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July 1, 2013 | Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack
Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack Operation Backpack invites the community to help put new backpacks and school supplies into the hands of Washoe County’s homeless children

April 12, 2013 | Volunteers of America’s Family Shelter Children Take Center Stage 
Children living at the Volunteers of America Family Shelter will take the stage with Miss Sparks Outstanding Teen Nasya Mancini on April 16. Ms. Mancini has been volunteering at the Family Shelter for several months, offering drama and theater workshops for the children. The children will showcase their new skills at a special performance on April 16, 6:00-6:30 p.m. at Southside Cultural Center, 190 E. Liberty St., Reno. Media is invited to cover the children’s performances.

April 22, 2013 | Rotary Club of Reno Adding Improvements to Rotary Plaza, Former “Tent City” site
For the 2013 Rotarians at Work project, Rotary Club of Reno will work to improve Rotary Plaza completing a two-year commitment. Local Rotarians will plant trees and flowers, construct a shade structure and garden boxes, paint and add other upgrades to the area formerly called “tent city.” Rotary Plaza now serves as a Day Area where local homeless men and women have a safe, protected place to spend the day, with easy access to resources aimed at helping them find a brighter future.

October 29, 2012 | Inaugural Shelter from the Storm Breakfast on Nov. 2 will raise funds for Volunteers of America shelter and other Northern Nevada programs 
Inaugural Shelter from the Storm Breakfast on Nov. 2 will raise funds for Volunteers of America shelter and other Northern Nevada programs
January 20, 2013 | Volunteers of America Honored with Onie Cooper Award Sunday
Volunteers of America Honored with Onie Cooper Award Sunday

February 10, 2013 | IBM Smarter City Team Challenge Bringing Technology to Homeless Children 
Children living at the Volunteers of America Family Shelter will be learning on a whole new level, thanks to IBM’s Smarter City Team Challenge. The IBM team has graciously donated two IBM KidSmart computers, which they will install February 16.

June 17, 2011 - Media Release
‘Refuge,’ a new exhibit featuring the work of Volunteers of America Northern Nevada / ReStart clients, to help kick off 2011 Artown festival with July 1 opening reception.

July 12, 2011 - Media Release
Pioneer Underground veterans Sean Peabody, Dan Edwards return July 23 for comedy show to benefit Volunteers of America/ReStart emergency shelters

May 16, 2011 - Media Release
Volunteers of America Family Shelter to benefit from wine-and-cheese fundraising event hosted by Fine Vines Cheese & Wines May 19

April 28, 2011 - Media Release
Rotary Club of Reno volunteers join with Holland & Hart LLC, Reno Municipal Court for Rotary Alley playground project at Volunteers of America’s Family Shelter

Feb. 15, 2011 - Media Release
ReStart to merge with Volunteers of America