For a quarter century CARE Chest has been a critical health resource for thousands of Northern Nevadans. Our free programs are designed to fill insurance gaps for underserved populations. We provide medical equipment, prescription assistance, diabetic testing supplies, medical nutrition products, assistive technology for independent living, and wellness education.


In 2015 CARE Chest reached a huge milestone: 25 years of continuous service in Reno. With the help of a generous community of donors, we have connected more than 120,000 clients to medical items and services, helping to build a healthier, happier community. Thank you for your support over the last quarter century!


In 2016, CARE Chest anticipates helping more than 8,000 clients with critical health resources. We do this at no cost to income-qualified Northern Nevadans, thanks to the generosity of individual and organizational donors. Whether it is financial resources, medical equipment or volunteer hours, your support is a critical component of CARE Chest’s mission.


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    Wellness Education Classes for 2016

    Upcoming Classes Include:

    January 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m: Getting Started: Understanding the healthy plate with portion sizes, basic strength-building activities and preparing a plan of action with goal setting.

    February 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m: Wellness Circle: Managing Stress Effectively. Wellness Circles meet every first Wednesday with new topics each month!

    March 2: Wellness Circle, 1:00-2:30 p.m: Eating Healthy on a Budget

    March 10, 17, and 24. 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Diabetic Care: Three Classes to Diabetic Health.

    April 6: Wellness Circle, 1:00-2:30 p.m: Exercising with Zumba

    May 4: Wellness Circle, 1:00-2:30 p.m: Documentary Watch Party

    June 1: Wellness Circle. 1:00-2:30 p.m: Local Food

    June 2, 9, and 16, 3:30-5:30pm: Advanced Diabetic Care


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    25 Year Celebration

    CARE Chest celebrates 25 years in 2015 and we’re throwing a party! Stayed tuned for details of our event, coming this fall.


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    Bacon, Bourbon and Brews

    It’s party time!

    Saddle up for a night of bacon-fueled revelry as CARE Chest’s annual party, Bacon, Bourbon and Brews, comes to the Peppermill Reno’s Tuscany Ballroom on June 13.

    A night of music and dance featuring bacon-inspired culinary creations paired with handcrafted beers and spirits from: Brewers Cabinet, Great Basin, Silver Peak, Pigeon Head, Under the Rose, Brasserie St. James, Mammoth Brewing Company, The Depot and Seven Troughs Distilling Co.


Kidnap 2016 was a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who participated or donated for making this year’s Executive Kidnap one of the most successful in our history!

Check out the images below, taken by the one and only Chris Holloman.

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Bacon, Bourbon and Brews 2016

Save the Date!

Bacon, Bourbon and Brews will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at Bartley Ranch.

Join us for live music, local food, brews and spirits all to support CARE Chest.

Hope to see you there!


Diabetes class a success!

We were lucky to have Kathy Dietrich RN, CDE  from Renown Health teaching our first class of the 3X3 Wellness Workshop focusing on Diabetic Care this week.

Thank you for teaching us how to better manage diabetes through understanding how diabetes affects the body and properly testing!