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What an incredible journey it has been....We are absolutely thrilled to announce the successful completion of our 3rd annual holiday donation drive, which has positively impacted the lives of over 1000+ youth across Northern Nevada.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to every kind-hearted individual and organization who contributed their time, resources and unyielding support to make this initiative possible. Without your generosity, none of this would have been achievable.

The outpouring of love and giving has truly been awe inspiring. Over the course of several weeks, from October- January 2024, our team worked tirelessly to collect and distribute an abundance of essential items, toys, clothing and much needed supplies to disadvantaged youth in our communities. We partnered with local schools, organizations and shelters, ensuring that our efforts reached those who needed it the most.

With your help, we were able to put smiles on the faces of so many young individuals who may have otherwise gone without during this festive season. This holiday drive has proven that when a community comes together with a shared vision, incredible things can happen. Each act of kindness, no matter how big or small, has the power to transform lives and create a ripple effect of positivity. Together, we can build a brighter and more inclusive community for all.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the incredible volunteers, generous donors and dedicated supporters who made our inaugural ‘Fairways for the Future" Charity Golf Classic a huge success!!   Your time, resources, and passion have paved the way for brighter futures for our kids. Together, we're making a difference!

We are excited to be working in collaboration with the Northern Nevada Golf Association’s Executive Director, Andrew Workman, and his amazing team to rally support and raise money for golf opportunities for Northern Nevada’s youth.   We are thrilled to be able to make a lasting impact on the opportunities available for youth to access the game of golf (especially in our rural areas) either for free or at an extremely affordable rate.  The four groups that will benefit from the funds raised at this year’s scramble will include, First Tee of Northern Nevada, Youth On Course, Northern Nevada Junior Golf Association and scholarship funding for the Fred Alexander Junior Golf Clinic

A big thank you to John, Connor, Gary & the exceptional staff  at  Montreux Golf & Country Club for their wonderful hospitality and support. It was a beautiful day, with incredible people on one of the most beautiful courses in Nevada!

Check out these amazing memories captured by Eighty8 Studios!!

We are PUMPED about this partnership!!!   

  Friday, Sep. 15 was #BuckForKids and 3 AMAZING Dutch Bros Coffee locations in Reno donated $1 from every drink sold  to support our mission!

We LOVE this community!! Huge thank you to Dutch Bros Coffee for their incredible continued support and a special shoutout to our friend Nate Harris for your amazing community spirit and help connecting all the dots for us!!

A huge thank you to Family First Chiropractic for all of their hard work putting together the Family First Community Festival.

From the food, drinks and sweets to the entertainment, everything was absolutely perfect and we truly appreciated being a part of the day AND all of your dedication and attention to detail in making it such a memorable event.

Thank you for your unbelievable commitment to our community and for creating an environment where families can come together and be reminded of the wonderful people and resources we have around us.

You are an incredible team and SO inspiring. We felt so grateful to be invited to be a part of something so special and are looking forward to working with you all in the future!!

Primary School Desks
We are thrilled to share the exciting news that we have recently granted Mendive Middle School, in Sparks, NV, a gift in the amount of $2,000 to purchase new soccer uniforms and equipment! 

This donation will go a long way in helping to ensure that the school’s soccer teams have everything they need to succeed on the field. These new uniforms will also give the team a sense of pride and unity, which is essential in building a strong and successful team.

As a community, we need to support our young athletes and provide them with the necessary resources to help them excel in their chosen sports.

We would like to thank ALL of the incredible businesses and individuals that helped us reach our goals by contributing to our ‘Spring Into Action’ campaign this year. It is truly heartwarming to see members of our community step up and contribute to causes that are important to us all. Their generosity will undoubtedly make a difference big difference in the lives of these student-athletes.

Big thanks to City of Sparks Councilman Donald Abbott for helping us out at the check presentation and as always, a HUGE thank you to our friends at the Katie Grace Foundation for hooking the kids up with some big bags of granola and starburst for everyone to take home!!

We wish Mendive’s Girls & Boys Soccer Teams the best of luck on their next season and look forward to seeing them proudly donning their new uniforms and equipment!

TEAM WORK for the win!!!  Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of our incredible sponsors and supporters, the Nevada Kids Foundation was honored to present a check for $10,000 to Clayton Middle School’s athletic department, in front of their 160+ EXCITED student athletes, coaches and faculty!! 

As part of our commitment to supporting our local youth, we are thrilled to be able to provide students with new sports equipment that will not only boost their confidence but also improve their overall performance.

And as fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the importance of having proper gear to enhance a players’ performance and keep them safe in the game.

We believe every child deserves the chance to participate in sports and activities regardless of their financial background and we strive to continue our work in ensuring that happens.

This donation represents the community’s commitment to their well-being and a belief in their abilities to excel in sports. We want them to succeed both on the playing field and in life.

The future looks bright for these athletes and we cannot wait to see the amazing things they will accomplish with the new equipment.  

Big thanks to Richard Arndt and Jeff w/Gilbane Building Company for helping us out with the presentation and the amazing Katie Grace Foundation for adding some sweet treats for the kids.  

The Nevada Kids Foundation is honored to have partnered with the City of Reno on their new pilot program, the Adaptive Cycling Center. The fist of its kind in Nevada and located at the Rosewood Nature Study Area in Reno, the center will offer a membership-based program that will allow persons with disabilities to access special adaptive bikes and jump directly on the trail, no bike transport needed.

‘The adaptive cycling center and the Grit Freedom Chair are part of the City of Reno's commitment to improving accessibility and promoting outdoor recreation for all. The City is proud to provide a space where people with disabilities can explore and enjoy the outdoors.’

We presented the amazing April Wolfe and Anthony Goulet, from the City of Reno, with a $1000 donation to help provide scholarships for youth memberships to the center. These two are the rock stars that have gotten this incredible program off the ground, making it a reality now for local families with children and/or adults with disabilities to be able to access a variety of adaptive bikes and ride together. And a big thank you to Coen for cruising by in his super cool adaptive bike to help us hold the check!

 

The grand opening will take place on Saturday May 6, 2023, from 9- 3:00pm at the Rosewood Nature Study Area at 6800 Pembroke Drive with FREE adaptive bike use, an adaptive bike rodeo hosted by Kiwanis Bikes, and cycling vendors.

Big thanks to our check presentation group that included:Hugh Smith, Regional Director of Affairs- Youth on CourseKaycea Grignon, Executive Director of Marketing- Grand Sierra ResortAndrew Workman, Executive Director- Northern NV Golf AssociationKeenan Polan, Director of Sales- Barracuda ChampionshipBob Morales and  Michael Todaro. Owner/Advisors- MC2 Wealth Solutions, LLC Greg Wenzel, PGA, MBA, Head of Golf Professional- Washoe Golf Course
Fore-ward into the future with Youth on Course! We are thrilled to announce our recent donation of $3,000 to this incredible program, opening doors to young golfers in the Northern Nevada Region. 🏌🏻‍♂️⛳🏌🏻‍♀️

By bringing access to the game of golf to kids who may not have had the chance otherwise, we’re helping shape the leaders of tomorrow through the incredible benefits of this lifelong sport. The young golfers in this program will learn valuable skills and build lasting relationships on and off the course.  

Thank you to all who have helped make this donation possible. We can’t wait to see the positive impact this will have on our community.

SOLD OUT!!

Our annual ‘Spring Into Action’ campaign focuses on providing support to Northern Nevada's local youth sports programs in need, with the goal of getting kids moving, engaged & motivated.

Last year's tournament was very successful and allowed us to give back $13,000 directly to Sparks High School's Baseball and Softball programs, allowing them to purchase new uniforms and equipment, cover the out of pocket registrations costs for those 60+ student athletes as well as some much needed repairs to their fields!  

This year we have specifically directed our attention to some of the schools that fall short of qualifying for additional Title 1 funding and have an even greater and dire need for support from outside resources.

We work directly with each school’s administration to find out what the individual needs are in their athletic departments and then rally support to make those 'wish lists' a reality by providing them with funding to purchase new sports uniforms and equipment.

Our campaign and poker tournament this spring was very successful and raised enough money to be able to give back a total of $20,000 in funding to six different local programs for youth.

Including the athletic programs/departments of Clayton Middle, Mendive Middle, Carson Middle and Churchill County Middle. As well as support for Youth on Course program for youth golf and scholarships for memberships to the new City of Reno's Adaptive Cycling Center.

As part of our commitment to supporting our local youth, we are thrilled to be able to provide students with new sports equipment that will not only boost their confidence but also improve their overall performance. We believe every child deserves the chance to participate in sports and activities regardless of their financial background and we strive to continue our work in ensuring that happens.

Through our various initiatives and partnerships, our vision is to create a world where every child has access to the tools they need to reach their full potential.

We recently had the honor of surprising an amazing group of 5th grade students from Sepulveda Elementary School’s Leadership Class with an unexpected check to cover the costs of sending them to a local, mid-level leadership conference!

This exceptional group of young leaders are paving the way for elementary school leadership and are the first group to attend a conference at that level. We could not be more proud to support them!

With the help of an outstanding group of teachers, School Counselor Maegen Rae Tolley piloted the program back in October 2022 and in a very short time this group has accomplished some big goals! Including..... hosting Sepulveda’s first annual trunk or treat event, setup of the School’s Valentine’s Day Dance (which hosted 1300 people) as well as a donation drive to gather items to make holiday bags for kids at Renown’s Children’s Hospital.

‘They have been able to learn skills such as how to start a fundraiser, talk on the phone to different agencies to help facilitate this fundraiser. They participated in kindness week filling Sepulveda with kindness throughout days of the week. The students are go-getters who are looking to expand their leadership skills, and take what they have learned to their middle and high school levels.’

These kids are special and we are so proud to celebrate and support them! Our communities’ futures looks a lot brighter after spending time with this group, they are going to do great things and are on a mission to make this world a more positive place to be!

                               A huge thank you to…

- Miguel Sepulveda Elementary School for their outstanding

dedication and hard work

-Sal and his team at Pizza Plus Sparks on Los Altos for your

unbelievable generosity in donating 20 pizzas for the surprise

- KOLO 8 News Now for covering event

We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community!!

A HUGE thank you to ALL of our amazing partners/sponsors, individuals & families that helped make our 2nd Annual Holiday Donation Drive a massive success!!

Team work makes the dream work and we appreciate every single angel that helped us make our big goals a reality this Christmas! 

This year we were able to more than triple our impact from 2021, serving more than 700+ children located throughout Northern Nevada.  We expanded to cover not only the Reno, Sparks area but also Carson, Fernley and Elko, supplying material donations that totaled over $70,000.  We delivered over 3,500 clothing items, 3,200 toiletry items, 8,000 diapers and pull ups, 850 toys and sports items, over 200 bedding items an more. 

 Thanks to the generosity of our amazing 51 local business partners and over 200 individual donors, hundreds of local youth were able to have warm winter attire, warm bedding to sleep in, necessary basic toiletries for good hygiene and fun new toys to help brighten their spirits this winter! 

A few of the local organizations and shelters we impacted with our  2022 holiday drive donations include:

  • Our Place Family Shelter- Reno/Sparks

  • Washoe Casa- Washoe County

  • Casa De Vida- Reno

  • Glenn Duncan Elementary -Reno

  • Austin's House-Carson

  • Communities in Schools- Elko 

  • Northern Nevada Moses Project- Elko