Las Vegas is dedicated to the swagger of the VIP, and throughout the month of August, Yelp Las Vegas with ths support of Jelli 96.7 celebrated the true VIPs around town – the non-profits and volunteers that selflessly dedicate resources and time to the community – with Yelp Helps. Group volunteer projects and private parties for participating volunteers occurred throughout the month, but the signature event was the Yelp Helps Very Important Party this past Friday at Lavo Nightclub. Over 300 came out to mingle with 25 non-profits and sign up for future volunteer opportunities.
Lavo Nightclub is no stranger to star-studded evenings, so they rolled out the red carpet for Yelp Helps volunteers and non-profits. While guests mingled, Lavo ensured everyone was well-fed with passed appetizers, including Pizza Margherita, Mini Rice Balls, Tomato Basil Bruschetta, Eggplant Caponatina Crostino and Meatball Heroes. Libations were flowing as well with generous pours of Lavo's signature cocktails the Pomegranate Lemonada and Sicilian Sun. Perhaps Earlene M sums it up best, "The venue is amazing! Lavo Nightclub has great decor, great food and drinks! I am in love with the Sicilian Sun." Bottoms up, Earlene!
Of course, all eyes were on the non-profits. If you missed the night, follow these links to find out how to help out at the featured organizations: Three Square; The Animal Foundation; Gateway Arts Foundation; Burlesque Hall Of Fame; Outside Las Vegas; G Alex Foundation; Helping Hands Of Vegas Valley; Metro Arts Council; American Heart Association; Toys 4 Smiles; Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada; Clean The World; New Vista; HELP of Southern Nevada; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Aid for AIDS Nevada; Goodie Two Shoes; Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth; Golden Rainbow; United Way of Southern Nevada; The Rape Crisis Center; The Neon Museum; Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
ShutterBooth Las Vegas added to the festive evening with their photo booth featuring zany props and convenient bookmark print outs. As Traci T notes, "As always, the photo booth was loads of fun and the guy running it was awesome!" You can peruse everyone's funny ShutterBooth face right here.
Emily Ku Photography was on hand capturing all of the fun with style and graces, so be sure to peep all of the pictures in our Yelp Vegas Flickr set. And, read (or add to) the collection of 5-star reviews right here.
Until next time…get out there and change the world with a little Yelp help,