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Updated: 4/26/2013 10:44 pm
LAS VEGAS – Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino served as the official campaign headquarters for Nevada’s Big Give On Thursday, April 25, which raised $554,000 in 24 hours of online giving for charities throughout the state of Nevada.

Throughout the day, visitors, community leaders and local celebrities stopped by the Nevada’s Big Give headquarters located inside Miracle Mile Shops and made donations and personal contributions to the campaign and their favorite charity.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, comedian Jeff Civillico and cast members from Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, Absinthe, Chippendales, PEEPSHOW and Frank Marino’s Divas showed their support for the statewide giving campaign.

Restaurants at Miracle Mile Shops, including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, FRESH Grill & Bar, Lobster ME, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Jamba Juice, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Pampas Churrascaria Brazilian Grille, Sin City Brewing Co. and La Salsa Cantina provided light bites at the headquarters for guests and volunteers. Throughout the event, the center’s exterior, Strip-side LED screens displayed the total amount of money raised during Nevada’s biggest day of giving.

During the campaign, Miracle Mile Shops contributed five $1,000 cash donations called “Golden Tickets” that benefited Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, Nevada Humane Society, Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and High Fives Foundation. The winner of each Golden Ticket was selected at random. Miracle Mile Shops partnership with Nevada’s Big Give is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign celebrating a year of change in 2013 through monthly fountain fundraisers, community partnerships and cash and in-kind donations.

Nevada’s Big Give, launched by NevadaGIVES, is a unique, high-visibility promotion of personal giving designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Find your favorite charitable cause or discover a new cause to support with a secure, online donation, as little as $10.

The top nonprofits that receive donations from the greatest number of unique donors will receive bonus cash prizes.
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