The Reno Rodeo Foundation has helped me immensely throughout my undergraduate career through their generous scholarship. It is difficult to describe how much gratitude I have for this organization and their generosity, as I have been a recipient all four years of college. Being a scholarship recipient has allowed me to complete a dual major in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Nevada-Reno without worrying about finances. Coming from a ranching family, my family's income is unpredictable year to year and we have experienced things like drought and drops in cattle prices that have impacted my family's ability to pay for college. The support I have received from the Reno Rodeo Foundation helped me stay motivated and on track. The scholarship has allowed me to complete my undergraduate education and help me pursue my dreams of working in the biological/biomedical sciences and I couldn't have done it without the help of the Reno Rodeo Foundation!
The Reno Rodeo Foundation has helped me so much in achieving my dreams at the University of Nevada, Reno. I recently just finished my first year of college and I couldn't have done it without their help. Not only did the scholarship help me with finances, but it also gave me the motivation to keep my grades up and help the community just as they had helped me. All I can say is that I will be forever grateful for this foundation for believing in me.
I am in my first year of undergrad at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am majoring in veterinary science with a minor in mathematics and possibly biology and chemistry. I am working very hard to get into the University of California, Davis veterinary school where I hope to become a veterinary neurosurgeon and further the understanding of cattle, livestock, and pets. I have many years of expensive schooling and the Reno Rodeo scholarship is helping me tremendously with the expenses of this goal. With my heavy course load and my research work, working a lot is not possible to help me pay for schooling. It is scholarships like this one that makes my goal financially achievable, I have to pay for college on my own and I would not be able to do that without the Reno Rodeo scholarship. This is the second year I have received a scholarship from Reno Rodeo and I cannot express how much they have helped me with the finances of schooling. They are absolutely amazing! Thank you Reno Rodeo!
I have been blessed by the Reno Rodeo Foundation for consecutive three years continuing my education at the University of Nevada-Reno! This non-profit organization has, without a doubt, relieved the strenuous financial burden that comes with being in college. I come from a single mother who works two jobs trying to put my sister and I through school and I can confidently say that without the Reno Rodeo Foundation, I would certainly not be here today.
I was invited to attend the annual luncheon last year where scholarship recipients were acknowledged and boy was I amazed! I've never felt more welcome and the sponsors were super kind and friendly. Clara and the entire RRF Team have been so helpful throughout the whole process and I thank them immensely!
The scholarship I received from the Reno Rodeo Foundation was extremely helpful for my journey to earn my Master of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. I'm very grateful for the Foundation's commitment to supporting students in the Truckee Meadows. With this financial assistance, I was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA without having to stress about how I would pay for school. I will be forever grateful and the Reno Rodeo Foundation will always hold a special place in my heart.
Having been the Reno Rodeo Foundation scholarship recipient, I enabled myself to explore new horizons. I want to share and discuss the unique position I experienced. Not many people are aware that my mother lives off of Social Security due to her chronic illness. When I was a child, I had no motivation, because I thought Post-Secondary education was not accessible to me. This in turn caused my grades to deteriorate, because I had no drive or vision for success in my future. My mental health had a parallelistic relationship with my grades. I felt like I was in a never ending cycle of failure.
My family was living on a disability income, which was not quite sufficient to support a growing family. It is my goal in life to become financially stable enough to serve my family and other low-income communities. With this, I focused on my education in the pursuit of happiness. College and my education is incredibly important to me because it is the penultimate to live a financially stable life. College is all about my choices that my mother did not have due to predestined circumstances.
Due to my mother's disease, I have always been interested in the field of medicine. I have always been allured to human anatomy and physiology because it is a mysterious process that elicits life and function. The fact of a person being conscious and present by the interaction of cells is astonishing. The silver lining to my mother's horrendous disease turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it ignited my dedication for science.
With big aspirations of going into the medical field, it seemed unrealistic because I am a first-generation student going into a brave new world. I focused on my studies in high school and valued every second of my time to participate in a plethora of activities, by utilizing my time, I was able to accomplish many achievements. That being said, I was able to become a Reno Rodeo Scholarship recipient.
This scholarship allowed me to break mental barriers in which my past has created. I am now a Biology Major at the University of Nevada Reno. This scholarship has allowed me to get the full college experience because I had the luxury to live on campus. Being able to live on campus has made campus resources easily accessible. In this context, I was able to strive in my studies at UNR. WIth this scholarship, I did not have to work as much so I spent more time in my studies. I was able to get an immaculate internship through the ASUN organization on campus. I was a programming intern throughout the year, which allowed me to attain life-long friends, memories, and it allowed me to network within the Reno community. This scholarship is a gift that I could not thank the opportunity enough for.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation has not only helped pay for my tuition but as helped boost my confidence! Without the Reno Rodeo Scholarship, I would not be able to attend the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue what can help inspire others, just like they do.
The Reno Rodeo's commitment to serving the community is greatly apparent in their scholarship awards given to Nevada college students. I am very grateful to have received the Reno Rodeo Scholarship for two consecutive years as I complete my bachelors in nursing at UNR. Their generosity has offset the different nursing fees (clinical supplies, books, uniforms, and portions of tuition) which has given me more time to focus on studying our material. I will be graduating with my BSN in December 2020 and intend to practice in the Northern Nevada community. The Reno Rodeo supports Nevada students which directly supports the development of Nevada's workforce.
I cannot Thank the Reno Rodeo Association enough for all they have done to help the foster children in our communities year after year. They have generously provided my 4 foster grandchildren clothes through the Denim clothing Drive for 2 years now and when you have 4 kiddos to clothe it's a huge help! My kiddos have so much fun going to pick out clothes and the volunteer staff from the Reno Rodeo Association are wonderful! I grew up going to the Rodeo every year since I can remember and now to give these kids the same experience is wonderful.
We are adopting all 4 of these awesome kids and we will continue the tradition of enjoying the Reno rodeo every year.
Thank you everyone who makes all these donations and programs available to so many wonderful Foster children out here in the communities. Your dedication and hard work year after year is appreciated from the bottom of my hearts.
THANK YOU ALL!!!
We’ve been foster parents now for almost three years, I didn’t know the impact that the Reno Rodeo Foundation had on this community and the surrounding areas. We’ve been big fans of the Reno Rodeo for a long time, are first date was to the Reno Rodeo, and it must have been real good, she said yes, thank you Reno Rodeo Foundation for all of your support to the community and to us personally.
We’ve recently adopted our grandson, and he’s received many gifts of kindness from the Reno Rodeo Foundation, including clothing and toys and shoes and socks, and also have the other children that we have fostered, and I know many other people in and out of the foster community who hav been helped in many ways by the Reno Rodeo Foundation, so me an my house thank you, and embrace you with both hugs and kisses in giving thanks for your help.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation is such an extraordinary asset to our community ! I’ve been a foster and adoptive parent for almost 17 years and Reno Rodeo Foundation has put countless smiles on my kids’ faces over the years with toys for Christmas as well as helped clothe them! My autistic 12 yr old lives for the special kids rodeo and we love getting the tickets for our family for the rodeo from the Foundation. Having a family of 14, I can’t tell you how valuable Reno Rodeo Foundation has been to our family over the years! What an incredible team of volunteers they have ! They really love our kids and it shows! Thank you Clara and the whole RRF team!
My husband and I have been fostering for over 15 years . During this time the one constant that has supported families the greatest has been Reno Rodeo Foundation! My kids have been so blessed over the years with new clothes and toys and the Special Kids Rodeo as well as attending the regular rodeo as a family! We have adopted 9 kids and I guarantee that the Denim Distribution and the Rodeo have been huge highlights for them! Clara and all of the fabulous volunteers do their job tirelessly year after year and always with a smile on their face and love in their hearts . We can’t thank you enough ! The Fredeens
I am a foster/adoptive parent and can't thank the Reno Rodeo Foundation enough for all they do for the kids... our 2 special needs boys felt like Prince's at the 'special kids rodeo' , they were given gifts that they still cherish, wearing their cowboy hats, and have many memories of that day. Their smiles were priceless.
It makes me happy to see all they do for the kids most people have forgotten about.
I think our little guy had a crush on the Rodeo Queen :)
THANK YOU RENO RODEO, YOU ARE APPRECIATED
This foundation is true to their mission. I'm a foster parent and the things they do for foster children are unmatched in our community.
The Reno Rodeo has such wonderful people there to help at all events! I’m a Fostermom and they have provided clothes, toys and tickets for the children. Some of the children have never worn clothes that are their size, much less actually received a gift just for them. The excitement on the children’s faces is one of amazement!
This is a wonderful program!!!
I work for the Division of Child and Family Services in foster care licensing and I want to say THANK YOU to the Reno Rodeo Foundation. The RRF has been a wonderful community partner and they have done so much for our foster families and children. Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, they STILL worked tirelessly and delivered much needed clothing to our foster children. We cannot thank them enough for their hard work and generosity!
I've been blessed to work with children in foster care for the last 14 years. During those 14 years the Reno Rodeo Foundation has been nothing short of miraculous in their support of children in our community! Whether it be the continuous clothing donations that provide clothing for children in foster care, hosting children for the special children's rodeo, welcoming groups to the rodeo in June, and so much more, they continue to work their magic! This organization is full of heart and spreads love within our vulnerable youth in care. Thank you Reno Rodeo Foundation for everything you do in our community!
I can't say thank you enough for everything the Reno Rodeo Foundation does to serve our foster families. The Reno Rodeo Foundation with their team of volunteers supports our foster children all year long from clothing, to Rodeo tickets, to toys during the holidays. It really does take a village to raise a child and we are lucky to have the Reno Rodeo Foundation in our village! We are so grateful to have the continued support of such a generous organization.
They are the BEST when it comes to helping the children of our area. They help our children all year long - not just during the Rodeo!
I have worked with the Reno Rodeo Foundation for what feels like a lifetime in supporting foster youth with clothing, suitcases, school supplies, basic hygiene supplies, Christmas presents, and thousands of smiles and hugs that their volunteers always have for the children!!!
The joy they have brought to children/families in inviting them to the Reno Rodeo events every year is immeasurable.
I personally say thanks for what they have meant and currently mean to this community. They never stop and are always trying to find other ways to support foster children and the foster parents who have opened their homes!
Human Services Agency
I have worked with the County now for over twenty years. One of the most enjoyable and memorable aspects of my career will always be the foster family outreach and support we have been able to provide solely because of our partnership with the Reno Rodeo Foundation. I am guessing that we are quickly approaching the millions mark in terms of the number of children they have outfitted over the years. They never stop asking, "How can we do more to serve, what is needed most, how about we add (x) so that families and children will be more supported?"
Through the dedication and heart and soul of the non-profit, Executive Director Clara Andriola, foster families are provided clothing, Christmas presents, shoes, rolling back packs, and even events during the annual Reno Rodeo.
Their volunteer base is like nothing I have ever encountered! They are dedicated, hard-working, and most importantly the same people year after year i.e. they LOVE being part of this organization and it is shows as if being part of a family.
I thank all of them for their work in supporting our organization and words can't express what it has meant over the years in serving our families and most importantly our kids.
Coming from a poorer family my only option to go to school was to take out large amounts of loans. Without the help from the Reno Rodeo Foundation I would not be able to finish my degree because of my financial status. Thankfully with their help I be one step closer to obtaining my dream.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation (RRF) is a tremendous asset to our community. They provide clothing, backpacks, toys, hygiene items, and books to children in need. The Second Judicial District Court, Reno, began a Reading Room project to provide a book to children who come to court. The Reading Room project is successful because of RRF. Through their hard work fundraising, the Court is able to give a book to every child who comes to court. Children look forward to picking out a book and they are delighted to leave with their own new book. In an otherwise stressful situation of coming to court, the books have also provided opportunities to open conversation between a child and the Court. During the last holiday season, RRF donated toys for children who came to court. The toys spread joy to all the kids and families, as well as to a lot of court staff!, throughout the entire holiday season. In the last few months, RRF started donating teddy bears to give to children who come to court. This is a wonderful gift and children love the teddy bears!
We are so fortunate to have such an incredible partnership with Reno Rodeo Foundation. Their dedication to helping children is amazing!
Greetings, I am writing in support of the tremendous benefits provided by the Reno Rodeo Foundation to families and children, in the Reno community. Frankly, I discovered them almost by accident. I work with an organization that wanted to make a donation in honor of my deceased wife. They asked me to find an Community Foundation that would address her passion to help children dealing with challenging health or family circumstances, so that they could experience Greater Joy and Happiness, Laughter and Love in their lives and for their families.
My wife rode in the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive for nearly a decade and I remember her telling me a portion of the fees she paid, benefitted local children. After doing my due diligence and speaking with Clara Andriola, I soon realized the tremendous benefits and programs supported by the Reno Rodeo Foundation. I called my client to inform them and we agreed that there was no better way to honor Annie, and support families and children in need than by donating to the Reno Rodeo Foundation. I am so impressed by the work Clara and her team do in Reno. This is EXACTLY where my wife, Annie Welch would want her Memorial Donation to be invested and utilized. Ride on Clara and keep up your good works.
The Rodeo Foundation runs the Denim Drive which provides money to purchase clothes and receive contributions of clothes for kids who are separated from their parents and placed in foster homes and kids for whom no homes can be found and are placed in the "Kids Kottage". This is an amazing effort. I am one of the volunteers who purchases clothes for these special kids. We are able to fill bags with pajamas, jeans, shirts, socks and underwear for each child. A teddy bear and handmade blanket are usually included. 100% of the denim drive money is used for this purpose. Not many organizations can say that.
Clara and the team at the Reno Rodeo Foundation are exceptional! Thanks to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for always reaching out to support the patients at Renown Children's Hospital. The Reno Rodeo Foundation provides significant support to families in need of financial assistance during their most difficult times. Thank you, Reno Rodeo Foundation!
For several years I have worked with the Foundation. Under Clara's tutelage this organization has grown and steadfastly supported the Reno Rodeo , it's members and it's beneficiaries. Currently , they offer a number of scholarships . Our foundation had the pleasure of sponsoring the Al Evans Silver Spur scholarship. It was Al's true pleasure to also work with this most worthy organization.
I have been evolved with the RR Foundation for 25 years... it is by far the best charitable foundation. They are always looking for ways to give and ways to improve the community for our youth. Reaching out to a lot of Counties to help them as well in Northern Nevada. Helping the less privileged children and students with donations, food, cloths, even scholarships for students to improve their lives. I have helped them with events to make our Community aware of the needs of our children. Denim drive... is prime example of a very successful event... giving everything back to the Community it was donated in.
With Sincerity, Debbie Sprague
Working with Reno Rodeo Foundation has been rewarding to Elko County Family and Juvenile Court. Reno Rodeo Foundation has been extremely generous in sharing the love of reading to youth and their families in Elko County. They provided funding for our Reading Room which allows children to take a book and a stuffed animal home with them when their families appear in court. This makes the courtroom less traumatic for children and spreads the love of reading. The children are entertained during court procedures, allowing the parents and families to focus on issues at hand rather than calming an upset child. We love to see their excited faces as they see our Reading Room created with them in mind. The children love to browse and choose their own books, and they feel special when they get to take the book home. The generosity that Reno Rodeo Foundation has shown to the Elko County Family and Juvenile Court is immeasurable. Clara Andriola and her staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that the children who come to our courtroom leave with a smile, and for that we are grateful. Thank you for allowing us to share the love of reading with our local families. The smiles on their faces are eternally rewarding as there is true magic in the smile of a child.
I nominated little girl diagnosed with leukemia . She spent 3 years battling the disease undergoing chemotherapy and many hospitalizations. She was always sweet, brave and stoic. Many times she had to travel to Oakland Children's Hospital to receive her treatments since the services she required were not available to her in Reno. Her loving family consisted of her mother, 4 siblings and grandmother. She and all her siblings had been foster children and then adopted by their foster mother. Even after missing over a 1.5 years of school she returned and made straight A's!
The Reno Rodeo Foundation awarded her and her family a check to take a well deserved fun vacation this past summer after her treatments were all complete. I was so amazed at the Reno Rodeo Foundation and their kindness, organization, caring and generosity.
Clare Andriola was so wonderful! She shows so much passion for her job. She quickly rearranged the presentation since the child was in the hospital at the time and made it all work out well.
Thank you Reno Rodeo Foundation!
This nonprofit is such a feel-good entity for our town, as well as outlying areas. Kids are blessed in receiving grants/scholarships to aid in upper levels of education. We have an amazingly beautiful TIER ONE college, UNR, and it’s so nice to be able to keep local talent local w the aid of this foundations scholarships.
Some not on the college path (yet) are aided w clothing, toys, and necessities for living. Some of These kids have had to deal w abuse, neglect, abandonment, you name it. And to see them light up when they get to choose clean, new items at the denim drive, is really something.
The projects of the foundation trickle into all parts of our community. It really is hard to find someone who hasn’t helped or been helped w their projects.
This nonprofit organization has emotionally and financially supported me through my college endeavors and I could never thank them enough for that. It's full of caring people who yearn to see students succeed.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation works tirelessly to constantly help give back to our community. They have a denim drive that gives directly to 14 counties in Nevada and helps cloth kids in need. These kids are usually in situations they don’t understand and the Reno Rodeo Foundation gives them a sense of self by giving them their own suitcase and items. Clara Andriola is such an inspiration to our community! Thank you for all you do!
Reno Rodeo Foundation has been so generous to me. They have given me a scholarship to help me be able to afford college. Without them college would be so much more stressful and I am so lucky to have received a scholarship from them. They are kind and helpful and really want us to succeed. I couldn’t do it without them.
Hello! My names Faria Teyana and Reno Rodeo scholarship awarded me not only helped me with college tuition but they made me feel welcome at the Reno Rodeo Luncheon. They had good food and amazing sponsors who were very friendly. The scholarship was automatically added to my tuition and I didn’t have to do a single thing.
We love the Reno Rodeo Foundation! It is truly amazing to see how they help our community members and families! ❤️
I have been a foster parent for many years in our community and want to give the most heartfelt thank you to Reno Rodeo Foundation and a special thanks to the Executive Director Clara Andriola. Their tireless efforts throughout our community are first class. The countless amount of hours and dollars given by the Reno Rodeo Foundation to our community is immeasurable. I am so grateful for all this organization has done and continues to do with the foster children within our community from clothing to gifts along with the Reading Roundup program as the members travel to the elementary schools to make an impact on the importance of reading to their partnering with Artown and the local non-profit junior rodoeo organization to help promote awareness in the next generation of rodeo. The foundation provides grants and scholarships for further education and also promotes breast cancer awareness at local hospitals. All of the members are a driving force within the community assisting with so many programs and organizations to reach out and make things happen! Thank you Clara Andriola and the Reno Rodeo Foundation for all you have done and continue to do within our community. I am truly honored and humbled to be a very small part in all your amazing efforts.
We feel incredibly thankful and blessed to have received the support and help of the Reno Rodeo Foundation this year (2018). They are truly an amazing organization that goes out of their way to help kids and families in their community. They are positive, kind, generous, and caring. I know of no other community organization that we have had experience with that shows such a outpouring of love to so many. Our son has been fighting long term health issues related to a rare form of a rare disease called Autoimmune Encephalitis with a resulting Autoimmune Epilepsy. He has many doctors visits, immunotherapy infusion treatments, and we travel 8 hours to get the specialized health care that he needs. The Reno Rodeo Foundation helped lift the spirits of our son and gave us an overwhelming feeling of support as we continue on this hard journey. Words cannot truly express how much their actions make a difference in the lives of others.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation is AMAZING. They have helped build a gymnasium with a computer lab and classroom on the Kids Kampus. They hold clothing drives throughout the year that help clothe kids who are placed into foster care throughout the community. These kids come in with only the clothing on their back and leave with a bag full of new clothes that help them restart their life -from having nothing to having something nice. Additionally, they treat kids to rodeo events every year and have nominated several kids with special needs to be a part of the special kids rodeo- which is an AMAZING experience for them. I can't say enough about the good things that the Reno Rodeo does for kids in our community!
We are so thankful for having such a great organization in our community. My family received $10,000 from the Reno Rodeo Foundation this year and their help has greatly improved our ability to cover travel expenses and to safely transport our girls to see their healthcare specialists in California. Not only did the foundation staff help us with travel expenses, they also brought us along to participate during the Reno Rodeo parade and throughout the Rodeo events. Thanks so much for being awesome and we look forward to seeing you at the Rodeo next year to say hi.
From Carson Tahoe Cancer Center-The Reno Rodeo Foundation is an amazing nonprofit in our community! Clara Andriola and Bill Summy as well as the entire Rodeo Foundation have impacted our community and patients in a major way. At this years event one of our younger patients, William, was the recipient of the Reno Rodeo Wish. William is a warm-hearted, caring, loving, funny and courageous boy that we are blessed to know. He has a dedicated, supportive and loving family that advocates for him daily. The Reno Rodeo Wish award allowed William and his family to spend quality time outside of the hospitals and not have to worry as much about the numerous concerns and obligation of treatments. This wish was the perfect example of giving back and advocating for a family who deserved the extra support. It proves that they are not fighting a battle alone and are supported by a larger community. It was an honor to work alongside the Reno Rodeo Foundation to surprise William and his family with such a wonderful gift. Clara and Bill took time out of their busy schedules to come and visit William while being treated in the Cancer Center. The amount of support that these two individuals displayed to William and his family is only a small amount of the time and dedication they provide to the community. The Carson Tahoe Cancer Center's Ambulatory Infusion Center and entire Carson Tahoe Health will forever be thankful to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for their generosity and commitment to our community.
Partnering and volunteering with the Reno Rodeo Foundation on some projects has been so rewarding, Seeing the miles on the kids faces are worth their weight in gold. The foundation brings so much to children in our community, from Art Town, to Denim drive, to supporting and providing grants to other non profit organizations and scholarships for those kids moving into college. You will always find the Reno Rodeo foundation in the forefront of promoting the sport of rodeo throughout our community and giving a hand up to rodeo kids and foster kids at every opportunity.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation is incredible. The services and outreach they provide helps so many of our youth in our area. From the denim drive to the storytelling in the park they go above and beyond to help as many children as possible. I really enjoyed watching the children enjoy their day in the park. I truly believe in this foundation and all do.
From Carson Tahoe Health - A special thank you to the Reno Rodeo Foundation as they presented a check for $6,500 to one of our AIC patients, 10-year old William Strange. William, who has gone through extensive treatment for last 2 years. He was nominated by Carson Tahoe nurse, Maria Sampang, and then chosen by the Reno Rodeo Foundation to receive the money. William’s mom, dad, and three brothers used the money to take a camping trip this summer in between William’s treatments. Additionally, William and his family were able to attend the Reno Rodeo Parade as VIP guests!
Throughout the process, the Reno Rodeo Foundation has been wonderful with keeping the hospital notified, as well as showing great empathy and care for the Strange family. We are so grateful to have worked with this organization to help one of our patients.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation is an amazing organization who continually gives to this community. Children in this community are consistently blessed by this organization. The foster children I work with receive clothing, school supplies and even toys during the holidays through the Reno Rodeo Foundation and this is only a small piece of what the good works they do in this community. Always working for the good!
I have been involved with the Reno Rodeo Foundation for 25 years or so. After having been Muscular Dystrophy Director for 27 years I realize how very much the Reno Rodeo Foundation does for the youth in our community. From Denim Drive and distribution to the Reading Roundup which I also volunteer with, the Reno Rodeo Foundation is a top notch organization. I love the look in these kids eyes when we do the distribution. Some of these kids have nothing. To be able to provide them with new clothes is a treat for me too. Last year I helped with the Toy Distribution and that was such a fantastic event. I am proud to be a volunteer with this organization. Bill Richards
Our family Foundation, Louis and Genevieve Capurro Family Foundation, has been lucky enough to be involved with the Reno Rodeo Foundation for several years. It has been our pleasure to witness the great work that they do for our local community. Their Reading Round-up Program offers free books to elementary school children. Some of whom have never been able to have books of their own in their home! The Wish Program gives the opportunity to have simple home care requests to actual family excursions to local children with severe health issues. These "wishes" are such a blessing, not only for the children but also the rest of family that suffers right along with them. The Reno Rodeo Foundation gives so much to our community and we are honored to be involved with all they do!
I am a foster/adoptive parent in the Reno/Sparks Community and am so thrilled that the Reno Rodeo Foundation has generously chosen to assist us by collected clothes and toys for children in fostercare. I look forward to the events where we get to chose new clothes for the children we care for but the best part is seeing all the friendly volunteers as they smile and thank us for what we do. This type of acknowledgement means the world to us. This is a phenomenal non-profit and their volunteers are the best!!! Thank you so much for all YOU do!!!
Having retired from a life time of working with children and the agencies that serve them, when I became involved with the Reno Rodeo Foundation I was truly surprised by the depth and commitment of the foundations contribution to the children of northern Nevada. From scholarships for worthy students to toy and clothes distribution directed to foster children, the community has been well served by the foundation. The success of the foundation can be attributed to the number and caliber of volunteers and the leadership of the directer, Clara Andriola. The Reno Rodeo Foundation is an excellent model for other communities to follow.
Reno Rodeo Foundation is a wonderful non profit organizing. Not only do all the volunteers collect clothing for our foster youth they also collect toys for hundreds of children in Northern Nevada. When ever I have gone to a drive the volunteers take their time helping you and talking to the children like the child is a family member of their own. Thank you for just being extra kind.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation is an amazing organization. My daughter had the honor of being a Reno Rodeo foundation wish recipient and we will always cherish this experience. The people are extraordinary and go above and beyond to positively impact our community and the lives of those within it. I can’t think of a more deserving organization.
I have worked with the Reno Rodeo Foundation for several years now. From Denim Drive and Distribution to Toy Distribution and scholarships as well as Reading Roundup and now the Reading Rooms at the Justice Court the Reno Rodeo Foundation helps so many children in our community. In 14 Northern Nevada Counties to be exact. A fair number of these kids are pulled out of their homes in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their back. The Reno Rodeo Foundation makes certain that these kids have clothes of their own for the first time in some cases. Their toy Distribution last year helped the less fortunate in our community and some were taken to the homeless camps as well so that those who have nothing had some Christmas in their lives. Scholarships allow kids without the means of doing so to seek higher education. Reading Roundup gives 25 Title 1 schools tools to help first graders with literacy. As far as I’m concerned the Reno Rodeo Foundation is the best non-profit organization in Northern Nevada.