Connect with one of these local organizations and continue to be a “LIGHT” in the Tahoe Region all year round!
We are Awaken, the only organization in northern Nevada solely focused and trained to work with victims of commercial sexual exploitation. We believe that with the right opportunities and support, locally trafficked women and girls can overcome circumstances such as poverty, racism and gender-based violence perpetuating CSE.
Victims of CSE need and deserve specialized treatment, as well as non-judgmental healing and recovery services provided by a staff with relevant life experience and training. At Awaken, we have a comprehensive service model and center established for victims of CSE. Our many programs offer a holistic approach to help victims with both financial barriers, and emotional / cultural barriers that victims face as they re-enter society as free women and girls.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
We exist to intervene on behalf of the people of the Tenderloin.
OUR CORE VALUES
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” We are authentic, devoted, and passionate about Jesus and His work
Love Your Neighbor
“Love your neighbor as your yourself.” We love the Tenderloin through providing relief, building relationship and reunion with Jesus.
Food Bank of Northern NV
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides food for families in need through more than 145 partner agencies across northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierra in California. We serve more than 106,000 people every month, almost half of whom are children and seniors.
Play. Discover. Connect.
The KidZone Museum is a children’s museum in Truckee, California that serves 30,000 visits annually. Our mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery. Our exhibits are optimal for children under 7. Our camps and school programs are designed for children through elementary school. Teenagers can gain important service learning experience through our volunteering at the museum.
Reno Sparks Gospel Mission
The Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization dedicated to helping the homeless, hungry, addicted, and abused in the Northern Nevada area.
Sierra Community House
On July 1, 2019, four long-standing social service organizations — Family Resource Center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and Project MANA — united to form Sierra Community House. Our goal is to better serve our region, share resources, leverage partnerships, and connect individuals and families with the services they need to thrive to build the strength, safety, and resilience of the community.
Truckee Community Christmas
Truckee Community Christmas is an all-volunteer, non profit 501(c)(3) umbrella organization that coordinates various drives that are happening during the holidays to help families in need in the Truckee area. Our board members work with agencies such as the Sierra Community House, Head Start, Nevada County Health, the STEPP program and area schools and churches to identify needy families and provide grocery store gift cards and age-appropriate toys for each child in the family. The senior program provides grocery gift cards to identified low income seniors and to area homebound seniors. All goods provided to recipients are donated by community members.