Giving Back: Thanksgiving Donations and Volunteer Opportunity

  It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays of all.  According to, Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas. Thanksgiving is a great time to entertain with friends and family, and it’s also a time to think about giving back to those less fortunate. As we enjoy delicious seasonal favorites, it’s difficult to understand that there are seniors in Las Vegas struggling with hunger. Sadly, many seniors in Las Vegas struggle to meet their basic daily needs. So while you’re preparing to enjoy Thanksgiving, please be sure to keep in mind those that are in need this holiday season. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley has a simple way you can help.

Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living.  Almost 2,000 seniors receive food from Helping Hands each month.

Helping Hands can use the following donations all year long:

  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned soup, vegetables, fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Packaged dry mashed potatoes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned pasta sauce

How Can I Help?

  • Coordinate a Food Drive
  • Donate Funds, Equipment, Time or Expertise
  • Participate in Fundraising 

Inquiries regarding donations can be made to:

Lorri Highet, Director, Senior Necessities Program at 702-649-7837 (Ext.17) or email:

Please visit for further information on this very important non-profit organization.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley Mission: Providing independence with compassion, dignity and concern while promoting an improved lifestyle for our community’s seniors

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