LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students with basic necessities, is kicking off the new school year by hosting a free back-to-school teen shopping day at the Zappos.com Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Held indoors with no waiting in the summer heat, any high school student with an ID can shop for new clothing, shoes, school supplies and hygiene products, and receive a free haircut.
“We’re grateful for this continued partnership with Zappos to help disadvantaged high school students in our community,” said Meli Pulido, Project 150 executive director. “This is a critical time for them and we must ensure they have the support that they need to start the school year with confidence and continue their education.”
Project 150 is in constant need of donations of new clothing, shoes, and heavy duty backpacks for high school students, in addition to school supplies, hygiene items and more. It presently serves more than 3,300 registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 78 high schools throughout Nevada.
For more information or to learn how you can help, visit www.Project150.org or call (702) 721-7150.
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 registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 78 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college and workforce readiness and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.