HomeAid Southern Nevada will host its month-long Back to School Success Drive from June 26 through July 31, collecting school supplies and personal hygiene items for Project 150, a local nonprofit that helps homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.
HomeAid’s goal is to collect 1,500 backpacks that will help underprivileged students further their education with basic necessities, such as pens, spiral notebooks, socks, underwear, and other items. Last year, HomeAid gathered close to 1,100 backpacks filled with supplies in time for the start of school in early August.
“We’re proud to continue supporting this back to school drive benefiting Project 150 and their efforts to help high school students in need,” said Patrick Spargur, executive director of HomeAid Southern Nevada. “These backpacks are a critical need for the students. With each donation, it allows us to give local students and their families more opportunities for success in school and life.”
Critical needs include:
- Flash drives
- Spiral notebooks and pocket folders
- Black ink pens and highlighters
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body soap and bath gel
- Sports bras and underwear
- Sanitary products
Visit http://support.homeaidsn.org/Back2School17 or call (702) 721-7150 for more information or for a list of donation drop-off sites. Or contact HomeAid Executive Director Patrick Spargur at Patrick@snhba.com or (702) 794-0117 extension 100.
About HomeAid Southern Nevada
Founded in 2004, HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. This mission is carried out through care days, education and awareness in the community and shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA). Since opening its doors, more than 200,000 square feet have been renovated, and more than 3,000 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers involved with HomeAid Southern Nevada. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.homeaidsn.org, call (702) 794-0117, extension 100, and follow on Facebook or 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 3,300 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 69 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college & workforce readiness and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life. For additional information about Project 150 and its programs, visit www.Project150.org, or call (702) 721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.