This holiday season Amplify Relations is adopting the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) as its holiday charity. RISE, a 501(c)(3), is a volunteer-only organization that works to care for Reno’s most resource deprived and poverty-stricken residents, with a mission to cultivate a greater sense of dignity and humility for all members of our community by encouraging equal access to shelter, knowledge and opportunity. Three Saturdays a month RISE, along with community volunteers, cook and serve meals to the homeless and disadvantaged. They also distribute clothing, blankets, toiletries and other basic necessities.
As this holiday season kicks off and we are reminded of how fortunate we all are to have work, warm homes, family and friends, Amplify Relations has chosen to show gratitude by making a contribution to RISE and serving as a collection site for others. We are asking that you please consider helping either by making a financial contribution to RISE or providing any of the items on their wish list included below. Checks, made out to RISE, and donations of items can be dropped off at Amplify Relations.
Many of the donations received will be given to homeless youth during the Homeless Youth Point In Time Count in January. RISE is partnering with the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project and Build Our Center to provide basic necessities to homeless youth in the Reno area.
While we are enjoying our warm, cozy homes and hot dinners on these freezing cold nights, it is important to keep in mind that there are people among us struggling to survive on a daily basis. Please do what you can to bring a little warmth, dignity and holiday cheer to our neighbors who are far less fortunate than we are.
Thank you & Happy Holidays.
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 at Amplify Relations, 140 Washington Street, Suite 150, Reno, Nevada 89503. We will be accepting donations through mid-January.
RISE Wish List:
- New socks
- New underwear – men’s, women’s, boy’s & girl’s
- Soap/Body wash
- Hair brushes/combs
- Chapstick/lip balm
- Warm Coats
- Hanging hammocks
- Warm shoes
- Any camping supplies