In a heartwarming display of community spirit, beloved local Jeremy Renner, who resides part-time in the picturesque Mt. Rose area, orchestrated a joyous Christmas celebration through the RennerVation Foundation. This inaugural event, titled the RennerVation Christmas Celebration, unfolded on December 9, 2023, casting a magical glow over Virginia City as part of the town's festive December events known as Christmas on the Comstock.
Teaming up with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Reno and the State of Nevada rural adoption program, the RennerVation Foundation thoughtfully handpicked 140 deserving youths aged 3 to 17 to be part of this special occasion. The community was treated to an intimate and enchanting affair, hosted by the multi-talented actor and philanthropist Jeremy Renner. The festivities encompassed precious moments, including photos, a visit from Santa Claus, meet-and-greet opportunities, thoughtful gifts, and front-row seats to Virginia City's spectacular Parade of Lights and Magical Fireworks Celebration.
Expressing his sincere sentiments, Renner conveyed, “Our whole desire was to love on these kids and to let them know that people do care and that you are valued.” With a steadfast commitment to building on this heartening initiative, the RennerVation Foundation envisions making this Christmas celebration an annual tradition. Renner further emphasized, “We want every child to feel empowered to follow their dreams, and that their story is just beginning.”
Acknowledging the generous contributions that made this event possible, the RennerVation Foundation extended special thanks to Carhartt, Mattel, Crayola, Razor, and JBL for their invaluable support.
For those eager to delve into the positive impact of the RennerVation Foundation, visit their online hub at RennerVationFoundation.org or follow their inspiring journey on Facebook and Instagram. Join in celebrating the uplifting news and be part of the inspiring change that Jeremy Renner and his foundation are bringing to our community.