Expedia Donates $20,000 to Support the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is pleased to announce that Expedia Inc., the online travel company, donated $20,000 this month to support NPHY charitable work.  NPHY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance and resources to homeless teenagers in Southern Nevada.

This $20,000 donation is only one component of Expedia’s long-term commitment to combatting youth homelessness in Southern Nevada along with NPHY. In addition to this generous donation, employees from Expedia’s office in Las Vegas volunteered with the nonprofit to assemble hundreds of survival packs and sack lunches for youth living on the streets. Volunteers also completed labor-intensive grounds work at NPHY’s William Fry Drop-In Center, including stocking food and hygiene pantries, re-finishing the center’s gazebo and setting up a streamlined donation processing center for the charity. Expedia also served as a copresenting sponsor of NPHY’s fourth annual “Homeless Youth in the Alley” bowling tournament fundraiser in May 2013.

"Expedia is a fabulous corporate partner who really cares about helping our community," said Arash Ghafoori, NPHY executive director. "The company approached us last year asking how they could help.  Barely a year later, they have already supported us and our clients in so many ways. The Expedia family is smart, innovative and full of big hearts. We couldn’t ask for a more inspiring and helpful partner in the fight against youth homelessness.”

"With a base of operations here in Las Vegas, Expediais committed to making an impact in our local community,” said Daniel Wathen, director of gaming, market management at Expedia Lodging Partner Services. “In addition to our recent contributions, Expedia intends to help NPHY alleviate the problems of homeless youth by investing ongoing financial support, lending our technical and business expertise, and dedicating our time to whatever is needed to helping the cause."

For more information about the services and volunteer opportunities at NPHY, please visit www.nphy.org.

About Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

NPHY was founded in 2000 when a group of community advocates lobbied the Nevada legislature to remove barriers keeping unaccompanied homeless minors from receiving life-sustaining services. Since then, NPHY has grown from a small citizen coalition to the most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth in Nevada, offering a full range of services to meet homeless youth’s immediate needs and provide them with the tools, resources, and support they need for long-term self-sufficiency and success.

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