Giving Back

Since 2012, When Charity Works has identified and created services in four demographic areas serving Nevada families and those less fortunate residents.

Homeless / Underserved Population

Back2School Jam / Jingle Jam direct service program outreach to Title-1 communities and the homeless to help promote good health with the distribution of towels, toiletries, clothing, blankets, and water has increased from hundreds of individuals to thousands of areas homeless. Additionally, every July we collaborate with various government agencies to service Title-1 communities with 5000 school supply filled backpacks, bicycles, eye exams (with eyeglass vouchers), wellness checks, scooters, and haircuts, ensuring every child is equipped for a successful school year. We revisit these same neighborhoods the week before Christmas and ensure these same students have gifts under their tree.

Military Families

WCW has seen an increase of 23% in funding needs and support requests on an annual basis. Increased housing prices in Nevada has impacted many junior enlisted families. We provide Thanksgiving dinner for over 1500 military families at Nellis Airforce base every year.

Youth Education

America is experiencing a critical shortage of Aerospace professionals. We will need approximately 800,000 new pilots by 2040.  ALEX-Aerospace Learning Experience is hands-on learning dedicated to inspiring our youth to explore STEM-based careers in aerospace so they may become the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals, pilots, mechanics, engineers, technicians, and artists. ALEX has a strong community outreach program and our instructors have given hands-on demonstrations to thousands of students at local area educational events and at our display and restoration campus. ALEX has grown to provide six learning camp experiences annually reaching 1500 youth to explore STEM-based careers in aerospace.

Athletics

Silver State Stallions Football program / Combines 4 Kids targets low income and under-served young men to expand their interpersonal and organizational skills and teach moralistic behavior such as respect, leadership, teamwork, accountability, communication, camaraderie, multitasking, problem-solving, and critical thinking in overcoming adversity through our intramural Football program. Additionally, we host a youth football combine annually for several hundred youths in Reno.