What is Clause With a Cause ?
Clause With a Cause is a 501c charitable organization created by D. Smitty Smith aka Smitty Clause in 2010. The purpose and goal is to help the less fortunate in the northern Nevada community. Much of the funds raised are from donations acquired via visits and performances by Smitty Clause and occasionally Mrs. Clause aka Willow Smith. We also conduct a few fundraisers at local establishments and receive revenue from raffles and silent auctions. We are occasionally blessed with random acts of kindness through direct donation from friends, strangers and angels.
We have several benefactors that benefit from our fundraising efforts, with the largest being The Domestic Violence Resource Center[formerly CAAW].
They have three shelters for the women and children that have been displaced from their homes, due to domestic violence. We get a list of their wants, needs, ages, sizes and favorite colors and we fulfill those wants and need to the best of our abilities. We purchase and wrap between 400-600 presents every year, depending on the shelters capacities and needs.
Without our efforts and the support of our donors, these folks would have a very bleak holiday season. We also help sponsor a Christmas party at the Kids Kottage, which is a facility that cares for the children in protective custody. In addition, there is a group home in Carson City for special needs adults. Last year was our first year to be a part of their family in order help makes their Christmas to be a little brighter. One of our many goals is to become more involved with them as well as other local charities. We are only limited by our resources.