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 items like medical equipment, diabetes testing supplies and medical nutrition products, and services such as prescription assistance, wellness education classes, and assistive technology for independent living.


In 2015 CARE Chest reaches a huge milestone: 25 years of continuous service in Reno. With the help of a generous community of donors, we have connected more than 110,000 clients to medical items and services, helping to build a healthier, happier community. Join us this year celebrating our silver anniversary in the Silver State!


In 2015, CARE Chest anticipates helping more than 7,000 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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    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.


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    Executive Kidnap, March 5

    Twenty-three years and still going strong, CARE Chest’s Executive Kidnap is a fun event, where local business and community leaders are “kidnapped” to raise funds.

    Every dollar pledged to help a kidnap participant meet his or her fundraising goal impacts the lives of the local children and adults served by CARE Chest’s medical resource programs.




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!

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It’s a celebration!

As CARE Chest turns 25 years old, we’d like to thank Tom Dolan and the Dolan family – some of our longest-tenured supporters – for hosting our upcoming celebration at the new Dolan Lexus building on South Virginia Street in Reno. Friends and supporters of CARE Chest will be coming together (by invite) to look back at a quarter-century of service in Northern Nevada, with more than 120,000 clients served.

We are humbled by the gracious outpouring of support as we mark this important anniversary. If you are interested in supporting CARE Chest in our Silver Anniversary, click HERE or call us at 775-829-2273.

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25 years of health in Northern Nevada

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!