Our friends at Project 150 are at it again!
When the holidays come, most high students celebrate a break from books and teachers. But for some 11,000 Clark County School District students who are homeless, displaced or disadvantaged, it is a time of stress because school is often the only place they have to find their next meal.
Project 150 is gearing up to provide 1500 local high school students and their families hearty meals for both Thanksgiving & Christmas and they need your help! They’ve asked the community to help meet the demand by donating and challenging friends to sponsor a student and their family with a donation of $25. Each holiday meal package will serve a family of four.
The local nonprofit that provides these high school students with basic necessities throughout the year will be assembling the Project 150 holiday meal boxes with volunteers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at Landsberg Orora, the organization’s packaging sponsor, 6625 Arroyo Springs Street, Suite 140, in Las Vegas.
“We believe in giving back to our community and Project 150 has given us the opportunity,” said Jimmy Sanford, operations manager for Landsberg Orora. “There’s no better way to support the youth of Las Vegas than to team up with this great cause.”
Project 150 will repeat this effort Dec. 16 and 17 to provide Christmas meals for homeless high school students and their families; ultimately providing 12,000 holiday meals. To contribute and join the effort to “Feed it Forward,” contact Project 150 at (702) 721-7150 or visit the website, www.project150.org. 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 Nevada businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had 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 2,500 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 44 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.