In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Collaborative Fund is hosting Chilly for Change – a Polar Plunge event poolside at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, January 13 beginning at 11 a.m. The fundraising event will not only raise impactful funds but also bring awareness and prevention education to the Las Vegas community.
The Southern Nevada Collaborative Fund is made up of nine nonprofit organizations that work with multiple government agencies as part of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force. These nonprofit organizations provide wrap-around care for victims of human trafficking that includes housing, food, basic needs, relocation services, and medical and counseling services. The Southern Nevada Collaborative Fund’s members form a coalition that work together to maximize funding dollars to better serve victims of trafficking.
Chilly For Change will feature community leaders, local celebrities, and community members joining together for a “polar plunge” in the beautiful outdoor pool at SOAK Pool at Palms.
“The San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority stands with the Southern Nevada Trafficking Collaborative Fund in increasing awareness and resources to prevent human trafficking and provide services for victims. In addition, one of our values at San Manuel is “UNITY”- we do our best to bring our community together. This inaugural event at Palms will gather numerous partners together who are working to address human trafficking in our community,” said Latisha Prieto, Chairperson of the San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority.
“We are proud to be part of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Collaborative Fund and to support Chilly for Change, especially during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month,” said Kim Small, CEO of Signs of HOPE. “We work hand-in-hand with B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. and all of the task force nonprofits to provide services to survivors and prevention programs to help stem the rising tide of human trafficking in the valley. Fundraisers like Chilly for Change help provide vital resources as demand for services and programming continue to increase.”
Adia Lancaster, Director at New Hope Foundation International and Chair of the SNHTTF Education and Outreach Committee stated, “The Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force’s Education Committee has developed a Human Trafficking 101 presentation as an invaluable resource made available to the general public. Attending provides a deeper understanding of recognizing trafficking, insights into Vegas’ unique landscape, and the importance of dispelling myths for effective advocacy. We encourage everyone to empower themselves by getting informed about human trafficking and how to best combat this pervasive issue in a way that impactfully contributes to our collective efforts.” To schedule an HT 101 presentation for your business or community group email SNHTTF@LVMPD.com.
“Chilly For Change is all about ‘Freez’in for a Reason’ and highlighting the unique way Southern Nevada nonprofits have joined together to provide a collective of resources for trafficking victims. Prevention through education and awareness is our first line of defense against trafficking. B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. is proud to lead this event and bring our community together,” said Ginger Land-van Buuren of the B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation’s, SHERO Shield Education Program.
Chilly for Change, January 13th, 2024
Poolside at Palms Casino Resort
Registration and Resource Fair 11:00 am.
Presentation & Celebrity Plungers 12:00 – 12:23pm
Great Community Plunge 12:30pm
Tickets start at $25, cabanas $200 – $1,500
Tickets, cabanas, sponsorships and donations available (HERE) or hosting site SHEROFoundation.org
About The Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Collaborative Fund
The mission of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Collaborative Fund is to encourage the continuation of collaborative efforts by the member nonprofit organizations in working together to provide emergency, supportive and continuing care for the victims of human trafficking. Current members; Signs of HOPE & R.I.S.E., The Embracing Project, The Shade Tree, Refuge for Women, Family and Child Treatment (FACT), Awareness is Prevention, Scarlet Hope, New Hope International, Hookers for Jesus/Pink Chair and the B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation.
About Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort is making history as the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe. Palms Casino Resort features two distinct towers with 766 hotel rooms and suites, a diverse mix of bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues, and immersive lifestyle experiences across a 95,000-square-foot reimagined casino. Offering free valet and self-parking, the resort also includes over 190,000 square feet of meeting, convention, and event space; the Pearl, a 2,500-seat theater; an expansive pool, The Spa & Salon at Palms; a wedding chapel; the Brenden Theatre 14-screen cinema and nearly 600 units at Palms Place condominiums.
Palms is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip off I-15 on Flamingo Road. Palms Casino Resort is owned by The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (“SMGHA”) an affiliate of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information visit http://www.palms.com/ or the Palms Press Room. Follow Palms on social media Facebook Twitter Instagram.
Through a variety of events (monthly, annual, and specialty) – we use that revenue to use assist girls and young women who have been victimized.