Nevada: Helping Hands of Vegas Valley Gives via Pigs…and Elvis!

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Mission:

Provide no-cost services that assist seniors to remain independent in Southern Nevada.

Why They Rock:

  • Transportation: Escorted transportation services via bus or volunteer drivers are provided for medical appointments and other errands.
  • Food Pantry: Eligible seniors receive free non-perishable groceries from the pantry once per month.  Income qualification.
  • Respite Care: Respite is for the caregiver and intended to provide time-off from care-giving responsibilities. Vouchers may be used for vacation, personal days off, etc.

My Experience:

Guerilla marketing in Las Vegas with pigs!  Yes, coolest tour trip ever…drove around with my gracious host Mary Rosenthal with a real piggy bank and snapped photos in front of neat tourist spots.  The pictures will be used to highlight their “Feed a Pig, Feed a Senior” annual fundraiser (http://www.piggy4seniors.org/).

I also helped fold brochures with an army of volunteers from the Circle K Kiwanis…energetic college kids who were preparing materials for the pig campaign.  The volunteers were from four local colleges who were participating in “Weekend of Awesomeness”, which includes volunteering/fun time.

Yes, I did meet Elvis and Austin Powers (well, the street performers in Old Las Vegas).  We wanted to tip them for a shot with the piggy, but they insisted on donating to our cause in helping seniors and gave us two dollars…now that is awesomeness!

Helping Hands is aiding with basic necessities in life for seniors (a stage we all are either in now, or will be) and sometimes we lose touch when gambling away money…perhaps gamble and donate a lot, because one day the tables will turn.

Website:

http://www.hhovv.org/

Donate:

http://www.hhovv.org/To_Donate.php

Photos:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=43630&l=55a4b95777&id=139468906083642

“The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit” – German Proverb

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