Community Members Asked to Drop off Donations through February
LAS VEGAS – In an effort to collect new socks for the homeless and other disadvantaged community members, SilverSummit Healthplan announced today it has partnered with The Center to hold a “Sock Drive” until the end of February. The donated new socks will be distributed in hygiene kits during routine monthly distributions put on by staff from The Center and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Those who would like to donate are asked to drop off new pairs of men’s and women’s socks during normal business hours at one of three locations:
– SilverSummit Healthplan – 2500 N. Buffalo Dr., Suite 250, Las Vegas NV 89128
– The Center – 401 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101
– The Just One Project – 711 North Rancho Drive, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89106
“Many times people don’t realize the need others have for basic hygiene products, socks and undergarments,” said SilverSummit Healthplan President & CEO Eric Schmacker. “SilverSummit Healthplan is an avid supporter of multiple community-based organizations that assist our community and our neighbors. This sock drive is one of the many ways we try to help others and make an impact in their lives.”
Following the collection of socks, SilverSummit Healthplan and The Center will compile new hygiene kits that will be given to individuals in need throughout the Valley starting in March. The kits will also contain hygiene products and referral resources as well as important health and Medicaid information from SilverSummit Healthplan.
“We value our collaborative efforts with partners like SilverSummit Healthplan to help those in unfortunate circumstances,” said The Center’s Chief Operating Officer Brian Hosier. “When we distribute these kits every month, the recipients are truly happy to see fresh socks and other hygiene products that they seek. Making a difference in their lives is a real blessing.”
About SilverSummit Healthplan
SilverSummit Healthplan is a managed care plan that delivers quality health insurance to the people of Nevada. Established in 2017, SilverSummit is committed to improving the health of its members through focused, compassionate, and coordinated care. SilverSummit’s active community evolvement reaches beyond physical and mental health. We are dedicated to improve the quality of life, one person at a time. SilverSummit Healthplan is a diversified healthcare organization that offers healthcare services through Nevada Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information on SilverSummit, you may visit www.silversummithealthplan.com.
About The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)
For over 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ+ individuals and underserved populations in Nevada. It functions as the heart and home of the LGBTQ+ community by making connections, delivering programs, and providing a safe space for health and wellness, social services, arts and culture, advocacy, and community building. Ongoing Center programs support LGBTQ+ youth, adults, families, seniors, vets, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, it is proud to offer the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQ issues for victim advocacy. For more information on how The Center empowers everyone to thrive in Nevada, please visit https://www.thecenterlv.org.