LAS VEGAS – Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for Project 150’s upcoming anniversary celebration, which will help raise funds to support the nonprofit’s programs and services for more than 6,300 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.
Funds raised at the event will help Project 150 provide food, school supplies, clothing, hygiene products, and more to students in over 59 high schools statewide.
“This event is a great opportunity to not only celebrate Project 150 but also invest in our students and help them achieve their goals in life,” said Meli Pulido, Project 150 executive director. “Every dollar raised goes directly toward helping our students overcome obstacles and succeed.”
The event will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 6-10 p.m. at The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Ct., Las Vegas, 89103. Happy hour is scheduled from 6-8 p.m., followed by a silent auction, raffle and entertainment from 8-10 p.m.
Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at www.project150.org. Sponsorships are also available at the $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 levels. An anonymous donor is matching donations made to Project 150.
Project 150 student and Youth Council scholarship recipient Theresa Butler will speak at the anniversary event about the impact Project 150 has made on her life. Butler was homeless while in high school and has overcome many obstacles in life. With the help of the Project 150 scholarship program, she is now majoring in social work at UNLV.
Media is invited to attend the anniversary event. Theresa Butler and Meli Pulido will be available for interviews before and during the event. Please RSVP to Tyler Richardson, B&P Public Relations, 702-372-9919.
For more information about the event, Project 150, or to make a donation, 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 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 6,300 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 80 schools in Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life.