News and Updates
Saint Therese Center Featured on Channel 13's "The Morning Blend"
On April 29, Channel 13's "The Morning Blend" did a brief segment about the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. The segment features Father Joseph O'Brien from the Saint Therese Center and Cindie Lindemon, a volunteer for "Stamp Out Hunger." The Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach is proud to partner with 11 of the Southern Nevada Albertsons stores participating in the food drive on May 3-12, 2013. Click here to watch the video or here for more information about this year's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
Are You Ready to Help Stamp Out Hunger?
The National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the annual “Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” on the second Saturday in May each year. It is the largest food drive in the world that is held on a single day! Postal customers will place their non-perishable food containers near their mail boxes on the day of the drive and letter carriers will collect them. Upon returning to the Post Office, they will give the food collected to a local hunger relief charity selected by their station. All stations across the United States participate. The Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach has participated since 2000 in this annual event. Click here for more information.
Spring Newsletter Published
If you're on our mailing list, you'll soon be receiving Saint Therese Center's 2013 Spring Newsletter in the mail. There's a lot of great information on many of the programs and special events that have occurred since our previous newsletter. Don't want to wait for it to arrive in the mail? Click here to download the full-color newsletter! If you would like to be included in future mailings, be sure to visit our Subscription Page to sign up.
Super Bowl Weekend Food Drives Results Are In!
The Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach was involved in and the beneficiary of six separate food drives over Super Bowl weekend. Our staff was overwhelmed last week sorting, inventorying, storing, and distributing approximately 18,000 pounds of food donated over the weekend. Click here to read how it all happened.
February 2, 2013 Food Drives
We have a lot going on this weekend! While the Rotary Club of Green Valley is doing food drives at two Henderson Albertson's locations to benefit the Saint Therese Center, our staff and volunteers will be assisting the Ronald McDonald House with their annual food drive by transporting donated food to their building from Smith's stores throughout the valley. Click
Please take a moment to learn about the Rotary Club of Green Valley by visiting their website at http://www.greenvalleyrotary.org/.
For more information on the Ronald McDonald House annual food drive, check out their website at http://www.rmhlv.com/fundraising.html#food2013
If you're in Henderson doing your shopping this weekend, please stop by and say hello to the volunteers from Green Valley Rotary Club at either Albertson's on Horizon Ridge (Horizon Ridge/Eastern or Horizon Ridge/College). If Henderson is out of the way for you, please visit a Smith's and make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House.
Holiday Distribution Results Are In!
Happy New Year to all our clients, volunteers, staff, benefactors, and contributing organizations! As with each year, this holiday season was filled with giving. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, the Saint Therese Center provided our clients with more than $120,000 in free dinners and Christmas presents for HIV+ clients and their families. Visit the individual event pages to see what our clients received during Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
Fall Newsletter Published
If you're on our mailing list, you'll soon be receiving Saint Therese Center's 2012 Fall Newsletter in the mail. It's packed with information on upcoming programs and events, as well as highlights of recent happenings. Don't want to wait for it to arrive in the mail? Click here to get a sneak preview! If you would like to be included in future mailings, be sure to visit our Subscription Page to sign up.
2nd Festival of Wreaths: Decorating Contest, Auction, and Gala
The Las Vegas Eagle is sponsoring the 2nd Festival of Wreaths and invites you to decorate and donate holiday wreaths to raise money for HIV+ families in need. On December 2nd, all of the donated wreaths will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the best wreaths. The wreaths will then be auctioned and all proceeds will go to the Saint Therese Center. Wreath donations will be accepted from Friday, November 24 until Sunday, December 2. More details are provided on the events page or here. December is right around the corner, so the Saint Therese Center encourages everyone to get started on your wreath-decorating right away!
Saint Therese Center Featured in Las Vegas Night Beat Magazine
The cover story for the September 2012 issue of Las Vegas Night Beat Magazine features a four-page article on Saint Therese Center's newest complex. The two buildings on Palo Verde Drive in Henderson serve as our executive office, storage, and retreat. The article discusses the multiple uses of the buildings, the dramatic renovations of the property, and how essential our volunteers have been in the success of the operations conducted throughout the complex. Click here to read the story.
We would like to give a very big thank you to Bill Schafer, Publisher of Las Vegas Night Beat Magazine, for putting this story together and sharing it with the community.
2012 Circle of Roses Dinner a Record Success
Thank you to all who attended the 12th Annual Circle of Roses Dinner. We had more than 630 guests, which marks this year's event the largest showing in the 12-year history of the Circle of Roses Dinner.
Thank you to all who donated and congratulations to all the auction winners. And thank you once again to the very deserving award recipients for all you do for the community. Finally, thank you to our speakers and volunteers who made the evening a great success.
We are already looking forward to another fun-filled event with a great cause on November 4: God Loves Broadway Too. Go here for more information.
Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Another Successful Year
Thank you to all the Albertson's Food stores that participated, raising $14,845.00! The six stores that helped raise money and food for the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach were all in the top ten stores of the 37 that participated. Click here to see how much money was raised at each store.
Also, thank you to the Valle Verde Post Office, who partnered with the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach over the past 12 years; this year raising 30,185 pounds of food, making their station #1 in Southern Nevada, raising the most food.
Thank you to all those who donated food and money and thank you to our wonderful staff and volunteers for helping "stamp out hunger" for our clients; helping them to "Experience the little flowers in life!" We are looking forward to all our participation and continued success in this annual drive; celebrating 21 years in 2013!
Saint Therese Rose Garden Dedication
On Saturday, April 14, a dedication ceremony will conducted in the Rose Garden in memory of all those who have lost their lives due to complications from HIV/AIDS. The Rose Garden Dedication will be held at the Little Flower House at 241 Palo Verde Drive in Henderson, Nevada at 10:00 AM. Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a barbeque and Senior Health Fair. Bring the family along to help honor all those affected by HIV/AIDS. Click here for a recent photo of the Rose Garden.
Annual Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the annual “Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” on the second Saturday in May each year. It is the Largest Food Drive in the World that is held on a single day! Postal customers will place their non perishable food containers near their mail boxes on the day of the drive and letter carriers will collect them. Returning to the Post Office they will give them to a charity that has been selected to receive from the local station. All stations across the United States participate. The Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach has participated since 2000 in this annual event. Click here for more information.
Easter is almost here and the Saint Therese Center is pleased to once again put smiles on the faces of our clients' families during this cherished time of the year. Last year, we provided more than 750 Easter baskets to children and we pray for another joyous Easter for all families affected by HIV. Click here to read more about the success of the Saint Therese Center Easter Basket Drive in 2011.
Feed The Children
Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach is proud to be a member agency of Feed The Children. The Saint Therese Center and Feed The Children work together for the good of our clients and their families. Click here for more information on Feed The Children.
Las Vegas Review Journal Publishes Story on Saint Therese Center (April 8, 2012)
Heidi Knapp Rinella writes of David's story and how the Saint Therese Center saved his life and the lives of so many others. Published by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Read the story here.