Getting Dirty for a Cause!  The NAIOP Community Service Committee is preparing for one of its largest and most intricate projects and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  As you may know, the Community Service Committee holds several donation drives and coordinates various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  We strive to find new ways to actively seek out and help those in need in Southern Nevada.

This year, we have been incredibly fortunate to give back to our community by partnering with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to renovate four of their homes on site, which, along with the rest of the ranch, help to serve over 500 children per year.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a registered 501(c)(3) and has a mission of rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected children and providing a safe and nurturing transitional home for them.  Over the past 50 years, St. Jude’s Ranch has provided new lives and created opportunities for thousands of abused and neglected children in Nevada.

In keeping with our committee’s mission to assist organizations in need of supplies and services, our Chapter will be seeking both material and monetary donations, as well as LOTS of volunteers, to complete this project.  Each house on the 40 acre site is approximately 1,200 SF and will be undergoing complete renovations including new roofing, flooring and sub-flooring, plumbing, potential abatement of the ceilings and HVAC repair, as well as receiving cosmetic makeovers with new appliances, cabinets, doors, fixtures and paint to create healthier living spaces for guests at St. Jude’s Ranch.

Our NAIOP Chapter will be financially responsible for the cost of renovating each home, as well as fully responsible for the physical completion of the project.  Because of this, in addition to asking for material donations, we have set a fundraising goal of $40,000 for the first phase of the project.  Along with material and monetary donations, we are asking that our membership come out to volunteer and join us and St. Jude’s in this amazing cause.  The vision of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by mending spirits and renewing hope.  Please help us renew hope by joining us to complete this project!

Stay tuned for donation lists and volunteer opportunities.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Community Service Chair, Chris Teachman at

Click here for more on St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Click Here for project details and how you can get involved today!