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Neighborhood Pantries Get Creative To Help Those In Need

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 04/19/2022 - 15:52

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As living expenses increase, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is enhancing services and support
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“With more individuals, families, and households struggling to afford groceries and rent, we needed to get creative in our thinking." *Marie Baxter, CEO of Catholic Charities
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As part of one of the nation’s largest social services networks, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to making a difference by meeting the needs of residents in Reno, Sparks, and the region’s rural communities.

The need is great

Enjoy a Week of Free Northern Nevada Events for Science Enthusiasts of All Ages

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Submitted by lisa_624 on Mon, 04/11/2022 - 13:04

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Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival, April 26-30, 2022
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"Science and technology are such a big part of our community and this is an opportunity for local organizations to share their love of STEM with the next generation of scientists, biologists, and engineers." *Craig Rosen, Co-Director Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival
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The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of innovation happening April 26-30, 2022. The festival inspires and connects families and students with the power of science and technology through a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada.

“We’re excited to once again host this celebration of science and technology happening throughout the region,” said Craig Rosen, Co-Director Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival. “Science and technology are such a big part of our community and this is an opportunity for local organizations to share their love of STEM with the next generation of scientists, biologists, and engineers.”

Some of the free public events planned for this year include:

Sharing Love

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 03/28/2022 - 13:53

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Catholic Charities offers Northern Nevada clients and families in need love, friendship, and support, no matter the season.
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“While board members actively attend our events, they don’t often get the chance to participate at this level of engagement,” said Marie Baxter, CEO, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada. “We hope to provide more meaningful opportunities like this in the future.”
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From Operation Stocking Stuffer to Operation Easter Basket, Catholic Charites of Northern Nevada believes in carrying our service organization's passionate purpose well beyond the holiday season.

"Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." John 13:34.

 

From Operation Stocking Stuffer to Operation Easter Basket, Catholic Charites of Northern Nevada believes in carrying our service organization's passionate purpose well beyond the holiday season. 

Hungry in Reno Announces 3rd Annual Reno Food & Drink Week and Inaugural Sparks Food & Drink Week

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Submitted by chereeboteler_393 on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 16:54

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Reno Food & Drink Week and Sparks Food & Drink Week have been created to support and celebrate the local food and drink community June 1-15, 2022.
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Reno Food & Drink Week and Sparks Food & Drink Week have been created to support and celebrate the local food and drink community, to encourage locals and visitors to try new places, delicious dishes and tasty beverages during this week and, hopefully after having an excellent experience, revisit throughout the year. 

Hungry in Reno is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Reno Food & Drink Week will be taking place June 1-8, 2022 and that the inaugural Sparks Food & Drink Week will follow on June 8-15, 2022. Participating food and drink establishments will offer fixed price menus, drink flights and/or specialty food/drink items that will only be available during these weeks.

8 Ways To Support Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada This Holiday Season

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 13:32

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From food and clothing donations to volunteering and online shopping, there are plenty of ways to support Catholic Charities during the holidays
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“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God,” 2 Corinthians 9:11
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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many people. But they can be challenging, too, especially for underserved populations experiencing homelessness, poverty, or mental health challenges, including children and youth.

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many people. But they can be challenging, too, especially for underserved populations experiencing homelessness, poverty, or mental health challenges, including children and youth.

Catholic Charities makes a significant impact in the Northern Nevada community through its programs and supports thousands of people and families in need across Northern Nevada. And as the Bible makes clear, those who are generous to others are in service to God.

Community Comes Out in Droves to Welcome Afghan Citizens

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Submitted by rjreyes659_727 on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 14:45

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Reno, Sparks, and Tahoe friends have come out in droves in support of the Northern Nevada International Center’s efforts to provide sanctuary for incoming Afghan refugees.

On August 16, 2021, the Kabul airport was a scene of discord and panic as Afghanistan residents and Americans alike rushed to flee the region as the Taliban assumed its rule. On August 17, the Truckee Meadows flooded our organization with offers to help.  

Hope, Compassion and Love — One Woman's Career Strategy

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 17:28

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Sharon Chamberlain Celebrates 10 Years at Northern Nevada HOPES
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"I’m hopeful every member of our community will have access to health care, that we can work together to end homelessness, and we can expand services for underserved populations, including an emphasis on behavioral health, primary care and housing." *Sharon Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Nevada HOPES
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For 10 years, Sharon Chamberlain has been at the helm of Northern Nevada HOPES. Her approach to running the community health clinic is to lead with compassion, serve with humility and love the ignored and underserved unconditionally.

Some people have the ability to change lives. They may provide another with life-changing hope. They may offer profound compassion. They may simply love unconditionally. People like Sharon Chamberlain, chief executive officer at Northern Nevada HOPES, are changing thousands of lives every day by offering underserved and overlooked Nevadans hope, compassion and love.

Caregivers' Compensation Guide

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Submitted by lbenisano_411 on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 13:56

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The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative has released a new resource, the Caregivers’ Compensation Guide.

The Community Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Caregiver Support Initiative helps family caregivers provide better care to their loved ones with resources and support.

The resource directory website, WashoeCaregivers.org, offers over 300 resources specifically for caregivers. The Washoe Caregivers Guidebook, an instructional manual for new family caregivers, of which we have distributed 20,000 copies in over 100 locations in the community.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA OPENS SATELLITE LOCATION IN SUN VALLEY

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Bringing Poverty Assistance Programs Directly to Community
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As access can be a barrier for someone seeking services, the Catholic Charities Sun Valley satellite location can address needs beyond food insecurity, removing the barrier and improving quality of life.
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) has a new satellite location in Sun Valley.  Located at Saint Peter’s Canisius Church, a mobile unit will serve as a satellite office for the food pantry location as well as other services.

Reading Between the Lions

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sat, 06/19/2021 - 11:41

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“If a child can look at the right place, the teacher can teach them to read.” *Dr. Richard Meier
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The Reno Lions Club has created a way to help children train their eyes to improve their reading skills.

The Nevada Optometric Assocation (NOA) recently recognized Lion Janyce Rossall and the Lions Club of Reno with its Vision Award of Community Service. In its first year, the award recognizes an organization or individual that continues to do work in the community (locally, statewide, nationally, and/or internationally) to promote eye health and eye care.

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