RenOvations Volume 1, Number 9

Annual Parking Lot Sale Fundraiser for Non-Profit


Reno Problem Gambling Center – 527 Humboldt Street



All proceeds benefit the Reno Problem Gambling Center, a non-profit counseling and treatment center meeting the needs of problem gamblers and their families.


We need your donations of good new/used items!  Call us and arrange a time to drop off or have your items picked up.

Here's what we are hoping for:

  • All kinds of new or gently-used furniture
  • Small and large appliances, still working great
  • Books
  • Outdoor and camping gear
  • Tools, still working well
  • Antiques and "picker collectibles"


You may call the RPGC (775-284-5335), email, or come visit us Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m.  Thank you!

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RenOvations Volume 1, Number 8

Greetings from the CEO – April 2013




What’s Ahead:

  • Nevada’s Big Give April 25
  • UNR Volunteer Team Gives Us a Public Relations Kickoff
  • Adopted by the Reno Church of Christ
  • State Conference Excellence and Fun


Nevada’s Big Give April 25

How about a return on your investment that will help 7 members of your town with one click? Problem Gambling affects 125,000 Northern Nevadans…6% of Nevada's adults are addicted, and  seven of their family members and friends are harmed by their gambling addiction.  One day a year the Reno Problem Gambling Center asks for your online help, and it's coming, Thursday April 25, with a giant one-day charity extravaganza,  Nevada's Big Give! Go to, find RPGC, and get ready to donate as little as $10  or as much as you wish on April 25.  For 24 hours and one click online, you can make your change count! 


Hello Dear Friends of the RPGC!  The pitch you just read is one you’ll be hearing broadcast by our friend and supporter, Monica Jaye of KKOH radio 780 am.  Monica has interviewed me many times in our seven years at RPGC, putting our information on the air and helping many of our clients hear about us for the first time.  Monica has kindly agreed to put the commercial out as a public service announcement to help us exceed last year’s Nevada’s Big Give goal of $900…I hope we can make at least $2013 this year!  It’s easy and we’re so glad to have a simple  way for anyone supporting us to give.  There are awards and additional cash prizes RPGC could win for being a leader in this huge one-day statewide charity event.  Check out Nevada’s Big Give website today at and get ready to push the button on Thursday, April 25th!  Many thanks to last year’s donors, and thank you in advance for supporting us again this year!

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RenOvations Volume 1, Number 7

Parking Lot Sale Success!


The staff of the Reno Problem Gambling Center (pictured here: Denise Quirk, Colin Hodgen on the right and George Howell on the left) wish to thank you for your generous support of our second annual Parking Lot fundraiser, held at the RPGC on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2012. 


Noticeably present were our Board of Directors, including Judy Cornelius, Shirley Rodgers, Debra Robinson, Joshua Woodbury, and several of our new volunteers.  We are grateful for the volunteer time, strength, and personal donations each of the staff, directors and volunteers gave for weeks ahead of the event and for many hours on Friday and Saturday.  Our UNR volunteers were very busy leading up to the event picking up donations, making calls, loading and unloading the POD in our back parking lot, and making terrific sales, all of which made for a successful fundraiser.  We can presently claim a $1627.00 profit, fully $400 over last year’s fundraiser, and we’re not done yet!  Two of our big items, a large telescope and a brand-new microwave/convection oven, are going to be listed on Craigslist this week (you may find them under the Reno/Tahoe Craigslist heading of “For Sale, Appliances and Toys & Games.”)  Those of you interested in either of those items may certainly call Denise or George at 284-5335 and come by and see them at the RPGC when we return from the Thanksgiving holiday.


We are very thankful for all of our donors, helpers, friends and family who support us and help us towards our vision of raising awareness and helping families affected by problem gambling.  Thank you and  may your Thanksgiving bring many wonderful blessings to you!


Denise F. Quirk, CEO and Clinical Director

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RenOvations Volume 1, Number 6

Get Office and School Supplies and Support the RPGC!


Did you know… you can get great prices on all your office and back to school supplies, have them delivered conveniently to your door in as fast as two business days, and have a portion of each sale go to support the RPGC?  It's true!  The RPGC has partnered with It's My Community Store to help raise funds and support our efforts to help those with gambling problems.



Simply make the purchases you've already planned on making through It's My Community Store.



Select the RPGC as your preferred non-profit during checkout and that's it!  



The best part is it doesn't cost you anything extra!  So remember us when it comes time to get school supplies and office materials!  Order often to keep supporting the RPGC in their mission to serve Northern Nevada.


So help us spread the word!  Everyone can join in supporting the RPGC and it couldn't get easier!


Stop by their website today!

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Letter to the Gaming Commissioner from Carol O’Hare

What would you say to the Nevada State Gaming Commission, given the opportunity to share your opinion about Internet gaming?  Here's what our esteemed Advisory Board member and Executive Director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling did say…. more »

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