Homeless women and children via The Shade Tree are the recipients.
Las Vegas Day School’s National Junior Honor Society students recently held their annual Linen Drive. Students in Preschool through Eighth grade donated blankets, twin flat sheets, and towels to benefit The Shade Tree of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Day School’s Director, Mr. Neil Daseler, said, “Our school has been donating student-collected new linens annually to The Shade Tree for several years. We hold the Linen Drive in early October to ensure warm blankets and other bedding arrive in time for cooler weather. The Shade Tree provides shelter to women and their children who are homeless or in an unsafe domestic environment, a very worthwhile cause. We feel it’s important to give back to the community and take pride in instilling this value in all of our students.”
One way LVDS students give back to the community is through charity drives. Las Vegas Day School’s National Junior Honor Society and Student Council conduct monthly charity drives in which the entire school can participate. Items donated by the students are given to local community charities, including The Shade Tree of Las Vegas.
The Shade Tree Shelter’s CEO, Linda Perez, said, “We are so grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of the Las Vegas Day School students. It truly touches my heart when young people learn early on what it means to give back to the community and those in need. Our staff and clients appreciate their continued support.”
The Shade Tree, established in 1989, is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and offers 24-hour accessible shelter designed to meet the needs of abused and homeless women, their children, and pets. The Shade Tree’s mission is to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance to these families in need regardless of social status. The Shade Tree provides family dorm rooms in their 38,000 square foot residential area, as well as classrooms, kitchen and laundry rooms, and a medical clinic.