We're incredibly grateful to all of the supporters and donors to Legal Aid Center—even the smallest contributions can have enormous impacts on the community. We invite you to join the global #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, by donating funds, skills, or even just your voice to help us expand access to justice in Southern Nevada. Thank you to everyone who helps us make “justice for all” become a reality. Click here to learn more about our work.
"I thank God for this service that was made available to us. It was truly a blessing we surely appreciate! Thank you very, very much."
-Legal Aid Center Client
Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join us today by pledging your time, voice, or dollars to support righting wrongs and changing lives.
Donations can be made at www.lacsn.org/donate to go directly to Legal Aid Center. A statewide legal needs study found that for every $1 spent, there was a $7 return from legal aid organizations. The economic boost comes through cost savings for law enforcement, healthcare, and government, along with direct-dollar income that supports veterans, children, and people with disabilities. There's also increased revenue for businesses from the spending of those dollars by legal aid clients in the community. That revenue then supports 376 jobs for working Nevadans.
#GivingTuesday isn't just about giving monetary donations. Anyone can show their support just by amplifying our messages with a like or a share on social media! If you aren't already, please be sure to follow our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok. You can also follow the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center's accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Pro Bono Project
Volunteer Education Advocate Program
For those with little to no legal experience, our Volunteer Education Advocate Program recruits, trains, and provides support for volunteers 18 and older. Volunteers advocate for foster children with disabilities, ensuring that their schools are meeting their needs. To learn more, please visit www.lacsn.org/edadvocate.
Foster Youth Phone Donations
Many teens in Clark County's foster care system lack a phone that they could use to find a job, stay in contact with their siblings, or access essential resources when in a crisis. Legal Aid Center collects old phones and phone accessories to distribute to teens in foster care. This matters so much to them even if they can only use the phone when they have access to free Wi-Fi. Visit www.lacsn.org/phonedonation for details.
Volunteer Interpreter Program
Our Volunteer Interpreter Program pairs pro bono attorneys with volunteer interpreters in order to help provide legal services for low-income individuals and families who face critical legal problems that affect their basic needs. If you're interested in helping, please visit www.lacsn.org/interpret to learn more or sign up.
Sunny Day Fund
Legal Aid Center established this fund to cover expenses for everyday activities and supplies so that a child in foster care can have a semblance of normalcy and stability in their life. The fund pays for small but critical requests that are not paid for by the foster family or foster care system. HELP of Southern Nevada is the administrator of the funds, which means the funds are sent to HELP and not to Legal Aid Center. Since the fund was established in 2008, Legal Aid Center has gifted happiness and smiles to over 548 youth in foster care thanks to donations to this program. Visit www.lacsn.org/sunnydayfund for more information.
Vegas Strong License Plates
Nevada drivers can support the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, which Legal Aid Center manages, by purchasing Forever Strong license plates from the Nevada DMV. Proceeds go to the Resiliency Center’s emergency financial assistance program that provides help to survivors of the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas. Click here to apply for a plate or donate directly to the Resiliency Center by selecting the “Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Victims Assistance Fund” or “Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Operations” from the dropdown menu at www.lacsn.org/donate.
You can support Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada when you shop online with AmazonSmile. Simply choose Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada as your charity of your choice and AmazonSmile will donate .5% on all eligible purchases. To set Legal Aid Center as your charity of choice, click here.
We're participating in the Target Circle program through December 31, 2022. Each time you shop at Target, you can earn votes that you can apply to Legal Aid Center to direct Target’s giving to benefit vulnerable individuals throughout Southern Nevada who don't have access to essential legal services. For full program details, visit www.target.com/circle.