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December 8, 2022

Bill Hughes

The fruits of an urban gleaner’s charity | A couple’s lifetime of service means a brighter future for disadvantaged kids | A cookbook club’s recipe for resilience – zoom meetings and charitable meals | Getting fit while giving back | Building better neighborhoods, one good deed at a time

*Special Collection: Charity Best-of Roundup*

Editor's note: We're taking a break from new stories this week to offer a throwback collection showing Las Vegas' best side. If these tales of charitable heroism awaken your inner do-gooder, check out the holiday guide on our home page for a list of nonprofits that could use your help. - Heidi Kyser

Free our fruit
A local harvester’s free-falling bounty feeds hungry bodies and souls
By Heidi Kyser

The Real Deal
Wisecracking philanthropist Bob Ellis and wife Sandy open their hearts for Nevada’s underserved kids and schools
By John M. Glionna

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The Cookbook Club
How a social cooking club stuck together through the pandemic to feed hungry families
By Kim Foster

Building Muscle, Rebuilding Lives
A local CrossFit gym specializes in serving disabled veterans. But physical fitness is only part of the regimen
By Hayleigh Hayhurst

Good neighbor policy
These six neighborhoods couldn’t be more different, yet they do have one thing in common: a can-do desire to make life better on the block
By Heidi Kyser, Scott Dickensheets, PJ Perez, Matt Kelemen, Chantal Corcoran