Tucson #LovePup Family Fest

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is a third year sponsor of the Tucson #LovePup Family Fest. This family-friendly event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Craig Reid Park. 

Well-behaved pets are also welcome to attend.      

#LovePup Family Fest

Just like the Tucson #LovePup Family Fest 2019, admission is free and you are invited to enjoy good food, music, kid-friendly activities, family fun, and of course, #LovePup adoptions.

Additionally, you won’t want to miss out on seeing the live entertainment, or the opportunity to drop off much-needed items used by foster pet caretakers.

Essential care wish items accepted:

  • Puppy Pads
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Spray
  • Gloves
  • Dog Food
  • Dog Treats
  • Puppy Food
  • Canned Food
  • Pedialyte (For Dehydrated Pups)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • Dog Bowls
  • Dish Soap

#LovePup also accepts financial gifts. Here’s how your financial contribution will be used:    

  • $10 = Puppy Pads for a week
  • $20 = Dog Food for a week
  • $50 = Vaccinations or a spay/neuter

At Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we would like to encourage you to adopt your next furry family member instead of buying. Check out the #LovePup Foundation for an array of furry companions waiting for their forever home.

Chicago Police Department’s CAPS Program Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe was proud to sponsor Chicago Police Department’s CAPS program of the 9th district “The Harriet Tubman Experience Black History Month” event. This event brought together community members, organizations, various cultures, and many talents in celebration of the accomplishments and milestones of the African American culture.

Attendees got to see several performances related to the African American culture.

LVMPD Homeless Outreach Event

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team supported Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s (LVMPD) Enterprise Area Command’s Homeless Outreach on the south side of Las Vegas. These quarterly events permit officers the opportunity to maintain good relations with our homeless population, while at the same time, minister to their needs.

Attendees were provided with pizzas, drinks, hygiene kits, showers, and access to the social services provided by Anthem Blue Cross and Crossroads Recovery Center.

“It is an incredible honor to go into the neighborhoods where our clients live, and improve the quality of life for the least so that all may prosper. Events like today’s not only blesses our poorer neighbors, but it has been proven to improve the quality of life for all who live in the community. Such is the reason we formed Lerner and Rowe Gives Back.” —Glen Lerner

4th Annual Super Charlie Scramble Cancer Fundraiser

Honored to Support the Super Charlie Foundation

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is honored to be involved with the 4th Annual Super Charlie Scramble Cancer Fundraiser that will take place on March 13, 2020 at the Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona. 100% of proceeds raised will go to the Family Assistance Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital to help local families undergoing pediatric cancer treatments.      

All golfer packages are currently sold out, however you can still purchase tickets for the dinner. You can also join us in supporting the Super Charlie Foundation by making a donation online. Every dollar we can raise together will be a beacon of relief to these families in need.   

Turning Health Challenges into a Journey of Hope  

In 2016 Charlie Luther was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was during that challenging time that his dad and step-mom came in contact with other children and families also fighting cancer. Unfortunately, these families did not have the resources or support systems that Charlie’s family found to be essential during their own journey to recovery.

Thankfully, Charlie’s surgeries and numerous treatments resulted in a ‘clean’ bill of health. However, his parents could not forget about the other families and a desire to help ease their burdens. As such they decided to create their own 501(c)(3) non-profit named the Super Charlie Foundation to help those families in need.    

Their goal: To ease the burden as much as possible for families dealing with pediatric cancer and let them know they are not alone and have the support of others who are willing to give and sacrifice for the good of others. By joining together the world can become a better place. Words alone cannot express what could be better than helping a family while they go through this terrible struggle for the life of their child.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Stands Against Cancer 

Cancer is a bully that takes over the lives of individuals no matter their age or background. Many of our team members have been personally knocked down by the disease. Our founder Kevin Rowe’s own father just won his fight with Hodgkin’s lymphoma after chemo and is still battling a slow-progressing form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, he is in good spirits and doing wonderfully with the full support of family and friends. 

By supporting the efforts of lymphoma-fighting charitable organizations such as the Super Charlie Foundation, we hope to lessen the burdens of the disadvantaged and bring hope. We strongly encourage others to do what they can to offer a helping hand and support those in need.    

21st Annual PANDA Fashion Show and Luncheon Sponsor

If You Believe, the Incredible Can Happen 

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor PANDA’s (People Acting Now Discovering Answers) “Children Helping Children” Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s Field of Dreams themed fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at The Phoenician (6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251).

Proceeds raised will benefit the Steele Children’s Research Center’s overall commitment to medical research to find solutions to childhood disorders and diseases. Event highlights include a fashion show featuring “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle.

Join us in supporting this cause by making a donation online today. You can also contact PANDA directly to learn specific details about their 21st Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion show and Luncheon by visiting azpanda.org.

Photos from the 2019 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon:

Las Vegas Cop on a Rooftop

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team had the pleasure of supporting the Special Olympics Nevada chapter by participating in today’s Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Carl’s Donuts in Las Vegas. We truly enjoyed getting to know several of the young athletes and their families. 

While at the event, we also hosted a distracted driving clinic and handed out “Don’t Drive Distracted” windshield stickers and key chains.

Our team hopes that these stickers and key chains will serve as a daily reminder for drivers to be cautious and alert every time they get behind the steering wheel.

“Supporting local organizations and area service providers that have a positive impact in the lives of our neighbors, such as the Special Olympics Nevada and our first responder community partners, is exactly why we formed Lerner and Rowe Gives Back,” said Glen Lerner. “We are also excited with each opportunity we receive to join an event and share our distracted driving simulator. We see it as doing our part to help make our streets and highways safer.”

What Is Cop on a Rooftop?

Once a year local law enforcement personnel perch on a roof top to help raise funds for Special Olympics Nevada. The officers get to come of their perch after fundraising goals are met.

In Las Vegas, there were several first responder agencies in attendance, namely: Clark County School District Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Department of Corrections, and Community Ambulance.

Photos from the Las Vegas 2020 Cop on a Rooftop:

Make-A-Wish Arizona 2020 Wish Ball Sponsor

Celebrating 40 Years of Granting Wishes

2020 marks the 40th year that Make-A-Wish Arizona has been granting wishes to every eligible child across the state. Knowing that stars light the eyes of each of these children who are facing a critical illness makes our continued support extra special. 

Through donations like ours and other community members like yourself, the organization will be able to fulfill hundreds of wishes this year.

2020 Star Light, Star Bright Wish Ball Details

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa {5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253}

This year’s “Start Light, Star Bright” themed fundraiser celebrates the 40th Anniversay of Make-A-Wish Arizona. Tickets are currently sold out. However, you can be added to the waiting list. You can also still help support this organization in making wishes come true through donations, volunteer opportunities, and fundraisers. 

Please contact Anne Carman with Make-A-Wish Arizona to learn more specifics about the 40th Anniversary Wish Ball and how to get involved by calling 602-343-9428, or via email at acarman@arizona.wish.org.

Donate to Help Fund WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks Program

Stuffing Backpacks to Help Combat Hunger

On March 11, 2020, our outreach volunteers will team up with AltAZ 93.3 at their studio to help school children in need by working with the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program. This United Way program provides meals to help those Valley children get through the weekends, and come to school Monday ready to learn. 

Each meal is carefully packaged in a discreet plastic bag for a student to easily carry home in their backpack.

Program Goals & Requests for Help

According to statistics shared by the Valley of the Sun United Way, many children who live among the 82,000 Valley households suffer chronic hunger. This hunger makes it difficult for a child to focus on school work or lessons in class, which in turn can negatively impact the rest of the entire learning environment.

Now, thanks to the efforts of the WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program, growing children are given the chance to focus on their education and succeeding (not their empty stomach or where their next meal will come from).

However, the program needs the support of volunteers, schools, businesses, and community organizations, such as Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, to continue to thrive and succeed.

We ask that others join us in helping combat hunger among our Valley’s children. You can make a donation online on the Valley of the Sun United Way website. Doing so will help provide much needed weekend meals for growing local youth to focus on their education, and succeed.

In 2019, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back generously donated $5,000 to the Valley of the Sun United Way’s WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks program. Take a look at a few images of our group after packing food for local kids and a video recap of the event:

Volunteer Day at Campagna Academy

Our Merrillville, Indiana team enjoyed a volunteer day making birthday cards for the children at Campagna Academy.

This wonderful organization offers residential services for children in the foster system, those needing special attention, and they also provide services for substance abuse treatment. Hand-crafted birthday cards are given to the children on their birthdays to help bring that special celebration feeling to the facility.

Thanks to all of our staff for participating and really honing into their creative side!

Photos from volunteer day at Campagna Academy: