What Does Poker Gives Do?
Poker Gives raises funds for a variety of Vegas Connected’s service programs. From assistance to military families and homeless vets, to youth programs, homeless outreach and supporting our own Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
VEGAS CONNECTED INC PROGRAMS
Poker Gives – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc
Poker Gives came about when many generous poker players in Las Vegas wanted to “do good” in our community. And when we say generous, we mean it. Through poker events and private pledges Poker Gives has been able to help hundreds of military families and serve thousands in the homeless community with toiletries, water, clothing and other various survival supplies. Poker Gives is an official fundraising arm of all Vegas Connected Inc programs.
Las Vegas Streethearts – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc
All of our volunteers are “Streethearts”. Every Monday night, you can find our volunteer force, distributing clean clothing, towels, toiletries and water to area homeless. Feel free to be a Streetheart too and join us at 701 W Mc Williams Ave on the corner of Gst and W Mc Williams Ave at 6PM
While doing outreach in this population, we seek out homeless Veterans and do our best to get them reintroduced to assistance programs provided by the Veterans Administration and other veterans programs.
Vegas Youth Network – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc
VYN collaborates with area businesses, community and civic organizations to provide under served school age children with needed programs.
Back to School Fest is a VYN service which offers school supplies and support services such as eye exams, hair cuts, and other services needed to be best prepared for a successful school year.
Spirit of the Holidays Party is a VYN service which creates a holiday party for the families living in the Shade Tree shelter. Shade Trees offer shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and offers life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance. VYN supplies gifts for all residents – children and adults alike. Santa and his elves visit to partake of the festivities as well!
For the Boots – – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc
We assist military families and homeless vets with support services where there are none. In a perfect world, we take care of our troops, their families and those who served our country. At times, either through policy issues or lack of resources, their needs fall through the cracks.
Every base has a family support center. We support these centers through referral to provide individualized services.
Some services we provide:
- Payments for medical equipment not covered by insurance
- Hotel accommodations for out of town medical care
- In some cases, financial assistance for living expenses
- Referral services
- Helping Homeless Vets Stay Clean & Healthy
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it is estimated that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. In partnership with our Las Vegas Streethearts program, we attempt to identify homeless veterans and assist with reintegration into the VA system.
Women in Poker Hall of Fame – A DBA of Vegas Connected Inc
The Women in Poker Hall of Fame is designed to honor women in poker who have acquired prominence and have made contributions to the poker world. The Hall, with its charter induction in 2008, also recognizes other friends of Women in Poker Hall of Fame who have contributed significantly to women in poker.
Fund Raising for Poker Gives
The Hall induction ceremony and luncheon acts as a fund raiser for Poker Gives.