GIVING BACK JULY 10: Realtors help Boys & Girls Clubs

Nevada Realtors team up with Boys & Girls Clubs for statewide school supply drive

Nevada Realtors are working with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the state to collect school supplies for students served by the clubs.

The summer school supply drive is being organized by the Nevada Association of Realtors and its LeadershipNVAR Class of 2017 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Nevada.

LeadershipNVAR, NVAR’s signature program for personal and professional growth, is promoting the drive as part of its annual class project. Realtors are donating backpacks, pencils, erasers, folders, three-ring binders, notebooks, markers, dictionaries, crayons and other school supplies to designated locations around the state. Like last year’s class, LeadershipNVAR is working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a partner charity for the National Association of Realtors.

The current LeadershipNVAR class of 15 Nevada Realtors includes members from Las Vegas to Minden and from Reno to Elko.

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Arby’s Foundation fights childhood hunger in Las Vegas

To help end childhood hunger, the Arby’s Foundation is helping at-risk children in Las Vegas receive free meals through its successful School’s Out, Food’s In program.

As part of the School’s Out, Food’s In initiative, Las Vegas children, who rely on meal assistance during the school year, will receive meal cards to redeem 10 free, wholesome Arby’s kids meals throughout the summer.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, while more than 22 million school children in America receive free or reduced-price school lunches during the school year, and only nearly 4 million of those kids receive a free summer meal when school is out.

Las Vegas Childhood Hunger Statistics:

• Las Vegas has a 28 percent child food insecurity rate, which means one in three kids do not know where their next meal will come from

• As part of the 2017 initiative, Clark County School District will distribute 25,509 meal cards, which equates to 255,090 redeemable Arby’s meals to Las Vegas children in need

“For the first time in history, more than half of public school students are from low-income families,” said Chris Fuller, Executive Director, Arby’s Foundation. “Through our annual School’s Out, Food’s In program, the Arby’s Foundation is committed to providing wholesome food options, so that 3 million children don’t lose access to nutritious meals.”

As part of last year’s School’s Out, Food’s In program, the Arby’s Foundation provided access to more than 1.6 million meals to children in need across the country. This year, the Arby’s Foundation will work with the Clark County School District to distribute 25,509 meal cards, each redeemable for 10 free meals, to Las Vegas children in need.

“It is an unfortunate reality that some children in the Las Vegas community will have limited access to food while school is closed during the summer,” said Kurt Arnold, program coordinator, School-Community Partnership Program, Clark County School District. “Thanks to the Arby’s Foundation, these children and their families do not have to worry about where their next meal will come from. We are honored to be participating in the School’s Out, Food’s In program to help end childhood hunger in Las Vegas.”

Nathan Adelson Hospice launches back to school drive

Nathan Adelson Hospice is collecting items for its annual Back to School Supply Drive to help local children in the 2017/2018 school year. From now through Aug. 7, the hospice locations will serve as drop-off points for much-needed school supplies for children in its Families in Need Program, which assists families utilizing hospice care for loved ones. Additional drop off locations in the valley are Gaudin Ford and Gaudin Porsche.

School supplies needed include backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, tissue boxes, colored pencils, pocket folders, rulers, binders, paper towels and zip lock bags.

Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at one of the following Nathan Adelson Hospice locations: 4141 Swenson St. off East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas; 3150 N. Tenaya Way at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue, on the third floor of the MountainView Medical Office building in Las Vegas; and the Pahrump office at 2270 E. Commercial Road, Suite A/B; Gaudin Ford at 6625 Roy Horn Way and Gaudin Porsche at 6800 Redwood St., Las Vegas. All donations will be delivered to the families or schools prior to the first day of classes on Aug. 14.

“We at Nathan Adelson Hospice are committed to supporting community members and helping children who have been part of our Families in Need program,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “We greatly appreciate any business partners and others in the community who would like to donate and help these wonderful youths.”

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