LAS VEGAS – With more than 2,100 homeless high school students in the Las Vegas Valley, many of whom don’t have basic necessities to start the school year, Project 150 is expanding to meet the growing need for its services.
To show just how Project 150 helps local teens in need, it is holding an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at its new building at 3600 N. Rancho Drive. The event celebrates the opening of its new 8,000-square-foot facility and will feature appetizers, drinks, music and more. The new facility includes offices, a volunteer center and Betty’s, a place where local high school students can shop for free clothing in a boutique-style setting, named in honor of Betty Engelstad, the charity’s benefactor.
“The Las Vegas community has been extremely supportive this year,” said Debbie Harpster, executive director of Project 150. “We’re pleased to welcome any member of the community who wants to know more about us and get involved.”
Project 150 is in constant need of in-kind donations of new and gently used clothing and accessories for teens, in addition to school supplies, hygiene items and financial assistance. It presently serves more than 2,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 43 high schools throughout Clark County, plus five additional schools and counting in Northern Nevada.
For more information about Project 150 and its programs, visit www.Project150.org, or call (702) 721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 2,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 43 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.