March 3, 2021
Marching into 2021

While COVID-19 impacts will be felt in many ways for the foreseeable future, we are proud of the support and assistance we have been able to offer to so many children, families and child care providers.  We are thankful to our community of supporters that have helped in so many ways. 
As our community begins to recover, I think many of us are starting to feel a sense of hope.  The vaccine is rolling out, a third vaccine has been approved, our numbers are falling and things are starting to open a bit more.  Today's morning news reminds us to remain vigilant with masks, hand washing and social distancing, especially as we approach Spring Break.   

Learn about our impact here: COVID-19 Impact Report
We also want to take this time to celebrate the women who have blazed a trail during Women's History Month, and March 8, which is International Women's Day. We recognize and are humbled by the sacrifices our mothers have made to help lead us here. Would you like to learn how you could celebrate the distinction? Visit this link for more information. 

With much to be thankful for and even more to think about, we wish you all a happy March.
Kim Young
Executive Director
Read Across America


Did you know yesterday was Read Across America Day? Do we have some great book options for you! We pulled this list from Mind in the Making, a research-based framework that shows the 7 Essential Life Skills your child needs so you can turn everyday moments into "Brain Building Moments" for your little one.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
  • On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather by Marilyn Singer and Frané Lessac
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

For more books from the Mind in the Making book list, visit the website here

Program Spotlight: Safe Place

We are happy to announce that later this month is Safe Place Week, March 21-27, the time for us to commemorate the large impact Safe Place has on the teens in our community. What is Safe Place? It is a resource for any young person who feels threatened at home, school, or their community. They can simply call 1-800-536-4588 or TEXT "SAFE" and their current location to 4HELP (44357) for assistance. There are also many walk-up locations throughout our community - you have probably noticed the signs! If you haven't yet, you will now!
We have a team who is always available to answer the call or text to assess the immediate situation for safety and if necessary, we can provide temporary shelter. From there, we have so many other services the youth, and the family can take part in like our free family counseling, access to our food pantry, or case management services.
Safe Place started in 2003 and the mission is to provide Washoe County children/youth with a safety net to deal with a dangerous or threatening situation they are not prepared to deal with on their own. To learn more, visit our website:

Estate Planning Series
Are you thinking of estate planning for you and your family but don't know where to start? 

There is a free 8-week series of workshops starting March 17 that offers planning guides, discusses probates and trusts, and so much more. Flyer is below, and if interested, call Community Foundation at 775-333-5499 to register. Once registered you will receive a Zoom link to the virtual planning series.
Ways to Give: In Honor/In Memory

You can donate in memory or in honor of a loved one. To do so, you can use our secure donation page and add in the notes who you would like to honor or call Kristin Loebbecke, Director of Development, to coordinate. Please let us know the address of the honoree or honoree's family, and we can send a special card notification.

Thank you, February Donors!
Andrew Blicharz
Children's Cabinet Stitchers
Club Cal Neva & Casinos Care
Sally de Lipkau
Michael & Tammy Dermody
Gisela duVigneau & 
     Incline Village Quilters
Katherine Garcia
Jeff Gesick
Shayla & Galen Gifford in honor 
     of Christopher Cunningham
Grand Sierra Resort & 
     Casinos Care
Kevin Grogan
Sally Hardwick
Shannon & Joe Keel
Kids In Need Foundation
Dixie D. May
Lydia & Matthew Meyer
Microsoft Matching Gifts 
NOW Health Group
Scheels Employees
Cindy Scott
Jennifer Smoter in recognition of         Holger Liepmann
Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting         Plant & Distribution Center
TJ Maxx Reno
Lorrel Toft
Truckee Meadows Community             College Dental Hygiene            
Truckee Meadows Water Authority       Employees
UPS Employees
Robert & Carissa Welch
Timothy Welch
Rachel Wiseman
Dan & Tracey Woods

Our Mission
Since 1985, The Children's Cabinet's mission has been to keep children safe and families together by providing services and resources that address unmet needs through a unique and effective cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada.

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