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Assistance League of Las Vegas Sanford & Co

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Assistance League of Las Vegas is a philanthropic organization that provides programs and services to enrich the lives of children in need.Our programs are:Operation School Bell, Kids on the Block, andAssistance League Community Outreach

Target demographics: Low income children (grades K-8) in Clark County Nevada

Geographic areas served: Clark County, NV

Programs: Operation school bell provides annually new clothing to title one students in the clark county school district. Clothing includes new jackets, shoes, two outfits, socks, underwear, hygiene kit and a book. If the child is in a uniform school we give them two uniforms and a weekend outfit. These items were provided to over 8300 children from families with extreme need. Program hope high assists clark county high school students who are at risk, encouraging them to stay in school. We provided them with sleeping bags, bus passes, fast food gift cards, bath towels, washcloths, and personal items. We assisted 417 high school students. For make a difference day we collected reading books that were distributed to the elementary schools in clark county.

community programs/identifies and fills needs in clark county through short and long term programs including: 1)assistance league closet/provides emergency clothing to students attending at risk, and low income schools. In addition, the auxiliary supports als closet by donating clothing items to at-risk schools. 644 new and 70 slightly used items were donated to allv in 2013/2014. 2)bear program/provides stuffed teddy bears to traumatized children through local agencies. These bears are used to give comfort and help children communicate. Rose warren volunteer program to assist the teacher as needed in the classroom setting. Layette program/provides layettes to low income expectant parents. Number of recipients for the above programs was over 8,200.

pocket books program provides approximately 104,000 pocket books to 120 schools annually. There are 18 copyrighted titles of pocket books which are written (in both english and spanish), illustrated and published by auxiliary members. They are small enough for the children to take home and read with their families.

1)angels assistance program provides the following: a. 100 tray favors to two (2) area hospital pediatric wards seven (7) times per year for major holidays. These goodie bags include coloring books, crayons, crafts and puzzles for children hospitalized during the holidays of halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, valentines day, st. Patricks day, easter and the 4th of july. B. Memory boxes are delivered to six (6) area hospitals which are given to families who have suffered the loss of a newborn. The memory box contains (1) a hand-made gown and bonnet which are made for different sized infants; (2) a book on grief in both english and spanish; and (3) a hand-made angel pin. 132 memory boxes were delivered to the hospitals in 2013/2014. C. Shadow buddies are dolls provided to area pediatric oncologists to give to children who are scheduled to undergo a procedure so the doctor can explain what the child can expect, and the child is allowed to keep the buddy with them during treatment. Approximately 80 delivered in 2013/2014. D. Approximately 300 blankets and 300 health care kits are provided to hospitals to give to indigent mothers who have given birth in the hospital. 2)kids on the block puppets provides skits on issues of physical, emotional and cultural differences to third graders.

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