Each year, The Chamber selects a group of community leaders to participate in its Leadership Reno Sparks Program designed to increase knowledge and awareness of the issues and challenges in our community. Each class also chooses a special project to benefit the community. The LRS Class of 2016 has chosen to work with STEP2 as the class project.
We have set an aggressive goal of raising $110,000.00 by August of 2016. These funds will be used to renovate STEP2’s onsite transitional housing and to purchase a new passenger van to transfer clients to classes and appointments. We need your support to help reach our fundraising goal!
STEP2 is a non-profit comprehensive residential and outpatient treatment program that provides women struggling to overcome substance abuse disorders, poverty and family violence with the opportunity to rebuild their lives. It is the only program in northern Nevada that allows women to maintain custody of their children while participating in treatment. This compassionate, flexible, individualized treatment program is highly effective at breaking the cycle of addiction for women and children. The organization’s success rate is more than three times the national average. For more information, visitstep2reno.org.
The LRS Class of 2016’s project funds will be used by STEP2 to:
Update residential cottages that need new roofs, flooring, a coat of paint, and kitchen counter tops;
Purchase a 15-passenger van to transport women to see their children, attend a job interview, life skills classes, doctor appointments and a variety of other needs;
Expand the STEP2 community garden to provide nutritious food that families may enjoy together
Update the existing computer lab to help women return to work with the skills needed to excel
To ensure that women and their families in our community continue to have the services they need to transform their lives and realize their potential, we invite you to contribute a gift to the LRS Class of 2016’s Project. Contributions can be made through the LRS Class of 2016 PayPal account.
For additional information regarding STEP2 or sponsorship opportunities, please email us.
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