El Cortez Hotel and Casino is teaming with other downtown businesses and organizations for “Downtown Cares Las Vegas,” a day of downtown volunteerism, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Downtown Cares Las Vegas is being organized by Moonridge Group, and volunteering efforts will be led by El Cortez along with a group of sponsors, including Zappos.com, the City of Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the City of Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Whole Foods, 8 News Now, BLVDS and other businesses and arts organizations. All volunteers will come together to improve the Robert Gordon Senior Recreation Center at 336 N. 10th Street, Las Vegas, NV.
Event registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by the day of volunteering at the recreation center. Volunteers can offer their services for a full- or half-day shift.
The 261 low-income seniors who use the Robert Gordon Recreation Center on a daily basis have created a “Wish List” that the volunteers will be working to fulfill throughout the day. Remodeling and facility improvement initiatives, such as painting, collecting non-perishable foods, planting and gardening, improving the recreation areas, beautifying the patio area and upgrading the kitchen, will go a long way in making the recreation center more functional and enjoyable for the seniors.
Individuals who have questions, would like to donate items and/or want to register a team of volunteers can contact event coordinator Kathleen Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702.461.9656. The deadline to register for Downtown Cares Las Vegas is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
Downtown Cares Las Vegas will continue as a monthly volunteering effort in downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Future Downtown Cares Las Vegas volunteering events will be announced once projects are confirmed.