Events and Things to do in Reno, Nevada
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Plates to Ease Poverty Gala Hosted by: Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and the St. Vincent’s Programs
September 17 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT$200.00
Plates to Ease Poverty will be held on Tuesday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The annual Gala is a cornerstone event that raises critical funds for Catholic Charities’ poverty assistance programs for those in deepest need in our community. While many in the region are experiencing prosperity, the need for assistance is growing and more and more people are turning to Catholic Charities when facing dire circumstances. With a shortage in affordable housing, support by the community is a critical component to supporting Catholic Charities’ programs such as rental assistance, nutritious meals in the Dining Hall, the Food Pantry and other vital services.
An integral part of the Gala is the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award. Bishop Randolph Calvo honors local persons or groups with this prestigious award, in recognition of their exceptional commitment to bettering the lives of the homeless, hungry and poverty-stricken in our community. The 2019 recipients of the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award are: the Bergin Family and Andy Stewart and Jorge Montoya of Guild Mortgage.