The Club’s Family PLUS program and Donor Relations teamed up again this year to provide the Holiday Help adopt-a-family program to many deserving Club families. The program matches families in need that use the Club on a regular basis with many generous corporations, families and individuals within our community. The adopted families go through an application process and are matched with donors who help provide an amazing Christmas by purchasing gifts and needed supplies for their family. The gifts are dropped off at the Donald W. Reynolds facility on East Ninth Street where families come to pick them up. The program helps more than 150 families, totaling gifts for more than 700 individuals.
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is asking for your help this holiday season to accommodate the increase in number of enrollees for its annual Holiday Help adopt-a-family program. Businesses, families and individuals can adopt one or more families who are asking for assistance during this holiday season. Wish list items range from toys, clothes, food baskets and school supplies. Family sizes vary from small to large.
To adopt a family, contact Kathleen Graham at (775) 331-3605 ext. 210 or email@example.com. Donations must be dropped off at the Donald W. Reynolds facility at 2680 E. Ninth Street between Dec. 2-17, 2013.
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10th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving continues Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4-7 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill are excited to embark on the 10th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Club’s Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. All members of the community are invited to enjoy the feast and festivities this Thanksgiving Eve including free flu shots to those who qualify, administered by CMDA (Christian Medical and Dental Association) of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
“Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends, old and new alike and through the Community Dinner we are able to help bring people together with a great meal, who otherwise might not have that opportunity,”” said Jody Clark, Chief of Operations at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill. “This marks our 10th year of providing this free meal and this tradition is very important to everyone at Bully’s and we are proud to serve our community.”
Together, the Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s anticipate serving nearly 1,500 members of the community Nov. 27, bringing the total number of people served in the event’s history to almost 10,000. During that annual event, the community is invited to feast over hot turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and all the other fixings while enjoying the merriment of family and friends in a location famous for the helping hands that reach more than 11,000 children in the Club’s 20 northern Nevada locations each year.
For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows or any of its holiday-related programs including Holiday Help, Adopt-a-Family program or other donation opportunities, call 775-331-KIDS (5437).
For more information on any of the Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill locations throughout northern Nevada, log on to www.BullysSportsBar.com.
Free Thanksgiving eve dinner, Nov. 27
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows invites the community to its annual pre-Thanksgiving celebration with Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno.
The Bully’s Community Thanksgiving dinner provides turkey and all the fixings for a free community meal. The dinner is now in its 10th year and all members of the community are invited to stop in, celebrate and gobble up a traditional meal on the night before the national holiday.
The 10th annual event also includes free standard flu shots from the Christian Medical and Dental Association of the University of Nevada School of Medicine beginning at 4 p.m. Also, bring down the whole family for free family photos along with free youth fingerprinting and I.D. kits and a special letter-writing station for those who may be unable to spend time with family this holiday season.
For more information on the Community Thanksgiving please call (775) 331-3605.
Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation Honors local attorney, Leo Bergin and Female and Male Youth of the Year
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recognizes the best in volunteerism and community support at this year’s “Dr. Seuss” themed 37th Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation, Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Cocktail service begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6 p.m.
The 37th Annual Awards Banquet honors Leo Bergin, partner, McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, with the 2013 Distinguished Service award and also includes a program featuring Club members in a variety of performances that take the stage throughout the evening.
The night also honors children who make a difference in the lives of friends and peers by living the Club’s mission each day, leading by example and helping others. Nine members from the Club’s youth and teen centers are set to receive a Member of the Year award, saluting his or her service and guidance among the Club’s 11,000 members. Also honored are the 2013 Male and Female Youth of the Year, Eva Hernandez and Jevin Daugherty, in addition to the Jack T. Reviglio and other scholarship recipients.
“The Awards Banquet is a special time of the year for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows as we honor those that provide tremendous support and leadership,” said Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “It’s our time to highlight Club members and thank those who strive to be a positive influence in the lives of children and we are very excited for this year’s “Dr. Seuss” themed event.”
The 37th Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation includes hosted cocktails from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards. The Cat in the Hat sponsorship is available for $1,300 and includes a 10-person table and full-page program ad, while the $1,200 Horton Hears a Who sponsor receives a 10-person table and half-page program ad. Ten-person tables are available for $1,000 and individual tickets are $100 per person. Purchase tickets online or contact Allyson Freedland Bolton at 775-331-3605 ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.