The Vineyard Henderson Tribe is proud to serve and support our community this holiday season. In partnership with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, we are coordinating two Vineyard Gives holiday campaigns to serve and support those who need it the most. Please take a minute to read about these important initiatives, we would love your help and support! 

Thanksgiving Meals and Donations 

We’re proud to announce that Vineyard Henderson will supply 2,000 hygiene kits to families this Thanksgiving. Our tribe will be on-site at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission to not only serve a hot Thanksgiving meal, but also distribute much-needed hygiene products to underserved community members.

Did you know that it costs just $2.17 to provide a Thanksgiving meal and life-changing care to a family in need? We ask that local businesses and community members donate or participate in providing a hot meal to those in need. 

Join us the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27, from 2 – 4 pm at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission — sign up to volunteer here

If you can’t make it, please consider donating, you can provide 20 meals for under $50! Donate here

Spirit of Christmas

A letter from our Director, Nicole Hanna:

Every year the Las Vegas Rescue Mission focuses their efforts on serving our community’s struggling and displaced families to provide gifts, clothing and shoes, cookies and cocoa, Christmas carols and cheer, and most importantly…HOPE!  As a survivor of “The Streets,” I have been blessed to grow personally and professionally over the years. It was, and is, because of places like the Las Vegas Rescue Mission that I am now able to serve and extend the true Spirit of Christmas to the families that are now where I once was. I have the support of Vineyard Henderson and Valeo Senior Americas to support our true mission to “Work Hard, Have Fun, and Help Others” this Christmas season to truly impact the lives that are so profoundly affected at this time.

There are too many families that see Christmas come and go without a tree, a present, or a place to call home. As a community, we cannot stand for this. Our goal is to collect 5,000 gifts for ages 6-17 through the support of our community and business partners. All gifts will be given out to families in need at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. We are proud to spearhead this initiative, and I know that as businesses and fellow professionals, we are approached for donations and contributions all year long. However, I challenge the “I’ve Met My Quota to Give” leaders and companies of our community to get involved professionally and personally.

While we enjoy a holiday season with lights, gifts, heat, a bed, a roof over our heads, or simply a place to call home – Imagine that all of your comforts were suddenly gone? This community’s homeless includes individuals and families that have lost their jobs, grandparents that have assumed their abandoned grandchildren, abuse victims, and more. The true meaning of Christmas is giving, being of service, and most importantly, compassion for mankind. Will you RISE with us? Will you step out of your comfort zone to touch the lives of those that have already lost so much with the gift of love this holiday season? 

Can I count on your support to take this community by storm and demonstrate hope for all the hearts we will warm on December 14th

Everyone deserves to know that their life matters and the Spirit of Christmas is built on the foundation to do just that. 

Thank You!
-Nicole Hanna

Here’s how you can help:

Collect New Toys / Items Needed

  • The Las Vegas Rescue Mission can drop off 55-gallon bins, with customized flyers, immediately for your business to gather new toys (wrapped or unwrapped) and collect items listed further below.
  • Items will be picked up on December 13th to be placed in “Santa’s Workshop” to hand out to families in need the following day.

Make a Donation

  • All contributions made will help the Las Vegas Rescue Mission continue to provide free food, shelter, clothing, and services to our struggling. Visit our giving page, directly linked to Las Vegas Rescue Mission for any financial donations and support.

Spread the Word!

  • Encourage other business partners, friends, and family to assist in your efforts to provide the Spirit of Christmas for those in need.

Spirit of Christmas Collection Items Needed 

We will be collecting items from November 1 through December 13. 

  • Winter Warmth / Clothing Items: New & Used; ALL Sizes!
    • Blankets
    • Gloves, Scarves, Hats
    • Coats
    • Shoes
  • Cards of Encouragement (minimal time with incredible impact)
    • We encourage everyone to imagine your life without any of the things you have in it and spending this holiday season without anything to give. Please share your message of hope with the parents that receive this card; you never know when your words could save someone!
  • Toy Items
    • Ages 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 = TOYS
    • Ages 15-17 = Gift Cards ($20 value)
    • 55-gallon barrels provided; 1 for Boys & 1 for Girls
    • Wrap gifts if possible and write in sharpie on the bottom (“B” or “G” and age group)
  • Toy Rules
    • All toys should be valued at $20 or less and NOT require batteries
      • The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has this rule in place due to the nature of the demographic they serve.
    • No bikes, scooters, or skateboards
      • We cannot provide bikes to ALL children, so we don’t give out any.
    • Toys = Easy for children to carry.
    • Refrain from large toys because many of the families being served travel by foot or public transportation.

Sponsor a Family

We are also proud and honored to be spearheading an additional program this year for up to 5 families that have been helped and saved by the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. We are seeking partners that are willing to truly bring the Spirit of Christmas to families to demonstrate what love and hope looks like this year.  

If you are interested in this program, please contact us directly. We are planning the following:

  • Christmas Feast – sealed and uncooked to feed entire family we are sponsoring
    • Utensils/flatware
    • Cooking pots/pans/cookie sheets to prepare the meal
    • Dishware and glassware – paper, plastic, ceramic, etc.
    • If providing cans without pop-top, please include a can-opener
  • Christmas tree, décor for the season, 2 gifts for each child
  • Coats for every member of the family
  • Card of encouragement for the adult(s)
  • Gift cards, grocery cards, food vouchers, and non-perishables are also encouraged
Choose to be the light of hope this Christmas by getting involved.
Questions about the Vineyard Gives Holiday Campaigns? Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Contact us here.