LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Hundreds of foster children in Southern Nevada are separated from their siblings, and one local organization is hoping to give them a reason to smile in 2012 by reuniting the kids with their sisters and brothers at different times of the year.
Child Focus is an organization that holds fun, educational events and an overnight summer camp to bring separated siblings together, enabling bonding time during a difficult period in their lives.
“It's incredibly challenging to be taken out of your family situation and placed in temporary situation -- compound that with they're oftentimes not with their siblings,” said Lori Nelson, president of Child Focus.
This New Year's eve, local philanthropist Mark Curry is throwing a charity dinner at Vintner Grill at Neiman Marcus and a New Year's Eve bash at the Hard Rock Hotel to raise money for child focus. 45 percent of the proceeds will go to the charity.
“Why not do something that wasn't just self-centered, but centered around doing things for other people?” said Nelson.