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Giving back

Nevada State Bank gives to Communities In Schools

Nevada State Bank’s recent donation of $25,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada will benefit two affiliates of the Nevada chapter of the dropout prevention and intervention program.

A portion of the donation will benefit Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada’s hunger prevention program. The other half of the donation will support Communities In Schools of Nevada’s upcoming Splashdown for Kids event in Las Vegas.

The donation was made official April 24, with a check presentation at Mountain View Elementary School.

Foundations match Three Square donations

Contributions made to Three Square Food Bank through May 31 will have double the impact because of the generosity of the Bennett Family Foundation and the Elaine P. Wynn &Family Foundation, which each pledged $500,000 to match gifts toward the food bank’s “Bag Childhood Hunger” initiative.

During the 2013-14 school year and summer break, Three Square provided more than 1.8 million meals to hungry children in Southern Nevada.

Every dollar donated to Three Square represents three meals, however during the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign, every dollar donated to Three Square represents six meals — three from the donated dollar, and three from a matching donation. The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign culminates May 14 during Fashion for Three Square, a fundraising event held at Diana Bennett’s home.

The event will include a fashion show sponsored by Neiman Marcus with fashions from Hervé Léger, along with tasty samplings from the Las Vegas Valley’s restaurants.

Fundraising pros help Library District Foundation

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation received a $2,000 donation from the Las Vegas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The donation will benefit the Library District’s Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center, augmenting the library’s collection of fundraising and philanthropy-related books in branches countywide.

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to participate in food drive

Dunkin’ Donuts is participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Customers who donate nonperishable food items through May 9 at participating Las Vegas-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee. All items collected will be donated to local food banks.

Schools get $35,000 in grants from CenturyLink

CenturyLink Inc. has granted $35,000 to local schools through its Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology program.

The program, offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to implement technology in their classrooms.

Eisenberg Elementary School received nearly $5,000 to buy iPad Minis, educational applications along with support to attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference.

East Career and Technical Academy received nearly $5,000 to buy iPod Touches for students to enhance their learning of science and technology; Clark High School received more than $4,000 to purchase dual control starter kits for the Robotics program; Smith Elementary School received more than $2,500 to purchase iPad Minis and iTunes gift card for educational applications; Bridger Middle School received $5,000 to buy MacBooks and an Apple TV to create a collaborative learning experience; Legacy High School received $5,000 to purchase chemistry lab probeware; Silvestri Junior High School received more than $4,000 to purchase 3-D engineering software and printing technologies; and Spring Mountain Youth Camp received $4,500 to buy a MakerBot printer and 3-D modeling software for art students.

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