A week of shopping and dining will raise funds for local families

LAS VEGAS (April 21, 2014) – United Way of Southern Nevada is gearing up to launch its inaugural Pay It Forward campaign during the week of May 7 through May 14.

Pay It Forward gives the public an opportunity to shop and dine at their favorite restaurants and retailers, while raising money to help southern Nevada families. This year a total of 10 retailers and restaurants will Pay It Forward with United Way, by donating a portion of their proceeds back to the organization during this week.

“Many of us have paid it forward by buying someone’s coffee, groceries or gas,” said Cass Palmer, United Way of Southern Nevada’s President and CEO. “This opportunity engages all southern Nevadans in a collective effort to Pay it Forward to touch our entire community by providing education, financial and health care resources to families.”

Through Pay It Forward participants will contribute to a variety of programs designed to provide southern Nevadan families the resources needed to build a brighter future through the building blocks of a better life: education, financial stability, and health.

This year the list of retailers and restaurants includes:

Artifact @ Town Square
6587 Las Vegas Bvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Core Studios
6115 S. Fort Apache Rd, #104
Las Vegas, NV 89052

Gritz Café
1911 Stella Lake Street
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Michele C Quinn Fine Art, LLC
620 South 7th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear
@ Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Blvd, 1st floor
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Pizza Rock
201 N. Third Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Sambalatte @ Boca Park
750 S. Rampart Blvd, #9
Las Vegas, NV 89145

6555 S. Jones Blvd, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Stitched @ The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tasti D-lite @ Meadows Mall
4300 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Tasti D-lite @ Town Square
6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Tropical Smoothie
7580 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89123

For an updated list of participating vendors visit www.uwsn.org/payitforward

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

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