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Take the #HomeMeansNevadaChallenge

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 13:33

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Pitts Orthodontics launches pay-it-forward initiative to support small, locally-owned businesses
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While health care providers, businesses, government and individuals work hard to defeat the exponential growth of COVID-19, a group of Reno orthodontists hopes to leverage exponential growth differently.

Give Unto Others

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 19:00

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This Lent, do more than give up vices. Give back to the community.
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St. Francis of Assisi once said, “For it is in giving that we receive.” Through giving, we can all receive the love, compassion, and community that we all seek.
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This Lenten season, perhaps we should not simply consider what to give up or abstain from, but rather how we can give back and enrich others. And not just during 40 days, but throughout the year.

Many religions include a period of fasting or abstaining. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, fasting is observed between dawn and nightfall. On the most sacred day of the year in the Jewish faith, Yom Kippur, Jews fast for a day to reflect, repent and atone. Hindus observe fasts during festivals, as well as specific days of the week and month. In Catholicism, one of the most well-known traditions is the act of fasting during the Lenten season.

TMCC Dental Hygiene Students Help a Veteran

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Submitted by reckland_521 on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:43

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“I asked some students from the Truckee Meadows Community College dental hygiene program [to help me display the flag]. It only took one minute to get them on board with the program…They helped with overwhelming excitement.” *Mitch Mendler, Veteran
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TMCC Dental Hygiene students helped a veteran to perform a ceremony with the American flag at a recent event in Carson City.

This winter, TMCC dental hygiene students helped a veteran in need, and he wasn’t in a dental chair. Instead, veteran Mitch Mendler had planned on displaying the American flag in Carson City for a special ceremony, but as he arrived in the capital city, he received notice that plans had been changed and the volunteers who were scheduled to help him were not available. 

Giving Off Good Energy — Meet Priya Dey-Sarkar

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:42

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“You can make service part of your job no matter what it is. Whether it’s customer service, fixing drainage pumps for a large neighborhood, or preparing a climate resilience plan, there is always an opportunity to serve another human being.” *Priya Dey-Sarkar
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Priya Dey-Sarkar brings a lot of good energy to Northern Nevada, both in her work as an energy engineer and as a Bhakti yoga teacher.

As an energy engineer, and Bhakti yoga teacher, Priya Dey-Sarkar’s life may at first glance seem at odds with itself. But she only sees how connected it all is. “No matter what I do, I work with energy — helping it flow from point A to point B,” Dey-Sarkar explains.

Give the Gift of Your Time

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Submitted by info_467 on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:16

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"Your family’s purchase of a warm blanket could help somebody get through a long, cold night."
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There are many ways to give back as a family during the holidays. And all year long.

There may be no other time of the year when folks feel so naturally drawn to donating gifts, money, and time. But what often happens is that the burst of charitable feelings that come in November and December often dissipate come January and February.

But as I shared in a previous post, community service not only provides rewards to those receiving your help, but the rewards that come from contributing something good into an often-difficult and even frightening world are enormous.

Symbiotic Giving

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:45

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Businesses & Non-Profits Benefit from GratisGives
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“People think it’s too good to be true, but we’ve identified a no brainer way for local businesses and charities to both thrive simultaneously.” * Kirk Allaire
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Kirk Allaire and partner Andy Lafreniere have created a unique way to help businesses do their business while also creating a consistent stream of cash donations to go to local non-profits. 

In October of 2017, Kirk Allaire had a crazy-big idea. 

The roots of this idea: As the successful owner of a company called Gratis Payment Processing, he wanted to give back to a non-profit that held great meaning to him personally. In the early days of his company, he contacted this specific charity to try to initiate the process. But he found the simple idea of trying to donate to a national organization to be overwhelming for the company’s bandwidth at the time. 

The Community’s Newest Karma Box Installed at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

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Submitted by don.butterfield_351 on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:05

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“The Project fulfills dual roles. One is for the benefit of the person who is struggling, who in turn learns the value of taking ownership of something in his or her community. The second purpose is to help reduce the cultural stigma of substance use, mental illness and homelessness by encouraging community members to participate in filling Karma Boxes with needed items.” * Karma Box Project Founder Grant Denton
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Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Some say the best karma is giving to those who need it most. Karma Boxes are starting to pop up all over town, providing non-perishable food, first aid and toiletries to those in need. The Karma Box Project can best be summed up by its slogan, “If it is empty, fill it. If you need it, it is yours.”

Take the #Positive30 Challenge!

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:30

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“I try to text one friend in my contacts daily to tell them that I am thinking of them and hoping they are having a great day. My friends love it, and I love doing it. Pass on the love.” * Mariah E.
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JTP Facebook fans share their positivity suggestions to help you embrace our 30 Days of Positivity Challenge.

Positivity can and should (in our humble opinions) be part of daily life. But to make positivity a habit, you need to do it – deliberately and repeatedly – until it becomes second nature. Doing something positive for 30 days is a great way to change your outlook and positively impact your community, so we encourage you to embrace our 30 Days of Positivity Challenge this month -- or any month, really! 

Just the ‘Paws’-itive: A Different Kind of Therapy

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:46

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“My favorite part of having a therapy dog? I don’t know, I guess I’d say that if it makes someone happy, then we’ve done our jobs.” * Peter Maddy
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Read about Annie the Therapy Dog and her handler Peter Maddy, who visit places daily with one goal in mind: to help others.

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