Phoenix Backpack Giveaway

We had an amazing turnout for our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway! Thank you Kuban Elementary School for opening your doors to hosting the location, and to all of our team members and event volunteers who helped make the day possible.

It was a pleasure to meet each of the students and their family members who attended the event. Our team is beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to give away 1,500 backpacks to assist local students prepare for the school year!!


Take a look at a few moments captured at our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway:

Notes of Gratitude – 2019 Tucson Backpack Giveaway

Our team held the first of nine backpack giveaways this past Tuesday night at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson’s Roy Drachman Clubhouse. Thanks to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, our team members who volunteered their time, and the vendors who provided food and fun, we not only gave away 1,500 backpacks and school supplies in just three hours,  all who attended had fun too!

We love partnering with other community organizations to help alleviate some of the obstacles youth face, and making a huge difference in the lives of students in need.


Watch the live video taken during the 2019 Tucson Backpack Giveaway:

Posted by Lerner and Rowe on Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Enjoy a few photos that capture the excitement of the 2019 Tucson Backpack Giveaway:

 

Back to School – Backpack Giveaway 2019

For the third year in a row, our outreach team will host Back to School Backpack Giveaways to give disadvantaged, school-aged youth the basic tools they need to succeed. This year the giveaways will take place in Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; North Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Nashville, TN; Merrillville, IN; Joliet, IL; Elgin, IL; and, Waukegan, IL. 

At each of the indoor Back to School events, students will receive a backpack to fill with all of these school supplies:*

Backpack Giveaway for New School Year

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil pouches, and more!

There will also be snacks to munch on and a radio remote to increase the energy of those in attendance!

Locations & Dates for 2019 Back to School Giveaways

 

We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following FREE Back to School Backpack Giveaway events in Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana!

July 9, 2019 — Tucson, AZ from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson — Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 South Santa Clara Ave., 85706)

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July 13, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) | Kuban Elementary School (3201 West Sherman St., 85009)

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July 27, 2019 — Nashville, TN from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | LEAD Southeast (531 Metroplex Dr., 37211)

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July 28, 2019Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  | Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico — Seligram Branch (3333 Truman St. NE, 87110)

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August 3, 2019 — North Las Vegas, NV from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Cheyenne Sports Complex (3500 E Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas,  89030)

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August 10, 2019 — Merrillville, IN from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) |Hidden Lake Park, Shelter #4 (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)

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August 10, 2019 — Joliet, IL from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Spanish Community Center -A United Way Agency- (309 N. Eastern Ave., Joliet, IL 60432 *Main entrance is located off Franklin St.)

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August 11, 2019 — Elgin, IL from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (noon) | The Centre of Elgin (100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120)

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August 11, 2019 — Waukegan, IL from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Carman-Buckner Elementary School (520 Helmholz Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085)

*Backpacks, school supplies, and food items will be handed out while supplies last. Children must be present for parents to collect a backpack.

$8,000 Donation to Benefit 4 Pets for Vets

UPDATE:

Kevin Rowe upped the ante by agreeing to give Soldier’s Best Friends a total of $8,000 to help bump the total funds raised for Veterans to just over $60k! 

The original amount Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated was $4,000.

However, Kevin Rowe decided to call the station on Friday, June 20th to increase the total donation amount to $8,000!

This additional donation helped bump the final tally for the 4 Pets for Vets fundraiser to just over $60,000. Which means that 13 Veteran’s will be paired with a service companion!!! On average Soldier’s Best Friend pairs an approximately 60 soldiers and dog a year.

Listen now as Kevin tells Mark and NeanderPaul that he wants to donate more to take them over $60,000!:

 

 
(Original post from June 14, 2019 follows. )


Partnering Up to Aid Soldier’s Best Friends

4 Pets for Vets Donor SponsorsMark and Neanderpaul of KSLX team up with Soldier’s Best Friend to help raise funds to cover the costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs with four Vets with disabilities. This is the second year Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has supported the 4 Pets for Vets fundraiser. We just love how much these radio hosts have stepped up and taken action to help make a difference in the lives of local combat Veterans.

To help the station reach their goal of pairing four pets with local Vets, we’ve agreed to pitch in and match up to $4,000 in donations.

Once a Veteran and dog are paired, they will train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

Listen now to hear Kevin’s station with Mark and NeanderPaul at KSLX:

 

 

How Soldier’s Best Friend Makes a Difference

Soldier’s Best Friend is a 501-c3 non-profit organization. The organization is dedicated to pairing and training service or therapeutic companion dogs with U.S. military veterans who live with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TCI) at no cost to the veteran.

The extra special twist to these pairings is that in most instances the dogs chosen for training were rescued from local animal shelters. Meaning that two lives are touched for the good when a companion dog is chosen to help a veteran.

So donations not only help improve the life of a vet living with a disability, but they also help a homeless dog be placed into a forever home!

Join us is giving back and supporting this positive life-changing cause! Make a donation now at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Sports Pre-Screening Event for Las Vegas Student-Athletes

Title Sponsor of LV Sportz FoundationGiving Back to Protect Young Athletes in Las Vegas

We are pleased to once again sponsor one of Las Vegas Sportz Foundation’s Game Saver Programs. This summer program provides local student-athletes ages 10 to 18 with the opportunity to get a FREE pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening for upcoming school sports activities.

July Game Saver Program details:

DATE: Saturday, July 27, 2019
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Space (3460 Cavaretta Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89103), located off Polaris Ave., just North of Harmon Ave.

Please note that parents are required to schedule an appointment  in advance, as well as ensure their child brings an athletic packet from their school to the appointment. To learn more about this free pre-participation physical evaluation and heart screening event, visit lvsportz.com/screening or contact Brian Bartolome, LV Sportz Foundation (702-561-1267 or [email protected]). 

 

Hope for the Homeless Event – East Las Vegas

East Las Vegas Homelessness OutreachOur Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team partnered today with the New Journey Church by providing food and bottled water for the visitors to the Hope for the Homeless event on the east side of Las Vegas.

The majority of the visitors were homeless people who live nearby. In addition to food, all visitors were provided free haircuts, showers, clothing, and personal hygiene kits. Our team enjoyed caring for our neighbors in need and were able to transport a few of them to local shelters.

water, food, socks, and showers. It was a privilege to work side by side with our community partners to make a difference for our poorest of neighbors,” stated Glen Lerner.


Photos from Hope for the Homeless event in east Las Vegas:

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Christmas in July 2019

Christmas in July 2019 Our team looks for multiple ways throughout the year to assist those in need and spread cheer. The Christmas in July Giveaway meets both those goals!

Here’s how it works: one winner a day will be announced from July 1 – July 31, 2019. Except that on Two for Tuesdays, entrants can tag a friend for a chance that both may win their wish! Prizes equal up to $500 in value. 

Past winners have received small electronics, gift cards, bunk beds, small appliances, and a variety of other valued items!

Christmas in July Details

Now that you know the basics about the event, here are the more official details to note.

WHAT:    Christmas in July Giveaway
WHERE:  Online @ facebook.com/LernerAndRowe
WHEN:     July 1 – July 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to win, you must:

  1. Must be 18 years old to enter OR have a parent or guardian’s permission.
  2. Be a legal resident of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Indiana, or Illinois.
  3. Like us on Facebook. (Skip this step if you already like our page.)
  4. Comment what you want for a gift on the daily Christmas in July post.
  5. Share the post with your friends and family!
  6. Agree to the terms of the official rules.

Find out more details about our the Christmas in July giveaway by contacting Cindy Ernst at (602) 977-1900. Or, you can visit the official contest page.

Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side

Over the weekend, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team proudly sponsored an Appreciation Event that was put on by our community partner, The Chicago Police Department and from Chicago’s Community Area Policing.

Fathers and father figures were honored at the event where Officer Sabrina Oliphant-King of Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office, and Love Teaching Youth ministries, created a festive environment that included great food, entertainment, clothing giveaway, haircuts, massages and much more.

The “Father’s Appreciation Event,” honored the father’s and father figures raising children in the 9th Police District on Chicago’s South Side. The event provided young men and boys who were ex-offenders, ex-gang members, and, or homeless men who were given a second chance at life. The various community partners provided various services to those in attendance, including role modeling, dress for success, and lots of encouragement from community leaders.

“We have been a longtime supporter and sponsor of The Chicago Police Department and their Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office program, as they focus on rebuilding public trust, reducing crime, and restoring neighborhoods where many of our clients and employees live.” Glen Lerner, ESQ.


Photos from the Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side:

 

FREE Pan Dragger Father’s Day Car Show with Veterans

Pan Dragger Event GraphicGlen Lerner is providing free doughnuts, coffee, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks for the 10th Annual Pan Dragger Father’s Day Cruise-In with Our Veterans car show. This unique event gives residents at the Nevada State Veterans Home a chance to get outside and take a trip down memory lane.  

Pan Dragger Car Show Details

Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Nevada State Veterans Home (100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005)

No registration is required to enter vehicle for the show. However, those who wish to park their vintage vehicle for the viewing pleasure of the veterans are asked to arrive between 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to line-up and park.  Volunteers will begin rolling veterans out in their wheelchairs to view the cars on display at 8:00 a.m.  

The Giving Project – Homeless Outreach

This past weekend our team participated in The Giving Project, a monthly initiative that assists the homeless in Las Vegas, Nevada. This month’s event was held indoors at the Salvation Army campus to provide a comfortable, climate-controlled environment for those seeking assistance.

“We are honored to participate with other community-minded organizations in The Giving Project. This event represents the heart of our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation — joining resources with others to ‘give back’ to those in need,” shared Glen Lerner.

Food, Fellowship, and Supportive Services

Each person who attended the event was offered the following services at no charge:

  • hot food
  • snacks
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • socks
  • toiletries
  • bus passes
  • fur baby food and items
  • assessments for housing
  • assistance with medical
  • assistance with filling out applications for state assistance or Veterans benefits
  • counseling
  • rehab
  • and, a lot more.

Photos from The Giving Project June event: