Community Activities Across the State
Nevada State Bank’s involvement with non-profits helps individuals and families throughout Nevada.
For nearly 60 years, Nevada State Bank has supported local non-profits and organizations that help individuals and families cope with challenges and build better communities. Our colleagues live and work in Nevada, and are happy to donate their time as volunteers – for financial literacy programs, groups that assist families in crisis, non-profits helping at-risk children, and many other worthy causes. Here’s just a brief sampling of the groups we are assisting:
Junior Achievement. We believe that focusing on financial education is one of the best ways to help build a better future for Nevada. The programs offered by Junior Achievement teach children about budgeting, saving money, planning for the future, being responsible with credit, and many other important life lessons. In addition to teaching children in local schools, our colleagues volunteer at JA’s Finance Park and raise funds for Junior Achievement through bowl-a-thons, candy sales and other activities.
Swish-for-a-Wish. We joined with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team again this year to raise money and awareness for Make-a-Wish Southern Nevada, donating $25 for every free throw made by a Rebel. Our donation will help make wishes come true for children with serious medical conditions.
Ruby Thomas Elementary School. Through the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program, we have supported Ruby Thomas Elementary in Las Vegas for many years, with financial support as well as volunteering for programs such as Nevada Reading Week and American Bankers Association’s Teach Children to Save. This year, Terry Shirey, president and CEO of Nevada State Bank, presented a check for $8,000 to Ruby Thomas Elementary in celebration of the Teach Children to Save event and to support the school’s education efforts.
Three Square. Three Square, a non-profit community food bank, helps feed thousands of food-insecure people in four Nevada counties. Working with bulk food providers and local retail and grocery stores, Three Square sources food and distributes it through community partners to those most in need, including children and seniors. Nevada State Bank regularly supplies volunteers to help sort and package food at the Three Square facility.
Communities in Schools of Northeastern Nevada. Nevada State Bank is proud to continue our support of CIS at Flag View Intermediate School in Elko. CIS provides tutoring, school supplies, food, clothing, and other assistance designed to help students succeed in school and reduce the dropout rate. We also help sponsor CIS’s “Fill the Bus" school supply drives throughout the state each summer.
Reno Rodeo Foundation. Each year, our Northern Nevada colleagues help the Reno Rodeo Foundation in its Reno Rodeo Denim Drive, which collects new clothing for children who have been rescued from unsafe homes in 14 Northern Nevada counties. Nevada State Bank branches serve as collection points for the clothing each fall. In addition, people can “Donate a Dollar for Denim” at our bank branches, and the money is used to purchase additional new clothing throughout the year. Nevada State Bank was the largest single contributor to the Denim Drive last year.
Ronald McDonald House Charities. Runnin’ for the House is another annual fundraising event supported by the bank. Through this 5K and Family Fun Run, colleagues from The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas, which provides temporary housing for families traveling to southern Nevada to receive critical medical services for their children. The organization also sponsors a mobile clinic and a “respite room” at Sunrise Hospital for families of children undergoing treatment there.
These are just a few of the organizations that make a difference in the lives of people in the communities where we live and work. Nevada State Bank is happy to support them through financial contributions and volunteerism. For more information about our community involvement, please visit https://www.nsbank.com/about-us/community/.
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