Our Numbers Tell Our Story

We’re proud of the hard work we do to support the Reno-Sparks community. The numbers below are from our audited fiscal year 2019-2020 annual report.

Helping Children

Links to Learning awarded Washoe County School District teachers with monetary awards for academic projects, FOSS kits, and elementary library books impacting 9,775 students.

Operation School Bell purchased new clothing and uniforms shirts for 14,798 WCSD students.

Read to ME benefitted 1,360 preschool-aged children with one-on-one reading sessions three times a week and gifted new books to children to take home.

Scholarships were developed for deserving high school graduates focusing on an underserved population.

Students in Transition gave 216 high school students clothes, school supplies, grooming kits, academic fees, caps and gowns, and/or scholarships.

We Care delivered to 51 children at Kids Kottage needed supplies and fun activities such as Trunk or Treat night.

Providing for Our Community

Assault Survivor Kits provided 152 victims of assault with clothing and personal grooming items.

Essentials supplied 4,890 children, seniors and community partners with personal grooming items.

Re-Share donated excess Thrift Shop goods to 11 local nonprofits, benefiting 15,550 individuals.

Veterans Outreach supported 4,527 male, female and homeless veterans with bus passes, personal grooming items, household supplies, winter coats and other items as needed.

Supporting Our Seniors

Food Pantry distributed two bags of supplemental groceries to 310 seniors each month, including 72 home deliveries.

Senior Sampler provided an opportunity for 275 senior crafters to earn supplemental income by displaying and selling their handcrafted items.