Donate to RISE

Our Work

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) is a small 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Reno, Nevada. With our first project RISE and Dine, RISE has served home-cooked meals and distributed clothing to thousands of adults and children living in poverty throughout the year. By fostering a raw, participatory environment, RISE and Dine allows volunteers and donors to connect with people and families in need. Read our FAQ for more information.
 


 
 
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People Feeding People

RISE and Dine is coordinated by unpaid volunteer staff who work tirelessly to make home-cooked food for a community in need. Each week, food is cooked in a small home kitchen, transported in personal vehicles, and served to 200 homeless and low-income individuals in downtown Reno.

It is a labor of love, and altogether, volunteer staff spends $10,000 out-of-pocket annually to make the nights a little warmer for others.
 
 
 

Why Should I Donate?

Your donation is vital to our region and enriches the community in more ways than one. Here’s what you should know about donating to RISE:
 

  • A little goes a long way when you donate to RISE. Every $5.00 you give provides a hearty, nutritious meal to fifteen homeless locals in need. How? Because we shop smart, frugally, and resourcefully.
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  • graphic_donateshadow5Your money stays local. By cooking locally grown food, shopping at local businesses, and banking with a member-owned credit union, RISE and Dine is a true grassroots-giving project that supports Reno’s economy.
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  • 100% of your contribution supports the RISE and Dine project. What do we mean by that? Not a single cent goes towards anyone’s salary. RISE is run by volunteers. Your donation will contribute to food, cooking/serving supplies, and transportation expenses.

 


Thank You for Your Support!

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the State of Nevada. Your donation may be tax-deductible (pursuant NRS 598).
Click here to view our Public Disclosures
Federal Tax ID #: 45-5617917

 

 

Questions?

Contact us at info@renoinitiative.org or visit our contact page.