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Eat Wings for Seat Belt Awareness Saturday

People can enjoy chicken wings and contribute to efforts to raise awareness of seat belt safety with a fundraiser starting Saturday.

The Monica Mapile Foundation is holding a fundraiser at all nine Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. The restaurants will donate 15 percent of food purchases to the foundation when the order is accompanied by a foundation flyer.

The Monica Mapile Foundation works to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a seat belt. Mapile was just 18 years old when she was killed in a car accident. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The foundation is also working to create a primary seat belt law in the state of the Nevada, which would mean law enforcement could pull people over for not wearing a seat belt.

For more information about the fundraiser, or to print a foundation flyer, go to loveclicklive.com

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

 

You can swim for free Friday night at local pools in exchange for a small clothing donation.

Hollywood and Desert Breeze outdoor pools are hosting the “Make a Splash” swimsuit drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A family of four can swim for free at either facility in exchange for donating a new children’s swimsuit at the door. Youth swimsuits for boys and girls in all sizes are needed, and will be distributed to children in need whose families can’t afford swimsuits. Any admission collected during the event in lieu of a donated suit also will be used to purchase new swimsuits.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Local Dress for Success Chapter Receives $10,000 Donation

Local Dress for Success Chapter Receives $10,000 Donation

 

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, has received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to enhance its outreach programs.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support our programs that help women get back into the workforce and take charge of their lives,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “From providing professional attire and career development tools, like interview preparation and resume writing, to employment retention programs, Dress for Success Southern Nevada will utilize this funding to assist the disadvantaged women of our community that are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency.”

Zumbathon to Benefit Three Square Food Bank

Zumbathon to Benefit Three Square Food Bank

 

The Silverton Casino-Hotel is hosting a Zumbathon Friday night to benefit Three Square Food Bank.

Top Zumba instructors will coach guests through the energetic dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Veil Pavilion. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day people attending the event are encouraged to wear green workout attire. The bar will also be serving special green cocktails. Admission is five green canned food items per person. Guests must be 21 years and older to attend.

The donated food will go to Three Square which helps provide food to food banks around southern Nevada.