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 celebrating a large donation of more than 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies from the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Las Vegas.
“We have exceeded our initial goal of 3,000 backpacks and supplies,” said 2019 WCR President Lisa Waldeck. “The council has been working very hard over the last seven months to achieve this overwhelming outcome. We are excited to give back to such a worthwhile nonprofit in our community in which we live, work and serve.”
Project 150 representatives, including Executive Director Kelli Kristo and Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Chapter, will pick up the backpacks and supplies from Waldeck and other WCR board members on Tuesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Home Loans, at 8945 W. Russell Road, Suite 210, just east of the 215 Beltway.
Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) President Janet Carpenter and CEO Wendy DiVecchio are also scheduled to participate in the donation ceremony.
This large donation will help Project 150 with its “Fifth Annual Back-to-School Shopping Event” scheduled at Betty’s Boutique from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students must register at Project 150.org.
For more information about Project 150 or to make a donation, visit www.project150.org. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
The Women’s Council of REALTORS® Las Vegas is an affiliate of the GLVAR.
About the GLVAR
GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 14,000 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.LasVegasRealtor.com.
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 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high-school students in more than 61 schools in Southern 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.