Brooke’s Good Deeds, a nonprofit organization, is opening in Logandale, NV. It was established May 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. The organization is now located at 3475 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. and will be open to the public on Friday, June 24, 2022. The purpose of Brooke’s Good Deeds is to help the founders, Gary and Shanna McPheters, honor the life of their daughter, Brooke McPheters, who at the age of 15, was taken from them by a drunk driver.
Brooke’s love of community was evident in her life. She volunteered for two years and then was offered a permanent position at the Children’s Lunchbox. This group operates under Bean’s Café, a program that provides meals to children in the greater Anchorage area year around. In her short time on earth, she also volunteered at the Animal Control Shelter, Anchorage Muldoon Library, UAA Tanana Daycare and Anchorage Museum.
Brooke was also involved in AFJROTC and believed in the youth program especially the community service portion. As a part of this program, she was given an award for over 300 hours of community service in one school year. Brooke also received the Honorary CASA Volunteer Award, Spirit of Youth (posthumously) and Youth Philanthropist Award. The nonprofit, Brooke’s Good Deeds, intends to provide vital support to Nevada seniors and children to better their lives, to support efforts to prevent Drunk Driving, and to provide grief support to those on a journey of grief.
On Friday, June 24th, the doors will open from 10:00 am – 12:00pm for ages 60 and over. Families and seniors in need will be able to pick up resources to enhance food security at the food pantry. It is open to families and individuals of all ages. If your last name begins with A-M the pantry will be available Tuesday, June 28th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Those with last names N-Z will have access on Wednesday, June 29th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 702-283-6118.
In the future, they plan on partnering with other nonprofit organizations to provide wrap around services and resources for the families in rural Southern Nevada. The founders and volunteers hope to continue Brooke’s generosity and selflessness of giving to the community.