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Nevada’s Big Give Raises More Than $554,000 for Nevada Nonprofits in 24 hours

April 29, 2013 by  



Absinthe's Angel Porrino draws raffle prize winners at Giving Day Headquarters inside Miracle Mile Shops
On Thursday, April 25, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino served as the official campaign headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give, which raised $554,000 in 24 hours of online giving for charities throughout the state of Nevada (Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak, www.ImagesofVegas.com).  

Ricardo Laguna answers phones at Nevada's Big Give Headquarters at Miracle Mile Shops

Ricardo Laguna answers phones at Nevada’s Big Give Headquarters at Miracle Mile Shops

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak, www.ImagesofVegas.com.

Throughout the day, visitors, community leaders and local celebrities stopped by the Nevada’s Big Give headquarters located inside Miracle Mile Shops and made donations and personal contributions to the campaign and their favorite charity. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, comedian Jeff Civillico and cast members from Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, Absinthe, Chippendales, PEEPSHOW and Frank Marino’s Divas showed their support for the statewide giving campaign.

Stacy Wedding and Liz Vohwinkel (Nevada's Big Give),  Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Interim Superintendant Pat Skorkowsky, Angel Williams  (Miracle Mile Shops)

Stacy Wedding and Liz Vohwinkel (Nevada’s Big Give), Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Interim Superintendant Pat Skorkowsky, Angel Williams (Miracle Mile Shops)

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak, www.ImagesofVegas.com.

Restaurants at Miracle Mile Shops, including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, FRESH Grill & Bar, Lobster ME, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Jamba Juice, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Pampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille, Sin City Brewing Co. and La Salsa Cantina provided light bites at the headquarters for guests and volunteers. Throughout the event, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens displayed the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s biggest day of giving.

Interim Superintendant Pat Skorkowsky making a donation at Giving Day Headquarters inside Miracle Mile Shops

Interim Superintendant Pat Skorkowsky making a donation at Giving Day Headquarters inside Miracle Mile Shops

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak, www.ImagesofVegas.com.

During the campaign, Miracle Mile Shops contributed five $1,000 cash donations called “Golden Tickets” that benefited Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, Nevada Humane Society, Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and High Fives Foundation. The winner of each Golden Ticket was selected at random. Miracle Mile Shops partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign celebrating a year of change in 2013 through monthly fountain fundraisers, community partnerships and cash and in-kind donations.

Miracle Mile Shops Strip-side LED screen displaying total amount rasied during Nevada's Big Give

Miracle Mile Shops Strip-side LED screen displaying total amount rasied during Nevada’s Big Give

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak, www.ImagesofVegas.com.

Nevada’s Big Give, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

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