You Are The Solution

There are many ways to give back to The Shade Tree and its residents, and however you choose to give, your decision to help those in need can change a person’s life for the better. Your gift, no matter the level, will provide needed funds that go directly to assisting women and children in crisis. Help The Shade Tree fight against domestic violence and homelessness by giving in one or several of the ways listed below. Through your generosity, The Shade Tree can sustain its programs and services.

The Shade Tree provides safe shelter to women, women with children and their pet escaping domestic violence or in economic crisis. The shelter offers warm beds in a family dorm, daily meals, an onsite medical clinic as well as life changing programs and services that encourage self-reliance. The children have access to an Activity Center, a playground, and the ability to remain in school.

In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by a violent partner. Noah’s Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allow women to escape abusive situations without leaving their pet behind. The women and children are sheltered on the same property with Noah’s Animal Shelter so that they can continually visit with, and care for, their beloved pet.

Monetary Contributions

Fund a Family

The approximate cost for a family to receive beds, meals and life skills:

1 Night = $200
1 Week = $1,400 
1 Month = $6,000

Shelter Family Testimonial:

A former Shade Tree resident, K. Lawrence, stayed at the shelter with her two children. When she arrived at the shelter she was unemployed and was in need of help with workforce placement. K. Lawrence eventually became employed with St. Jude’s and was able to secure an apartment for herself and her two children. Her children were able to continue in school during their stay at the shelter and their family was able to get back on their feet successfully.”

Fund a Single Woman

The approximate cost for a woman to receive a bed, meals and life skills:

1 Night = $50
1 Week = $350
1 Month = $1,500

Shelter Client Testimonial:

My name is Antiqua and I am a client here at The Shade Tree. The Shade Tree is more than a shelter, it is a haven and beacon of hope. As a domestic violence client, I came here so lost. I fell into a deep pit of depression and I planned on wallowing there. I was disappointed and mad at life, my family, and everybody. For weeks I did not grow or move forward.

"As I began to attend the plethora of classes The Shade Tree offers throughout the week, my healing began. From PTSD, Anger Management, Money Management, Math class and even Chess class, I became an avid student. These classes and the knowledge gained helped to strengthen my weaknesses. My case manager, Tina, kept me focused all while being a patient listener during my moments of depression, and the staff was available for encouragement.

"I was recently hired at Wynn through the outstanding employment center they have. The Shade Tree staff helped me go from a broken eagle who thought like a chicken to a courageous eagle ready to soar. Shade Tree, thank you.”

Fund a Family with Their Pet

The approximate cost for a woman with child and pet to receive beds, meals, life skills and pet care:

1 Night = $225
1 Week = $1,575
1 Month = $6,750

Shelter Resident with Pet Testimonial:

Martha entered The Shade Tree on Nov. 9, 2018 with her Golden Retriever. Martha was a victim of domestic violence and made it clear that her primary concern was the safety of her Golden Retriever; her dog was also being abused. Martha had never been separated from her dog, so arranging for her dog to stay at Noah’s was emotionally difficult for her. Martha only stayed at The Shade Tree for a brief time, but shared that the staff at Noah’s treated her dog as if he was their own. Martha expressed gratitude for the love and care her dog received. She felt as though Noah’s Animal House allowed her to accomplish what she needed without worrying about her pet. Martha has since moved on and obtained housing for both her dog and herself. She truly is someone who benefited greatly from the care at Noah’s Animal Shelter and The Shade Tree.”

A monthly gift of $10, $25 or $50 = much-needed services to the woman and children in need, including diapers, medical service, public transportation passes, children’s activities, as well as administrative costs.

More Ways to Give

Birthday Bunch!

Do You Love Helping Kids in Need?

Sponsoring a birthday party for our children living at the shelter is one of the ways we are encouraging our supporters to give back.

At The Shade Tree, we believe that a child’s birthday is a very special day that should be celebrated!

Here's the Story

The last weekend of every month, The Shade Tree recognizes the children currently at the shelter, who have a birthday that particular month, by including them in the Birthday Bunch and by throwing a party we call the Birthday Bunch Bash!

If you are interested in sponsoring part of the Bash such as providing food, drinks, or many other items a party needs or even to spearhead the fun, please calling 702.385.0072 ext. 107 or contact our Volunteer Coordinator via this form:

Contact - Volunteer
Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to volunteer with The Shade Tree.

Birthday Fund Donation

Your donation is used:

  • as restricted funds to support the Birthday Bunch
  • to support a monthly Bash that doesn’t have a sponsor
  • in case a sponsor cancels due to unforeseen circumstances

Approximate cost for a group birthday party is $350, however, any donation is greatly appreciated.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Many of our valuable programs would not be possible without the financial support of our business and foundation supporters. Forward-thinking and socially responsible corporate partners recognize that improving the lives of workers and protecting the communities in which they do business is vital to creating a healthy and vibrant economy.

You can support The Shade Tree through a company gift or grant and help create a safe environment for families facing homelessness, domestic violence, economic instability, and hunger.

Your gifts help:

  • Provide DV Stop emergency hotline screening services for victims of domestic violence in Clark County
  • Fund programs offering the most comprehensive, wraparound continuum-of-care services in the Valley
  • Operate four Emergency Shelters and provide basic needs assistance for families fleeing homelessness and domestic violence situations
  • Provide transitional housing, case management, and educational programs to create stability and successful outcomes for families

For more information about corporate and foundation gifts, please contact our Director of Development at 702-385-0072.

Employee / Matching Gifts

Raise awareness and funds for The Shade Tree by hosting an employee giving campaign at your place of business. Involve your employees, clients, and programs in a fun and creative ideas to support victims of homelessness and domestic violence. Companies as diverse as Sands Cares, Hakkasan Group, Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods and Station Casinos have generously contributed to A New Leaf through the efforts of dedicated employees who support the agency.

Matching Gifts

You can double your impact simply by asking your employer to match your gift. 

If your employer matches gifts, you may be able to access the forms through your search. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. So your gift could be doubled — or even tripled — to help more people in need!

Find out from your employer today.

If you need assistance, contact our Director of Development at 702.385.0072.

Legacy Giving Programs

How to Give

We are pleased that you have an interest in learning about the legacy gift options at A New Leaf. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, contact our Director of Development at 702-385-0072. Help secure the future of The Shade Tree Mission by giving a Legacy Gift listed below.

One of the easiest ways to give a gift is to name A New Leaf as a beneficiary in your will or trust. You may designate an amount or percentage, or even help a specific program. It costs you nothing today. If you have already listed A New Leaf as one of your beneficiaries, please contact us so that we can thank you.

Insurance Gift
You may name A New Leaf as the sole beneficiary or as an additional beneficiary of an insurance policy with a designated amount or percentage.

IRA Rollover
If you are an IRA owner, aged 70 1/2 and older, you may donate up to $100,000 from your IRA to A New Leaf without having to count the distributions as taxable income. Normally these distributions are subject to income tax.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Receive a tax deduction and make a gift that pays you back for life. You will receive an immediate charitable tax deduction and potential savings in capital gains and estate tax while collecting timely, fixed payments for you and/or your spouse’s lifetimes. Please note the new tax law change in effect for 2018 has increased the Standard deduction to $12,000 so most people will no longer itemize deductions and this takes away the Charitable Gift Contribution deduction for most people.

Charitable Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts provide income to the donor (or the donor’s designees) and provide an income tax deduction. Charitable Lead Trusts combine income to The Shade Tree for a term of years with a distribution of principal back to the donor or family, often with substantial tax benefits.

We are Here to Help You

Please talk to your financial advisor about your options and the benefits of leaving a legacy. We look forward to helping you.

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