LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some non-profit organizations in Las Vegas say they need even more help this year due to generosity fatigue that’s been brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
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“I think we’re starting to feel that fatigue,” says Patricia Farley, Serving Our Kids Foundation.
The Serving Our Kids Foundation has been around for over a decade and they depend solely on good folks in Southern Nevada.
The foundation does fundraisers weekly to feed between 3,500 and 5,000 school students in Clark County.
“It’s been a long time that we’ve been asking people to reach deeper and deeper into their pockets,” says Farley. “I think people are very fearful about what’s coming next and I understand that.”
The American Cancer Society relies on in-person events to raise money, however, COVID-19 restrictions have brought some of those events to a halt.
“We’re looking at a 30-35% drop in donations overall,” says Josiah LaRow, American Cancer Society.
Opportunity Village, a non-profit organization that helps those with disabilities and their families in Southern Nevada, is also looking for help.
They need critical funds after not being able to host their magical forest for the first time in 30 years.