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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Spreads Christmas Cheer

Community partners assist organization this holiday season to provide help for Las Vegas residents in need

Las Vegas – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) planned and coordinated several special holiday happenings this month as it continued to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in Southern Nevada. Highlights in December include:

 

Fertitta Foundation Volunteer event (Dec. 12)

Sponsored by longtime donor the Frank and Victoria Fertitta Foundation and held in memory of Frank Fertitta Jr., CCSN gathered dozens of volunteers from the Bishop Gorman High School football team and cheerleading squad to help serve members of the community with a free and nutritious hot meal.

15th Annual 95.5 The Bull ‘Toys for Tickets’ toy giveaway (Dec. 18)

With the help of Founder Sally Bedotto, 95.5 The Bull and Station Casinos, the organization received truckloads of bicycles, dolls, action figures and other assorted toys to be gifted to CCSN clients. In addition, Rebel Stores, which also served as a toy drop-off location, donated an additional $10,000. On Saturday, Dec. 18, more than 500 children in the community received gifts as part of this effort.

Christmas Day meal (Dec. 25, 2021 – Media invited for visuals at 9:55 a.m.)

In keeping with tradition, CCSN will open its doors on Christmas Day and prepare 1,000 free meals to homeless and vulnerable men, women and children in the community. The special holiday menu developed by Chef Jun Lao will include slow roasted beef topped with savory mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and yule log for dessert. The meal is offered free of charge to all attendees. Interviews from CCSN spokespeople available. ***Interested media can RSVP by contacting [email protected]

 

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been to serve those in need — the most vulnerable  regardless of race, religion or creed.  This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada.  Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 16 programs providing support to more than 4,000 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services.  Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada.  For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.

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