CSA-LV 2014 Charities of Choice

The Convention Services association is pleased to announce that they will be supporting three local Las Vegas charities for 2014. The three organizations chosen for 2014 include Opportunity Village, The Heaven can wait Animal Society and the Edward Kline Memorial Homeless Veterans Fund. Please join us in supporting these organization this year and getting to know more about them by visiting their websites. The Convention Services Association of Las Vegas helps support local charities through the sale of raffle tickets at each monthly luncheon and member mixers.

ov logoAbout Opportunity Village: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.   Learn more here.

HCW_logoAbout Heaven Can Wait Animal Society:  Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) animal humane organization, was formed in 2000 by a group of 5 concerned citizens with the idea of building a beautiful 20 acre sanctuary to house all of the unwanted animals in our community.  In the meantime, though, animals were and still are dying at rate of around 30,000 per year in our local shelters with even more just dying in the streets.  Therefore, we decided to refocus our efforts slightly away from rescue and more toward promoting spay/neuter as the solution to the tragic pet overpopulation problem here in Las Vegas.  Learn more here.

kline-logo-1-rev-50percentAbout Kline Homeless Veterans Fund:  The Kline Homeless Veterans Fund is a joint project with the Las Vegas office of the Department of  Veterans Affairs.  The process begins when a Veteran in need contacts the Veterans Administration.  If eligible the Veteran is scheduled for a six day  screening process, at which point we provide the Veteran with a safe a stable place to live for up to 10 days with three meals a day, access to public transportation service  and clothing if needed.  During this period of time the Veteran is evaluated by the VA to determine their long term needs to transition to independence and re-enter the workforce and return to a productive life.  Learn more here.