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada transforms annual, cornerstone fundraiser into a virtual extravaganza featuring rooftop feats of fundraising
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The support and generosity of our community is heart warming and continues to amaze me.

August is typically the time of year that we at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada would be buttoning up the final details on our annual Plates to Ease Poverty gala. By now, the menu would be chosen, the décor designed, the invitations sent, and the recipients of the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award notified. We’d be well on our way to holding this cornerstone event that raises critical funds for our poverty assistance programs for those in deepest need in our community.

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