Charity & Grassroots in South Lake Tahoe

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Pet Network is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization that saves animals through, rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. To support these efforts we offer: boarding, doggy daycare, grooming, veterinary services, full service pet store, boarding, in-home care, dog walking services and luxury onsite boarding!

401 Village Blvd
Incline Village,
NV
US

With a yearlong family membership, patrons get free admission to all seven museums in the Nevada Division of Museums and History; invitations to exhibition openings, programs, and events; the Nevada Historical Society e-newsletter; and a 15% discount in all museum stores. The Nevada Historical Society, the state’s oldest museum, pays tribute to the hardy souls who have braved Nevada’s rugged topography and naturally occurring coin geysers over the area’s 10,000-year history. Five permanent exhibits inside the Wilbur S. Shepperson Gallery tell the intriguing tales of early Nevada natives, settlers, miners, and entertainers, while the ongoing “Unearthing Nevada’s Past” lecture series delves into a cornucopia of uncommon topics, such as divorce in Nevada and the 1919 Army Motor Transport Corp.

1650 N Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US

Although today Black Rock Solar empowers nonprofits, schools, and underserved populations by providing low-cost energy, its beginnings were less defined. In the sweltering Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada a volunteer group installed a solar array for the 2007 Burning Man event—themed that year as the Green Man. Their giant array provided more than 50,000 people with energy while they partied, but afterward, when the ash of the burning figure settled, the solar panels remained. The group donated the array to the school system of Gerlach, the tiny desert town nearby, and the seeds of Black Rock Solar were sown.

From those beginnings, Black Rock went on to build solar arrays at reduced prices for partners such as Pershing General Hospital, Pyramid Lake High School, the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, and other organizations that could benefit from low-cost energy but lacked the means to procure it. The arrays help reduce the organizations' utility bills so they can devote more resources to their central causes. Also by spreading solar power, Black Rock actively involves these organizations and the public at large in environmental stewardship, spreading clean energy and education.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

250 Bell St
Reno,
NV
US

Dancers aged 3 to adult show off tricky toes in jazz sessions, get limber during tumbling, or grow ever more graceful with lyrical dance. An onsite supply store appends each location, ready to outfit students with dance duds or a spare sense of rhythm. Danceworks' professional dancers and trained instructors specialize in teen/adult ballet, as well as jazz and lyrical.

1974 Merchant St
Sparks,
NV
US

• For $35, you get a styled cut at any participating salon (a $75 average value). Click here for a full list of participating locations. • You can make a $35 donation directly to The Trade Foundation.

500 Auto Plaza Dr.
Folsom,
CA
US

When animals are rescued from dangerous living situations or seized from the hands of smugglers, STAR Eco Station provides second chances at peaceful lives. The facility offers a haven for more than 200 rescued animals and educates the public as an environmental science museum. During public tours, guides lead guests through exhibits of rescued exotic animals, such as parrots, pythons, and wildcats, while explaining the habits, history, and New Year's resolutions of each creature.

The recipient of multiple awards from media and government agencies, STAR Eco Station also provides educational outreach programs to more than 40 California school districts and works in concert with conservation organizations such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paw Project, and Heal the Bay.

4465 Granite Dr. Ste 700
Rocklin,
CA
US