As you may recall we recently shared with you that Project 150 provided meals for 4,600 people during Thanksgiving by delivering 1,150 meal boxes to high school students. In a press release issued today from Project 150 they announced that they are set to provide 4,400 Christmas meals for homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students and their families at 28 Clark County School District (CCSD) High Schools this week on Thursday, December 18th. They have filled more than 120 volunteer spots to help assemble and package 1,100 meal boxes at their local volunteer center on Wednesday evening. Each meal package will serve a family of four.
This year the need is greater than ever, last year they provided meals for 3,880 people at Christmas, they have asked the community to help meet the demand by donating and challenging friends to sponsor a student and their family for only $25.
Meli Pulido, Executive Director of Project 150, said, “There is an overwhelming hunger increase in school age children. Project 150 assists in meeting the needs of over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students in area high schools. I challenge the community to step up to sponsor Christmas meals for these students.”
Project will also serve as an emergency assistance agency for high school students who may need food, clothing, shoes, toiletries, or other necessities during the school winter break.
You can help support the needs of emergency assistance by donating gift cards from dining establishments such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Panera, Pizza Hut, and Dunkin Donuts, among others, all sell gift cards, and some are available for just $1. Another option is to purchase gift cards from a supermarket. With many of these establishments offering incentives with gift card purchases for the holiday’s it’s a very simple way to make a big difference.
You can learn more about Project 150 by visiting their website at www.project150.org
About Project 150: Project 150 is a non-profit charitable organization founded in December 2011 by two Nevada Natives, Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur, both graduates of Clark HS, who heard of 150 homeless students at Rancho High School. Since then, Project 150 provides food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, and other special requests to over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students. Project 150’s goal is to collaborate with schools and community organizations to maximize resources and allow students to focus in achieving graduation. Project 150 currently serves over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students at 38 high schools in Southern Nevada and four in Reno.