CARE Chest started in 1990 when three local pharmacists saw the financial drain and emotional toll medical bills and lack of resources had on local families. With a commitment to the community that helped them succeed professionally, the Kahl, Rassuchine and Collins families created an organization that would become one of Northern Nevada’s leading non-profits, connecting our neighbors with critical medical resources to live safer, healthier and more independent lives. A healthier community means less missed work days, fewer school absences and reduced emergency room visits.
This year CARE Chest’s programs will connect more than 8,500 area families to medical equipment, prescription assistance, medical nutrition, home and vehicle modifications, and wellness education. A compassionate staff helps Northern Nevadans with tangible items and services that can be expensive and outside traditional health insurance coverage.
During the past 25 years CARE Chest has developed into a valuable and respected community resource, providing these programs free of charge for more than 120,000 people, thanks to many generous local supporters. All funds are raised through foundation gifts, individuals, fundraising events and grants…and that money stays in our community.
As we celebrate CARE Chests’ silver anniversary in the Silver State, we continue our commitment to improve the quality of life for Nevadans by setting the standard for comprehensive medical resources and services. The changing healthcare landscape can be confusing, but we know the need among underserved populations continues to grow. CARE Chest works towards a healthier Northern Nevada on behalf of our clients, volunteers and supporters.
Thank you for your support!