“Originally established as an auxiliary by nurses returning from service in WWII, the goal of AWCMS (the Alliance) was to encourage and help Nevada students pursue a career in nursing. Since 1949, the Alliance has awarded . . . $2 million to community organizations in Washoe County.”
This year, the Alliance split proceeds from their February 2020 Mardi Gras Gala held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa with two local nonprofits, Eddy House (serving homeless youth in Northern Nevada) and For Kids Foundation. The festive event was attended by the majority of our Board of Directors and included videos of stories of lives impacted by the two nonprofits. Attendees dug deep in their pockets to selflessly support vulnerable children–our community’s future adults.
We are grateful for the Alliance’s support. Their generous donation will allow for future funding of urgently needed medical, dental, and psychological services for children, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when many families are struggling financially and emotionally with loss of jobs, loved ones, and life as we once knew it.
Thank you, AWCMS, for your generosity, your trust, and your commitment to our vision of providing or aligning resources so every child can thrive.