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ROSS CLOTHING STORES DONATE TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LAS VEGAS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas received a $19,800 grant from Ross clothing stores to support the clubs’ Power Hour during the 2012-13 school year.

The Power Hour offers homework help, tutoring, mentoring and other support for students after school.

CHURCH TO HOST GRANT-WRITING SEMINAR

Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, plans to host a free grant-writing seminar for schools, churches and nonprofit organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.

The church is across the street from Palo Verde High School.

The program will be led by veteran grant writer Jan McAdams. Topics will include:

What is a grant?

Anatomy of a grant application: a detailed examination of all seven parts of a grant.

Where’s the money in 2012 and 2013?

Shortcuts to accessing information on federal, state and private foundation funding.

Getting organized: preparing your organization to submit successful grant applications.

Seating is limited, and a maximum of three attendees per organization is requested. To register, email dsumcfamilyministries@gmail.com. For more information, call Rhonda Reeves at 702-688-2644.

FAITH LUTHERAN TO HOST HOLIDAY SALES EVENT AND FUNDRAISER

Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host its Crusader Christmas Boutique sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature more than 50 local vendors selling baked goods, jewelry, clothing, home goods, skin and beauty products and more. All proceeds will benefit Faith Lutheran’s 2013 Grad Nite Live event for seniors.

LOCAL NONPROFIT HOSTS SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS

Project 150, a local nonprofit organization that helps homeless students, is hosting a fundraiser and supplies drive through December to provide food, clothing and shelter for students in time for the holidays.

The organization was founded a year ago and has served nearly 1,000 homeless teens at 15 local high schools.

For more information or to donate, visit project150lv.org, or visit any Harmony Homes sales office to drop off a donation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOUNDATION OFFERS FREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

The Cultural Diversity Foundation has a free college scholarship workshop scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its office, 500 N. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 300.

The workshop will explain how to search for scholarships, apply for merit scholarship awards, write scholarship essays and complete the Free Application For Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Seating is limited. To register, visit cdfnv.org/programs or call 702-646-2615.

EXCHANGE STUDENT PROGRAM SEEKS LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

World Heritage, a nonprofit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives. World Heritage offers qualified students from around the world between 15 and 18 the opportunity to spend a high school semester in the United States with a host family. Area representatives recruit and screen potential host families, supervise the exchange students in the community, organize activities with the students throughout the year and provide support to host families, students and schools.

For more information, call 800-888-9040 or email info@world-heritage.org.

NONPROFIT SEEKS VOLUNTEER MENTORS FOR STUDENTS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada is recruiting adult mentors for students needing positive role models. The nonprofit organization has operated in the valley for 39 years and supports more than 400 mentorships this school year.

For more information or to apply, email dreamr@bbbsn.org or call 702-731-2227.

ARBOR VIEW HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM TO HOST FUNDRAISERS

Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive, plans to host its fourth annual holiday baseball camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the baseball field. Registration is set for 8 a.m. The camp is open to kids 8 to 14 and is $50 per player. Players are asked to bring water and lunch. High school coaches and players will teach the camp.

Proceeds from the camp will benefit the 2013 baseball program. For more information, call coach Chris Martinez at 702-799-6660, ext. 3604.

STUDENTS BUILD GINGERBREAD HOUSES FOR M RESORT CONTEST

The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, invited several local schools to compete in its second annual Gingerbread House Contest, scheduled to be judged from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. The first-place school will be awarded $1,500 and 10 tickets to the M Resort’s "Elvis Holiday and Tribute Show." Second and third place and seven honorable mentions also will receive prizes.

The winning gingerbread houses will be on display through Dec. 21.

NEVADA STATE BANK COLLECTING CLOTHES FOR STUDENTS

Nevada State Bank, 3480 W. Sahara Ave. is collecting clothes through Dec. 17 for the Professional Dress Closet at Foothill High School, 800 College Drive. The closet provides students with clothing for job interviews. Recommended donations include men’s and women’s suits, jackets, shirts, blouses, dress pants, skirts, ties, shoes and business accessories.

Nevada State Bank has partnered with Foothill for 11 years on various programs.

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