2nd Annual Dusk 2 Dawn Crosswalk Safety Program

Dusk 2 Dawn program

With Halloween just a day away, the Vulnerable Road Users Project UNLV, part of the Transportation Research Center at UNLV, kicked off their 2nd Annual Dusk to Dawn Crosswalk Safety Program in partnership with RTC of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County School District Police Department, and Nevada Department of Public Safety.

The majority of Nevada’s pedestrian fatalities occur between dusk and dawn, which is why Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is sponsoring the crosswalk safety program by providing reflective wrist bands (slap bands), that will be distributed out of 70 local convenience stores, so that wearers will be more visible to motorists at night time.

Las Vegas Pedestrian Fatality Stats

On the night of October 28, our Las Vegas community experienced its 52nd pedestrian fatality of the year, which is one fatality over last year’s record high of 51.

“Our hearts go out to the family who lost their loved one on October 28, and to many others due to crosswalk accidents. We are hopeful that the awareness resulting from this campaign, will help to make our crosswalks safer, and save lives. We remain grateful for the hard work of many of our community partners who are committed to public safety, including UNLV, UMC, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Clark County School District Police Department, Las Vegas Metro Police Department, the City of North Las Vegas, the RTS, and Community Ambulance.” 

Glen Lerner

Photos from the 2nd Annual Dusk 2 Dawn Crosswalk Safety Program:

Halloween Safe-Tacular in Las Vegas

Halloween Safe-Tacular

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team participated in UMC Children’s Hospital’s Halloween Safe-Tacular that was presented in partnership with Kohl’s Cares. The contactless drive-through event was staged in the Bronze Parking Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 

In addition to providing the community with a festive Halloween event, Safe-Tacular supports the hospital’s mission to reduce the number and severity of pedestrian injuries among children in Southern Nevada.

“It is always a privilege to support incredible community partners like UMC Children’s Hospital and Clark County School District Police, who hosted the event. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was formed to give back in the neighborhood’s where our clients live. It is even more special to be able to bring smiles to over a thousand children’s faces.”

–Glen Lerner

Cars Full of Costumed Kids

Over 400 cars filled with costumed children, parents, and some dogs, drove past tables and pop ups that were decorated and filled with costumed volunteers. There was a steady stream of cars for well over four hours.

During the event children received free goodie bags with treats, pedestrian safety gear, and valuable safety information.

Tournament Supporter of 3rd Annual Swing for the Kids Charity

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson’s Associate Board hosted its 3rd Annual Swing for the Kids Charity event on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Topgolf. Our team was once again a proud supporter of this annual charitable event that supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson efforts to ensure the Clubs can provide its families with prepackaged Thanksgiving dinners.

For more information or questions about the 3rd Annual Swing for the Kids Charity, please contact Yvonne Pysher with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson by email at ypysher@bgctucson.org or by calling 520-271-3023. 

Photos from 2020 Tucson Swing for the Kids “Day of Play”:

Paul’s “Virtual” Car Wash to Benefit BBBSAZ

For the sixth year in a row, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team participated in Paul’s Car Wash to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ). 

And even though this year’s fundraiser is virtual, our team members still participated by washing our work vehicles at a Super Star Car Wash in Phoenix.

Kevin Rowe also virtually presented a $10,000 check that was later given to CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Horton. 

How to Participate:

Here’s how you can join us in giving back and helping raise funds for BBBSAZ from October 19 – October 23, 2020:

  1. Ask for a Paul’s Wash at Super Star Car Wash’s 23 locations to get a $15 Paul’s Wash with 50% donated to BBBSAZ. 
  2. Text PCW20 to 26989 to donate from your mobile phone.
  3. Donate online.
  4. Challenge your friends and family to do the same.

Photos from the 2020 Paul’s Pay it Forward Car Wash:

Merrillville High School Boys’ Basketball Team Sponsors

Lerner and Rowe is proud to sponsor the Merrillville High School Boys’ Basketball team for a second season! Supporting these young men was a no-brainer. Not only are they great players on the court, but they can often be found serving their community.

This includes volunteering for some of Lerner and Rowe’s events, like our Backpack Giveaway and Turkey Giveaway. We’re looking forward to a great season and cannot wait to see the places these boys will go! Go Pirates!!

#LovePupDay Sponsors

LovePupDay Sponsors

#LovePupDay was a virtual adoption and animal appreciation event on Saturday, October 10 that was created to offset the cancellation of #LovePup Foundation’s annual Family Fests.

As our team is a strong supporter of the #LovePup Foundation, we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to once again show our support and sponsor the foundation’s activities as a $6,000 #LovePupDay Platinum Partnership sponsor in Phoenix and as a $3,000 #LovePup Day Title Partnership sponsor in Tucson.

Why #LovePupDay?

COVID-19 closures have had a monumental impact on in-person fundraising and adoption events. In previous years, #LovePup has hosted multiple events annually to help support homeless dog rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption efforts. That need did not end with the pandemic, and has in fact continued to grow.

In order to help deserving dogs find their forever home, #LovePup joined forces with iHeart Media, supported by community sponsors like Lerner and Rowe, to create a virtual Adoption Center.

The virtual Adoption Center launched on Monday, September 21 in Tucson, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, and Portland and linked back to multiple rescues and shelters showcasing adoptable dogs in each of these cities.

It is still not too late to join us in helping #LovePup and their efforts to help displaced and homeless dogs find shelter, rehabilitation, and love until they can be matched with a loving forever home. Donate today and help make a difference at beta.kindest.com/pg_Cil3SeCV7-love-pup-day

Night of Hope Gala Benefiting Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Night of Hope Gala benefiting Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated $3,000 towards the Night of Hope Gala benefiting Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Our team feels uplifted to know that our contribution will be used to provide Comfycozys for Chemo Care packs for 60 little warriors fighting childhood cancer. 

Comfycozys are an adaptive apparel line featuring zippers, buttons, snaps, pockets, and openings for nurses to more discreetly access a young cancer patient’s port while allowing the child to remain comfortably covered. 

Funds raised during their annual gala are the reason they are able to offer support and free services to the many families impacted by childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Please consider joining us at any level of support to help Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels continue providing comfort and dignity to young warriors and their families.  

How You Can Bring Comfort to a Young Cancer Patient

Just like many other 2020 events, Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels’ annual gala has had to adapt to many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, this year’s fundraising gala now provides a virtual component to help supporters remain socially distant, while still being involved. 

The limited in-person viewing seats are sold out, however, there are still a variety of ways you can help increase the reach and impact of the Night of Hope Gala to include: 

Live United: Valley Covid-19 Rebuilding and Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund

Lerner and Rowe partners with AltAz 93.3 in support of the Valley of the Sun United Way’s Valley COVID-19 Relief and Rebuilding Fund. 

Join us October 12 – 31 to help raise funds that will then be used to address hunger, homelessness, financial instability, and the educational and emerging needs of our Maricopa County neighbors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Log on to altaz933.com to find out how you can help. Every dollar donated will make a difference. We’ve even committed to matching donations up to $3,000 to increase the reach of assistance offered to those in need.  

Thank you in advance for your support, and for living united! 

Listen now to hear Kevin Rowe share more details about how your donation will positively impact the lives of our community neighbors:

$5,000 Sponsor for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s 2020 Halloween Activities

Phoenix Children’s Hospital reached out to us for assistance with offsetting new costs associated with Halloween costumes for 360 patients. And since we didn’t want the children to miss out on a fun activity to help brighten their stay at the hospital, our team ecstatically donated $5,000 towards the hospital’s Fall Fun costume fund. 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Halloween Fun Fall

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital was able to accept community donations of regularly used items such as socks and toiletry items. However, the hospital now must purchase items directly from warehouses to reduce the number of times the items are touched by others. 

These added expenses eat away at the emotional and social support programs Phoenix Children’s provides to patients while they heal.   

How You Can Help Brighten the Spirits of Hospitalized Children

Here are three ways that you can join us in showing these recovering children some love and support:  

  1. Discover the many ways to give directly to the hospital at PhoenixChildrensFoundation.org 
  2. Gift a donation in-store or online via Spirit Halloween stores 
  3. Send FREE Halloween greetings to patients 

Photos from the 2020 Halloween at Phoenix Children’s Hospital:

Sixth Annual MAM Golf Tournament Title Sponsor

6th Annual MAM Golf Tournament

It is our pleasure to be the title sponsor of the Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM) Sixth Annual Golf Tournament that supports members of the Arizona military and their families.

The tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9 on the Palm Course at the visually stunning McCormick Ranch Golf Club (7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258). A complimentary lunch follows.

Golfer packages and sponsorship opportunities are still available for a limited time. Participating golfers will also have the chance at scoring one of these prizes: 

  • Lowest team score
  • Longest drive
  • Closest to the pin
  • A hole-in-one

How to Help Arizona Military Service Members

Get involved and commit to helping make this day of charity a huge success by joining us and other businesses and individuals on the greens. Please contact Christina Wagner, MAM’s director of external operations, for more specific details about MAM’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament via email at christina@azmam.org, or by calling (602) 246-6429.