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Annual school supplies drive in full swing

Hash House A Go Go is supporting Communities in Schools of Nevada’s third annual “Fill The Bus” school supply drive through Thursday, Aug. 20, by offering two valley collection locations for donated items. Guests who make a donation at either location will receive a discount certificate to Hash House A Go Go.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is looking for traditional school supplies as well as uniform clothing items. Supplies needed include backpacks for all ages, one- and two-inch binders, composition notebooks, college- and wide-ruled notebooks, college-and wide-ruled notebook paper, pocket folders, markers, crayons, mechanical pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue, highlighters and colored pencils.

CIS of Nevada students have more than enough pencil boxes and pouches, as well as pens, to last throughout the school year. Uniform items include navy and white polo shirts, as well as jeans and khaki and navy slacks, for elementary and middle school age children. Gift cards to locations where uniform items can be purchased are also being collected. Hash House a Go Go locations are 6800 W. Sahara Ave. and 555 S. Stephanie St. Businesses and community partners may also bring their donations between 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 to Sam’s Club, 7100 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Foundation for Positively Kids will be on site from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a table and information on how their pediatric care specialists are helping care for the community. Between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, donations will be collected at Sam’s Club, 2310 E. Serene Ave. Eyecare 4 Kids will be on site offering free eye exams. Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet is also hosting a school supply drive through Sunday, Aug. 30, in partnership with Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program. Last year, corporate and public donations were enough to fill three school buses. Visit cisnevada.org for the complete list of supplies and additional details.

Bellhops offers lifting labor to seniors

National Senior Citizens Day is Aug. 21, and Bellhops, a tech-enabled moving company that connects college workers to moving and lifting jobs in more than 120 American markets, will be lending its moving muscle to any Las Vegas area senior citizen who needs help. For this one day only, Bellhops will be offering labor services to seniors 65 and over for free. Whether it’s moving belongings into or out of storage, rearranging furniture at home, or moving a loved one, Bellhops will be at the ready for seniors, free of charge. Each move will include the services of two bellhops for up to three hours. Jobs requiring more bellhops or more time will be subject to standard Bellhops pricing. Jobs can also be booked online by visiting GetBellhops.com or by calling 844-326-3800.

5th annual Dress for Success program collects 721 handbags

Brighton Collectibles recently concluded its fifth annual handbag trade-in program to benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada. In all, 721 handbags were collected during the 10-day donation drive. Friends of Black Mountain was the largest single donor group with 153 bags. Used or new handbags were collected in July at each of the Brighton Collectibles stores in the valley.

Fremont Street Experience Presents Check to Three Square Food Bank

Fremont Street Experience hosted a SlotZilla Charity Challenge in July to benefit Three Square Food Bank. All proceeds of SlotZilla revenue from flights on the lower Zipline or upper Zoomline went to Three Square. Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience, and Tom Bruny, director of marketing, presented Three Square with a check for $10,660.

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