Nutrition Programs for Children through Three Square in Nevada

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Three Square
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Thomas Jurbala serves as director of senior housing for The Calida Group in Las Vegas. A civic-minded resident of Las Vegas, Thomas Jurbala enjoys supporting local organizations, including the Three Square food bank system.

Three Square, a member of Feeding America, is the food bank serving Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda, and Clark Counties in Nevada. Three Square works in cooperation with 1,300 local partners, allowing the organization to assist community members in three interrelated ways: 1) traditional food banking, 2) reclaiming surplus food through its food rescue program, and 3) providing ready-to-eat meals to people in need.

Three Square also maintains a focus on childhood hunger and nutrition in southern Nevada. More than 117,000 area children regularly experience hunger, which can cause them to struggle in school or face chronic health concerns that follow them into adulthood. To help, Three Square operates programs like BackPack for Kids and Kids Cafe.

BackPack for Kids provides area students with food for the weekend when they do not have access to school meals, and Kids Cafe serves children during the summer months. These programs ensure that local kids have access to food throughout the entire year.

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Casual for a Cause – the Alzheimer’s Association

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Casual for a Cause
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Director of senior housing Thomas Jurbala presides over The Calida Group’s high-end senior living communities in Las Vegas. Outside of his daily work in Las Vegas, Thomas Jurbala makes charitable giving a commitment and supports the Alzheimer’s Association.

The national leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association supports research, provides a wealth of services for patients, and promotes brain health to the public. The Alzheimer’s Association also helps members of the public take action and raise funds for research.

Popular Alzheimer’s Association campaigns include the Casual for a Cause program offered in workplaces around the country. Employers select a day or period of time for their Casual for a Cause event. Employees are then invited to make a small donation in exchange for casual attire privileges on that day. By skipping the suit and wearing jeans, entire workplaces can raise money while simultaneously generating awareness of Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides stickers, fliers, and other materials to help companies tell their clients and partners why they have gone casual. To learn more about Casual for a Cause or other simple fundraising opportunities, visit www.actionalz.org.