Clark County schools via Operation School Bell are the recipients.
Las Vegas Day School’s National Junior Honor Society students recently held their annual Tennis Shoe Drive. Students in grades Preschool through Eighth grade donated over 700 pairs of new tennis shoes to benefit Operation School Bell.
Las Vegas Day School’s Director, Mr. Neil Daseler, said, “Our school has been donating student-collected new tennis shoes annually to Assistance League of Las Vegas for numerous years. Over this time, the school has donated thousands of shoes to their Operation School Bell program which has been dressing children in need in Clark County schools since 1977. We feel it’s important to give back to the community and take pride in instilling this value in all of our students.”
Daseler went on to state, “Las Vegas Day School was founded by my parents, Helen and Jack Daseler, and is proud to be celebrating sixty years as part of the Las Vegas community.”
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 Operation School Bell.
Operation School Bell, which is one of eleven philanthropic programs that Assistance League of Las Vegas operates, serves students in need from Clark County public schools. Students referred to the program are able to choose new clothing and shoes, and are provided with a hygiene kit and school supplies.