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Join us for Be My Neighbor Day
a FREE community event on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 
from 10am to 2pm at Idlewild Park,
1900 Idlewild Drive, Reno NV 89509 and help us FILL
The RennerVation Bus with supplies for our community!


Celebrate PBS Reno's 1st Be My Neighbor Day!

Be My Neighbor Day is a family-friendly event promoting early childhood education, health, safety and values highlighted on Daniel Tiger and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Children and parents alike will learn the importance of community-focused kindness and sharing by giving back to the community in which we live. PBS Reno will celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our neighbors across northern Nevada and incredible local resources through craft activities and a varied vendor space. Families can have pictures taken with Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat, the stars of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

For this inaugural event, PBS Reno has partnered with The Children’s Cabinet, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and The RennerVation Foundation to fill the RennerVation Bus with non-perishable food, personal hygiene supplies, and school supplies for the community.

TheRennerVation Bus will be parked at PBS Reno at 1670 N. Virginia Street 7/22 - 8/2 for donation drop off's!

2024 Be My Neighbor Day Partners


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During the Be My Neighbor Day event on August 3 at Idlewild Park, The Children’s Cabinet will be on site collecting personal hygiene items including:

  • Full size shampoo/conditioner

  • Travel size deodorant

  • Face wipes

  • Travel size sunscreen/lotion

  • Full size baby shampoo/brush/baby powder/baby wipes

  • Feminine hygiene products

“Community support is at the heart of The Children's Cabinet,” said Kim Young, CEO of The Children’s Cabinet. “Events like Be My Neighbor Day highlight the incredible impact we can have when we come together to support one another. By uniting as neighbors, we not only strengthen our community but also embody the compassionate spirit of Fred Rogers. Together we can make a difference, one neighbor at a time.”

Canned Goods

During the Be My Neighbor Day event on August 3 at Idlewild Park, Food Bank of Northern Nevada will collect non-perishable food including:

  • Canned meals: stews, soups, spaghetti/ravioli (low-sodium preferred)

  • Protein: peanut butter, tuna, salmon, chicken, dried or canned beans

  • Grains: whole grain cereal, oatmeal, brown rice, whole grain pasta

  • Fruits: canned (packed in 100% juice or light syrup), dried fruit, applesauce (no sugar added), 100% fruit juice boxes

  • Vegetables: canned (no salt added and/or low-sodium preferred)

  • Dairy: shelf stable milk

  • Baby products: formula, infant cereal, baby food

"We are very pleased to be partnering with PBS Reno for the Be My Neighbor Day event,” said Nicole Lamboley, Food Bank of Northern Nevada President & CEO. “We love activities that help young children find ways to become active in their community. They are our future and community involvement is the only way that we can create healthy neighborhoods for everyone.”


During the Be My Neighbor Day event on August 3 at Idlewild Park, the RennerVation Foundation will collect supplies for teachers including:

  • Composition notebooks

  • Index cards

  • Ink pens

  • Dry erase markers

  • Tissue boxes

  • Glue sticks

  • Graph paper

  • Construction paper

  • Post-it notes (small and poster sized)

  • Command Strips

  • Masking tape

  • Hand wipes

  • Color pencils

  • backpacks

  • Clorox wipes

  • Oil pastels

  • Fine point sharpies

  • Pencil sharpeners

  • Pencils with designs

  • Erasers

  • Pencil grips

  • Markers

  • Crayons

  • Folders

  • Lunch boxes

  • Headphones

  • 9x12" white boards

  • Scientific calculator

  • Protractor/Compass

  • Binders 1.5, 2, 3 inch D-Ring

  • Kleenex

  • Lysol Wipes

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Gallon and sandwich bags

“Kids need to have opportunities,” said Jeremy Renner, RennerVation Foundation Founder. “When they have opportunities, our communities can grow.”


“Every kid belongs to every one of us,” said Kym Renner, RennerVation Foundation CEO and President. “It takes a village and we are all better together.”

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