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                                                  Archives              October - November 2011


                                                     November 17th, Catholic Charities of
                                                     Southern Nevada participated in Nevada’s
                                                     BIG Give, an online joint effort to raise
                                                     funds for hundreds of non-profits in Nevada.
                                                     This single day helped raise awareness and
                                                     $413,048 for all participating non-profits
                                                     in our state. Catholic Charities received
                                                     $7,325.00 from this effort. Thank you to all
                                                     who participated to help make Nevada a
                                                     better place!




                   T HANK YOU!
         Thank You for

 Giving
 Help and Hope
Family Services...Adoption Services...Women, Infants and Children...Senior Services...Foster Grandparent Program...
Respite Care and Supportive Services...Retired & Senior Volunteer Program...Senior Community Services Employ-
ment Program...Senior Companion Program...Telephone Reassurance Program...Senior Nutrition Meals on Wheels
Program...Medical Nutrition Therapy...Social Services...Tenant Based Rental Assistance...Immigration Services...
Migration and Refugee Services...English As A Second Language School...Food Services...St. Vincent Lied Dining
Facility...Meals On Wheels...Plaza Services...Crossroads Transitional Living for Senior Men...Emergency Shelter...
Marian Residence Transitional Living for Senior Women...Resident Empowerment Program...St. Vincent HELP
Apartments...Retail Services...Catholic Charities Thrift Stores...Free Donation Pick-up...Vehicle Donation Program...
                      Community Events
Southern Nevada Community Holiday Mixer
Springs Preserve
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save the date
2011 Heart of Hope Luncheon

     Thursday, February 9, 2012
      2012 Heart of Hope Award Recipients:
      John H. Mowbray
      Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada

        Mirage Events Center
        Reception
        Silent Auction
        10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

        Luncheon
        Awards Presentation
        11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      Tickets will go on sale January 5th at
      www.catholiccharities.com/




                                                Giving Help and Giving Hope
                                               to people in need regardless of race, religion or creed.
              Community Partners
Making A Difference in Southern Nevada
Thank you Albertsons
On October 22nd Albertsons
pulled together 5 nonprofits
to commemorate a national
day of doing good, Make A
Difference Day. Throughout
the valley, all 34 Albertsons
grocery stores were
designated as donation
collection sites for food, tooth-
brushes and gently used
                                  Staveros Anthony, Mayor Pro Tem, reading a
goods. All the donations          Proclamation to representatives of the nonprofits.
collected were distributed to
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Goodwill of
Southern Nevada, The Salvation Army, Three Square
Food Bank and United Way of Southern Nevada.




                                                       Albertsons employees barbecued
                                                       delicious beef brisket for our guests.




Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman supported
our efforts. Senior Services Clown Corps
member, Popcorn, entertained children of all
ages with those magnificent hats!
Donation totals: 4,720 toothbrushes, 10,868 pounds
of food and 14,115 pounds of clothing and household
items were collected. Albertsons surprised each
charity with a $5,000 donation at the end of the day!   Robin Leach supported the event!
 Faith Lutheran & bishop Gorman
 Helping Those In Need                            Pictured here Joe Boyd of Bishop Gorman and members
                                                  of Faith Lutheran School are holding a Thanksgiving
                                                  Food Drive for our Community Food Pantry.




Karin Roelf, Faith Lutheran and Summerlin Lions
Club member donated hand made scarves & hats!


 Catholic Women United Las Vegas
 Human Rights Celebration

                                     At the Catholic Women United Las Vegas Unit
                                     Human Rights Celebration, Catholic Charities of
                                     Southern Nevada was presented with the Human
                                     Rights Award. Presenting the award to Catholic
                                     Charities Vice President for Development was event
                                     chairman Margaret Crawford.




 Las Vegas Rotary Central
 Funds & Food Donation
 Special thanks to the Las Vegas Central
 Rotary for remembering those in need in
 our community.
Kraft Foods Foundation
Make A Delicious Difference


                                                                  On October 7th Kraft
                                                                  Foods Foundation
                                                                  presented a check to
                                                                  Catholic Charities for
                                                                  $5,000 in honor of
                                                                  Delicious Difference
                                                                  Week. Kraft Foods
                                                                  employees joined efforts
                                                                  with numerous leading
                                                                  global and local nonprofit
                                                                  organizations to fight
                                                                  hunger and promote
                                                                  healthy lifestyles.
Local Kraft Foods employees: Jennifer Buchholz, Stephen Smith,
Ray Page, Charlene Nelson, Pratha Hill. Thank you for spending
the day volunteering with us!
                                           The Church of Latter-Day Saints
                                                                 Make A Difference Day
On October 22nd members of several stakes of
The Church of Latter-Day Saints joined in making
southern Nevada a better place. Donations of food
were made to our Community Food Pantry, and
thousands of toiletry kits were assembled and
donated to the men in the Resident Work Program
and Emergency Shelter. On behalf our of our clients
thank you for Making a Difference in their lives!
Project Dinner table
2011
Catholic Charities and the Nevada
Homeless Alliance were the
beneficiaries of the 2011 Project
Dinner Table. The event took place
on November 13th at Three Square
Food Bank. It was an opportunity to
break bread together while
making a difference in our
southern Nevada community with
local culinary talent using locally
grown food! Project Dinner Table
founded the Fremont East District            Pat Falvey, Catholic Charities Vice President for
                                                   Development accepting $1,500 donation.
downtown Farmers Market.

New Donation Drop off locations
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has
partnered with Catholic Charities to
serve our community! We are grateful
for this opportunity to better serve our
clients in need.

To help carry out our mission each
hospital campus will serve as a
donation collection site.
                                           Rose de Lima Campus
                                           St. Rose Dominican Hospital
       7 DAYS A WEEK                       102 E. Lake Mead Parkway
                                           Henderson, NV 89015
     7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                                         San Martin Campus
                                                         St. Rose Dominican Hospital
                                                         8280 W. Warm Spring Rd
                                                         Las Vegas, NV 89113
                                           Siena Campus
                                           St. Rose Dominican Hospital
                                           3001 Saint Rose Parkway
                                           Henderson, NV 89052
           A HUGE                                 You!
                                            Thank
Sincere thank you to our valley’s
parishes, churches, schools,
community partners, businesses
and members of our Las Vegas
community for your generous
donations of food, time and
monetary gifts for Thanksgiving!
You helped thousands of families
enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving!



8 News Now helping southerN Nevada
Turkey Drive
On November 17th, 8 News NOW held an all day turkey
drive for clients of Catholic Charities! The on-air drive
collected 182 frozen turkeys that were given out at
Social Services turkey distribution on November 19th.
Thank you so much for your assistance in helping
families in need this holiday season!




Donors were greeted with a smile. Contributions of          Gary Waddel and Paula Francis
frozen turkeys and holiday meal fixings were collected.             8 News Now Anchors.
Big thank you to Smith’s
Food and Drug for donating
5,000 pumpkin pies to Social
Services!




                                           Your donation made it possible for each family to
                                           have a traditional pumpkin pie with their meal.


Monsignor Patrick Leary, Catholic Charities Chief
Executive Officer; Marsha Gilford, VP Public Affairs
for Smith’s; Pat Falvey, VP for Development and
Patrick Raglow, VP for Administration for Catholic
Charities.




Turkeys on Tow trucks
AAA Nevada
                                        AAA Nevada has carried out their Thanksgiving
                                        Turkeys on Tow Trucks tradition for 15 years!
                                        On November 9th, 100 turkeys were donated to
                                        our southern Nevada community. Thank you!




 Michael Geeser AAA Nevada and Juan Carlos Penate, Executive
 Chef Catholic Charities Food Services.
Vegas Valley Mustangs
Charity Show
On November 12th the
Vegas Valley Mustangs
held their Charity Show
and Shine for Catholic
Charities! Cars of all
makes and models were
welcome and the event
included a poker walk,
music, food, raffle prizes and fun for
the whole family!




                                         The show raised $2,140 for Catholic Charities!




One club member challenged all its
members to donate funds towards
the purchase of turkeys and food for
Catholic Charities Community Food
Pantry. $480 was raised and then
matched to purchase 40 turkeys and
$500 worth Thanksgiving fixings for        Jeff Doak, Vegas Valley Mustangs and Russell
complete Thanksgiving dinners for          Dodge, Albertsons District Manager.
families in need this holiday!

                                                                Thank you so much
                                                                for raising awareness
                                                                of Catholic Charities and
                                                                for helping our southern
                                                                Nevada community!
Complete Turkey Dinners
Albertsons
Special thanks to
Albertsons stores for
donating 100 pre-cooked
complete turkey dinners
and allowing us usage of
a freezer trailer to store
our frozen turkeys until
the day of distribution
to our clients!                  “This means alot to me and my
                                 family, thank you so much!”
                                 Social Services client.

Turkeys, fixings and Food Drives !
Community Partners
Thank you to everyone
who helped provide a
family in need the means
to cook a Thanksgiving
meal at home this year!

                                                                         EMC2 Energenic Matrix
                                     St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
                                           Outreach Ministry




     St. Elizabeth Ann Seton




                                                                   Thank you note received from
R & R Partners                                                           a family of nine.
                               Roche Constructors, Inc.
                 Program Highlights
national adoption month
Adoption Services Celebration
On November 3rd, Catholic Charities
Adoption Services celebrated 70 years
of serving families in Nevada!




                                                                     Adoption Services Staff




                                                                                      Catholic Charities
                                                                                      Adoption Services
                                                                                      receiving a
                                                                                      Congressional
                                                                                      Proclamation.
Monsignor Patrick Leary, CEO of Catholic Charities;
Patricia Trent Morrissey, Board of Trustee
President, Brad Singletary, Adoption Services
Director; Jennifer Logan, Board of Trustees and
Commissioner Larry Brown, Board of Trustees.




                                                      Britt Chapman, Office of Senator Dean Heller; Leslie
                                                      Lewis, Office of Senator Harry Reid; Brad Singletary.
The Honorable Vincent Ochoa, Family Court             Adoption Services Director and Nicki Coval, Office of
Judge and his wife Debra attended the event.          Congresswomen Shelley Berkley.
Adoption Services has completed more than
2,200 Adoptions in Southern Nevada
touching more than 10,000 lives.


                                   “I am eternally grateful
                                   to Catholic Charities in
                                   assisting us to expand
                                   our family,” said Deb
                                   Colter.




                                                                             I am on TV!




Deb and Madeline Colter and
Melissa and Gabriella.

                                   “When our daughter Marlena
                                   was placed in our arms she
                                   was absolute perfection and       The open house was
                                   we finally felt complete,”
                                   Bob and Helga adoptive parents.   an opportunity to gather
                                                                     information and share in
                                                                     the miracle of Adoption.




Catholic Charities Food Services
catered the event, pictured here
Juan Carlos Penate, Food Service
Executive Chef and Dawn Davis,
Vice President Food Services              Amy and Benjamin
                                                                      Andrea, Greg and Madelynn
Project Homeless connect
Fall 2011                           On November 9th Catholic Charities participated
                                    in Project Homeless Connect an annual resource
                                    fair for homeless individuals and families living
                                    in southern Nevada. More than 90 agencies and
                                    organizations provided services to 3,500 people.




Catholic Charities assisted
in the registration process
and security, provided housing
and shelter information, family services and Catholic Charities Food Services
provided a free meal to those seeking help at the event.

                                                                  Maurice Page, Catholic
                                                                  Charities Residential
                                                                  Services Director and
                                                                  Event Registration chair
                                                                  for the event, training
                                                                  volunteers for guest
                                                                  registration.

                                                                  More than 600
                                                                  volunteers helped out
                                                                  for the days activities.


Jesse Marquez, Shelter Operations
Lead Case Aide wanding attendee
for weapons.




     Eric Myers, Chief of Campus
      Security and Annie Wilson,
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
   Department Homeless Liaison.
Megan Allen, Women Infant
and Children (WIC) Program
Registered Dietician; Carolina                                           Antonio Toafili and Sabrina
Mange, WIC Owens Supervisor                                                  Tolson of the Resident
and Melissa Cooley, WIC Director                                            Empowerment Program
                                    Ellen Ramirez, Social Services




Food Services staff prepared 2,000 meals.
                                                              Joseph DeCuir II, Quincy McGee and
                                                              Ricardo Sevilla of Food Services.




Darrel Craft, Fresh Rescue
Coordinator and Sous Chef
David Ayala.

    Joseph Abul, Food Services
                                                                           Juan Carlos Penate, Food
   Steward; Paul Munson, Sous
                                                                        Services Executive Chef and
      Chef and Keith, Resident
                                                                                  Mekia Henderson.
     Empowerment Participant.
Turkeys Distribution
Social Services Program
On November 19th Social Services
distributed turkeys, pies and meal
fixings for families to take home and
prepare a Thanksgiving meal with loved
ones. We gave out a total of 4,323
turkeys!
                                         Line of individuals to receive a turkey wrapped
                                         around our campus. Our volunteers worked
                                         fast within an hour and a half there was no
                                         waiting for a turkey!




                             The day was filled with smiles and tears of joy
                             as clients left knowing they could provide a
                             Thanksgiving dinner for their family. Thank you
                             for making this possible for so many in need.
                                                      Special thanks to all of our
                                                      volunteers that helped out
                                                      that day! We could not have
                                                      pulled off this huge feat
                                                      without you! Thank you to
                                                      our Board of Trustees, St.
                                                      Elizabeth Ann Seton, Faith
                                                      Lutheran School and Bishop
                                                      Gorman for helping out.




On November 18th Friends and family members
of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
helped prepare for the give away and bagged 3,000
Thanksgiving fixing food bags given out to clients.
Turkeys
Sharing With our Community

Through your generosity we were able
to help the clients and parishioners of
churches, senior housing complexes
and local organizations in need.




                                                   Pat Falvey, Catholic Charities VP for Development;
                                                   Phillip Hollon, VP Plaza Services; Mareisa Malone
                                                   and James Harden of Urban League and Monsignor
                                                   Leary, CEO Catholic Charities. 100 turkeys were
                                                   given to the clients of the Urban League.




Monsignor Leary, CEO Catholic Charities, Douglas
Coombs, Executive Director for Olive Crest and
Phillip Hollon, VP of Catholic Charities Plaza
Services. We were able to share 60 turkeys
with Olive Crest Foster Care.




                                                           Variety Day Care received 28 turkeys.




        St. Therese Center received 100 turkeys.
Excalibur & Luxor
Thanksgiving Extravaganza
On November 22nd the Luxor & Excalibur Hotels and Casinos prepared and
served a special Thanksgiving Meal at the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility.




                            281 Excalibur & Luxor Hotel employees
                            volunteered their time to provide a special
                            evening for our clients.
                            1,300 meals were served!




                                                        Thank you for your 21
                                                        years of dedication in
                                                        serving this special meal.
Thanksgiving day at Catholic charities
St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility
On November 24th Catholic Charities Food Services
served a special Thanksgiving Meal to clients at the
St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility.



                                                                   Your support
                                                                 helped make this
                                                                  meal possible.

                                                                   THANK YOU!




1,100 pounds of turkey was
prepared to serve 1,300 meals!        Louie Anderson,
                                    pictured here with
                                   Food Services staff
                                       was among 170
                                      volunteers who
                                   spent their holiday
                                       with us serving
                                            the meals!




1,800 Pumpkin Crème Brulee




                                 Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
                                 and Monsignor Patrick Leary.
Vegas PBS Premiere Preview
Migration & Refugee Services
Migration and Refugee Service’s client,
Georgina pictured here with her Case
Manager, Whittney and daughter, Marjore,
was featured in a Vegas PBS Special on
October 12th depicting the challenges she
faced in Cuba as a human rights activist and
her journey to America.
                                               Marjore, Georgina (center left)
                                               with her family.
Del Sol Student council
Sandwich Donation
Erin and Tanner from Del Sol High
School delivered 1,509 sandwiches
made by members of the Student
Council. Thank you!




st Francis of Assisi
Coat Drive
                     Special thank you to the
                     parishioners of St. Francis of
                     Assisi for holding a collection
                     of new and gently used coats
                     for the clients of Catholic
                     Charities! These warm coats
                     are being distributed through
                     out Catholic Charities programs
                     and will be given to individuals
                     and families in need of a coat.
                     Thank you for keeping them
                     warm this holiday!
Thank you for the diapers
Social Services Program
A huge Thank You to our supporters
for answering our call for diapers
for our Social Services Program!
Diapers in all sizes are a much
need item.




                                                 Grateful client accepting diapers for
                                                                  her young children.

                                                             KeyStone club
Special thanks to Vegas Valley Mustang Club
members and the Las Vegas Harley Davidson         Nellis AFB Youth Group
for donating several cases of diapers!



The Nellis Air Force Base Keystone Club youth
members held a clothing drive to benefit the
clients of Catholic Charities and volunteered
their time. Thank you for thinking of us!



James Gibson Elementary School
Resident Empowerment Program

                    Special thanks to the
                    students of James Gibson
                    Elementary School for
                    donating 200 personalized
                    sack lunches to the men in
                    the Resident Empowerment
                    Program!
                                          Meet the Staff
   Meet Susan C. Gardiner, Adoption
   Services Coordinator. Susan has been
   with Catholic Charities for 19 years. She
   is a graduate of College of Southern
   Nevada with a degree in Business
   Administration. Susan was a volunteer
   with the agency in the Regina Hall
   Program, a home for troubled teenage
   girls. She later began working in the
   Senior Program and then transferred
   to Adoption Services. As an adult
   adoptee, she brings a unique experience
   to the team and can identify with our
   clients. Susan states, “I am honored to
   have placed a baby in the adoptive
   parents’ arms, and years later be present
   for the reunion of this child meeting their
   birthparents for the first time since their
   adoption took place.” As Coordinator her
   role involves handling inquires about the
   adoption process, administrative support for staff, and preparing case and court
   documents. The most enjoyable part for Susan is providing adoptees with non-
   identifying information about their birthparents. It provides them with genetic
   information they generally have not had access to their entire lives. Fortunately,
   the adoption trend has evolved to more openness which benefits everyone.
   Susan feels it is truly a privilege working with Catholic Charities and the Adoption
   Services team.

   We are honored to have you working with us here at Catholic Charities and
   appreciate all you do. Thank you Susan!




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