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Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach Selected as Finalist to Receive $20,000 Grant.

Walmart has selected the Saint Therese Center as a finalist to receive a $20,000 grant as part of the "Food Pantry Holiday Makeover" campaign.  Grants will be awarded based on public online votes made on Walmart's website between December 2 and December 12.  On December 15, Walmart will announce the 75 non-profit food pantries across the nation with the most votes who will each receive a grant in the amount of $20,000. 

This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit food pantry.  Please go to HIVASSIST.ORG each day between December 2 and December 12 to vote for Saint Therese Center.  You can vote every 24 hours.  While you're there, please be sure to use the Facebook and Twitter links to share with your friends and family.  Let everyone you know of this great opportunity.  Simply visit HIVASSIST.ORG and click the Vote button at the top of the page once per day between December 2 and December 12.

Thank you for your support!

MONDAYS DARK

Mondays Dark to Benefit Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach

All proceeds from Mondays Dark one-year anniversary show on December 15 benefit the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach along with a number of other deserving charities. Go to mondaysdark.com for information or to purchase tickets!

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Christmas Prayer and Wishes

Dearest Father in heaven,

Blessed be Your holy Name!

Lord Jesus, we joyfully greet Thee, born this happy morning, with a deep and heartfelt gratitude. In silence You were conceived in Mary, and in silence You were born in Bethlehem. In silence you come to us today, a silence bursting with love and joy!

Jesus, You have come to lead us to Your Father in heaven, and to live in us that we might know heaven on earth. As we gaze on You, sleeping peacefully in Your crib, we begin to feel a deep peace radiate from You. A holy calm fills our hearts. You have kept Your promise, You are here, with us now.

Lord Jesus, you were not afraid to come to us; help us be not afraid to come to You. Give us Your deep inner peace that we might impart joy, hope, and courage to all whom we encounter. Open our hearts to see You more clearly, receive You more deeply, and follow You more willingly. Increase our capacity to give and receive Your love. May this Christmas Day warm our hearts all year.

Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus!

On behalf of Father Joseph O'Brien, O.P. and the Saint Therese Center Staff, we wish you a blessed Christmas!

Client Retreat Rescheduled for January, 2014

The 13th Annual Client Retreat has been rescheduled to January 17-19, 2014. Clients who have enrolled with the Center in the past two years and those who have never participated in a retreat are encouraged to enroll. See our calendar of events page for more information.

2013 Circle of Roses Event Information Announced

The 2013 Circle of Roses Dinner is being held at the Riviera Hotel the evening of September 6th, 2013. See our calendar of events page for more information.

Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Another Successful Year

Thank you to all the Albertson's Food stores that participated, raising $9,503.00! The eleven stores that helped raise money and food for the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach were all the best stores of the 32 that participated. Click here for a list of participating stores.

Also, thank you to the Valle Verde Post Office, who partnered with the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach over the past 13 years; this year raising 28,768 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!

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Albertsons Food Drive Drawing!

2013 Albertsons Drawing WinnerCongratulations to Rebecca Trudeau of Boulder City, NV for winning $500 in Albertsons Gift Cards! During our annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at 11 Albertsons locations and numerous parishes throughout the valley, we handed out flyers to customers and parishioners that contained information on a promotional drawing to win $500 in Albertsons Gift Cards. All that was required to enter was to watch a five-minute video and provide current contact information so we can reach you if you won. Rebecca and 48 others watched the brief video and entered the drawing. A random drawing was held to select the winner and Rebecca was notified last week that she had won. Rebecca visited our Main Campus to claim her prize and has since begun volunteering! Congratulations again to Rebecca and thank you to all those that took the time to watch our video and learn about the Saint Therese Center and all those we reach out to help.

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 Baskets

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.

For additional information, please visit us:

  • Internet: www.sainttheresecenter.org
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaintThereseCenter
  • Twitter: @StThereseCenter

Or contact us:

  • Postal Mail: P.O. Box 90625, Henderson, NV 89009-0625
  • Email: aidsproject@dioceseoflasvegas.org
  • Telephone: (702) 564-4224