Friday, July 10, 2015
HomeAid To Collect Backpacks In Summerlin® For Valley's Homeless Teens
The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of Summerlin®, is partnering with HomeAid Southern Nevada for the Back to School Success Drive. The month-long backpack drive is an effort to provide homeless and displaced high school students with the supplies they need to start off the upcoming school year. Through July 31, HomeAid is accepting backpacks, school supplies and essential living items for teenagers at drop boxes across the valley, including four Summerlin locations. The backpacks will be distributed by non-profit organization Project 150, which is dedicated to supporting the more than 1,900 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Clark County.
“The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to building a vibrant community, which includes supporting Valley wide organizations that assist in the advancement of the arts, culture, education, youth programs, the environment and overall betterment of the community,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing, Summerlin. “HomeAid is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA), and as an active member of SNHBA, we encourage everyone to join in the collection of items to help our young people who do not have a permanent place to call home and provide them with a small sense of ease that many of us take for granted.”
In addition to backpacks, needed items include standard school supplies for high-school-aged students, like binders, college-ruled paper, pens, scientific calculators and 8GB flash drives. Donations may also include essential living items such as travel size toothpaste and tooth brushes, soap, feminine hygiene products, razors, shampoo and conditioner.
“The simple gesture of a backpack with school supplies and hygiene items can make the difference between a teen in need staying in school or not,” said Caitlin Shea, executive director, HomeAid Southern Nevada. “Our goal is to provide 600 assembled backpacks and raise $8,000 for scholarships for these students.”
Donations can be made in Summerlin through July 31 at these locations:
The Howard Hughes Corporation Corporate Office: 10801 W. Charleston Blvd., 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays
Downtown Summerlin Concierge: 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas (located in the breezeway of the ONE Summerlin office tower), 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday
The Ridges Custom Homesite Sales Center: 11277 Marble Ridge Dr., Las Vegas, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays
Summerlin North Community Association: 2120 Snow Tr., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays
In addition to the month long drive, Downtown Summerlin® will host a Back to School event on July 25 where HomeAid volunteers will be on hand to collect donations of backpacks and schools supplies in the Macy’s court area from noon to 7 p.m. For more information please call 702.832.1055. To make a cash donation or to volunteer with HomeAid, visit www.homeaidsn.org or call 702.794.0117 ext. 100.
PHOTO CAPTION: Last year HomeAid Southern Nevada volunteers filled 480 backpacks. The 2014 Back to School Success Drive also raised $8,000 for student scholarships.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
About HomeAid Southern Nevada
HomeAid Southern Nevada was founded in 2004 under the guidance of Bill June of Beazer Homes. Our mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. We carry out this mission through care days, education and awareness in the community and shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA). Since opening its doors, more than 100,000 square feet have been renovated, and more than 2,000 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers involved with HomeAid Southern Nevada. For more information or to volunteer with us, visit www.homeaidsn.org, call 702.794.0117 ext. 100, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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