My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Assistance League of Las Vegas Sanford & Co, Las Vegas, NV, USA
I am proud to be on the Board of the Assistance League Las Vegas. Following is a synopsis of the outreach programs we provide to the children of Clark County Nevada:
• The Assistance League Las Vegas' mission is to implement programs and services that enrich the lives of children in need.
• Assistance League® Las Vegas, a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, was organized in 1976 as a chapter of National Assistance League®. We do not receive any funding from our national organization. We do not receive government or United Way funding. We rely primarily on corporate and foundation support.
• Assistance League of Las Vegas is composed ENTIRELY of volunteers.
• Last year, 480 members volunteered over 37,000 hours to help children in need in the Las Vegas community.
• We have several programs addressing the needs of children in our community.
• Operation School Bell® provided new school clothing and other necessities to over 8,100 homeless and economically disadvantaged school children this past year. Without this program, these children may not have had adequate clothing to attend school.
• Assistance League's Closet, our newest program, is an on-site clothing closet, established in at-risk, low income schools, confidentially providing new clothing, underwear, socks, shoes and toiletries to children with immediate needs. We have closets in 37 at-risk schools.
• Our Bear Program provides teddy bears to firemen, police and other first responders to children in crisis. We delivered 3,600 bears to these agencies this past year.
• The Kids on the Block Puppets provide skits on issues of physical, emotional and cultural differences to third graders. Issues like divorce, bullying and ADHD are addressed in these skits. Puppeteers performed skits to 6,500 third graders. In summary, I feel that we are very much deserving of being named one of the top nonprofits for 2012.
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