Kallie Todaro, Director | 775-741-0398 |
Tyler Cornu, Founder | 775-397-7379 |
TAX ID 86-3448845
P.O. Box 2745 Sparks, NV 89432
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!!
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 ALL of our amazing partners/sponsors, indiviuals & 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 2022, 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
Communities in Schools- Elko
Northern Nevada Moses Project- Elko
We are so grateful to be apart of this amazing community and we love being partners with such wonderful organizations like Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center and The Community Food Pantry!! They distributed hundreds of turkeys to families in need and we were so excited to be able to help them! Our super volunteers picked up and delivered over 40 turkeys!!
At the end of our 3rd quarter, focused on educational goals, we were thrilled to be able to deliver a $3500 check to Glenn Duncan Elementary School's Principal, Ryan Smith, to support their goal of creating an inspiring, college & career rich culture for the students.
These funds will be used to purchase a schoolwide subscription to Nepris computer program for career & college exploration for all students.
We also provided funding for field trips and PBIS rewards/incentives for students as well.
We will use the second portion of the money raised this fall to help fund a school garden project for Fernley Elementary School in Spring 2023.
We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored or volunteered during our Fall quarter. We could not do what we do without your tremendous support!
Such an amazing day at Greater Nevada Field with the Reno Aces Baseball Club! We were so excited to present Sparks High School Baseball Head Coach, Greg Shugar with a $13,000 check for the Sparks Railroaders Baseball & Softball programs!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, everyone who donated, played in our Poker Tournament, volunteered, shared our posts and came out to the Aces game with us! Our success wouldn't be possible without you!
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Sierra Car Care for their generosity. Partnerships like these within our community are so important and we are so grateful to be working with such wonderful people. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success by filling up their gas on wednesdays!!
During our "Spring into Action" campaign we focus our efforts on local youth sports teams that are in need of support.
This spring we selected Sparks High Schools' Baseball & Softball programs as our beneficiaries and we raised $13,000 for them to cover the costs of...
Repairs to the fields
All of the students required registration "spirit" packs
We also provided tickets for the entire Sparks Railroader Baseball/Softball Programs to attend the Reno Aces Baseball game on June 5, 2022