Where To Donate Backpacks & School Supplies in Las Vegas
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Where To Donate Backpacks & School Supplies in Las Vegas


>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE “MORNING BLEND.” BE A PART OF THE CHALLENGE THAT GETS ALL OF OUR VALLEY KIDS READY FOR CLASS.>>HERE WITH MORE ON THE DRIVE FIRST RESPONDERS IS PARAMEDIC, MELANIE BANGLE, ROBERT VARGAS OF PROJECT 150 IS WILL WITH US, A GROUP THAT HELPS HOMELESS TEENS. GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH.>>GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS. HOW DOES THE FIRST RESPONDERS BACKPACK CHALLENGE START?>>WE GOT STARTED ACTUALLY AT COMMUNITY AMBULANCE. WE WERE CHALLENGED BY NORTH LAS VEGAS FIRE DEPARTMENT. I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS THERE. SO THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH PROJECT 150 FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW COLLECTING BACKPACKS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH, HIGH RISK CHILDREN, CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE. SO IT’S SOMETHING THAT FIRST RESPONDERS ACTUALLY DEAL WITH THESE FAMILIES ON A REGULAR BASIS. ESPECIALLY HOMELESS KIDS. WE TRANSPORT THEM TO THE HOSPITAL. WE DEAL WITH THE CHILDREN THAT ARE HIGHER RISK. SO A LOT OF THEM HAVE MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS. FOR US IT’S PERSONAL BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY GO INTO THESE COMMUNITIES, WE’RE IN THEIR HOMES AND SEE THE NEED THAT THESE KIDS HAVE. SO THE FIRST RESPONDERS BACKPACK CHALLENGE IS PRETTY MUCH US CHALLENGING ALL FIRST STOPPEDDERS. ALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE VALLEY, ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND THE OTH FIRST RESPONDERS MEDICAL RESPONDERS. EMS. FOR US IT’S PERSONAL. WE SEE THESE KIDS. WE SEE THEIR NEED. WE TRANSPORT CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND YOU CAN SEE THEIR PARENTS ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY JUST TO TAKE CARE OF MEDICAL BILLS. THEY DO HAVE SIBLINGS. PARENTS AREN’T WORKING BECAUSE THEY’RE TAKING CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN FULL TIME WHO ARE SICK. SO THERE IS DEFINITELY A HUGE NEED FOR DONATED SCHOOL SUPPLIES. ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP THESE KIDS GET A STEP UP IN SCHOOL TO BE SUCCESSFUL, ESPECIALLY THE HOMELESS TEEN-AGERS. IF WE CAN HELP THEM BE SUCCESSFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL, THEY CAN GRADUATE. THEY CAN GET SCHOLARSHIPS. THEY CAN GO ON TO COLLEGE AND THEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE HOMELESS.>>YOU SEE THAT FIRSTHAND YOURSELF ON PROJECT 150. THIS CAN REALLY HELP ACHIEVE SUCCESS.>>OVER AT PROJECT 150, WE SERVE AROUND 300 REGISTERED STUDENTS. THERE ARE SOME THAT AREN’T REGISTERED. SO WE TRY TO SERVE ALL THESE STUDENTS. WE ACTUALLY JUST GAVE OUT 1,000 BACKPACKS LAST SATURDAY. SO FAR WE HAVE OVER 300 BACKPACKS COLLECTED IN A WEEK OF THE DRIVE.>>WOW! GOOD JOB. HOW CAN PEOPLE HELP?>>SO YOU CAN GO TO ANY STORE AND BUY A BACKPACK AND THEN FILL IT WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ANYTHING THAT YOU THINK CHILDREN OR TEEN-AGERS WILL NEED. PENCILS, PENS, RULERS. THEY DEFINITELY NEED PAPER, SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS, COMPOSITION BOOKS, BINDERS, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS. YOU CAN BUY FOR TEEN-AGERS OR FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS. WE HAVE A BROAD RANGE OF KIDS FROM KINDERGARTEN UP TO HIGH SCHOOL THAT NEED THESE SUPPLIES. THEN YOU CAN DROP THEM OFF — THERE IS MANY LOCATIONS ON THE WEB SITE. YOU CAN GO TO THEIR WEB SITE AND LOOK. COMMUNITY AMBULANCE IS A PUBLIC DROP LOCATION. AT 91 CORPORATE PARK DRIVE, SUITE 120 IN HENDERSON, NEVADA. YOU CAN DROP OFF SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. WE’RE COLLECTING BACKPACKS THROUGH AUGUST 7. AND THEN THEY WILL BE GIVEN TO PROJECT 150 AND FOSTER KIDS. WE’RE GOING TO DELIVER THEM TO.>>NEW BACKPACKS? IF MAYBE A PARENT DOESN’T HAVE A STUDENT IN SCHOOL.>>IF THEY’RE IN GOOD CONDITION. THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ANYTHING HELPS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT PROJECT 150, IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC NEEDS.>>ANY SCHOOL SUPPLIES HELP ANY OF THE SCHOOLS. ALSO FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WE ALSO LOOK AT CALCULATORS FOR TAKING CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ALSO FLASH DRIVES. A LOT OF THINGS ARE ONLINE NOW ADAYS. SO THEM HAVING A FLASH DRIVE, IF THEY DON’T HAVE THAT, THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADUATE. THAT’S NEED WE LOOK FOR, IN ADDITION TO ALL THE SUPPLIES WE NEED HERE.>>IT’S A GREAT THING YOU’RE DOING.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>FIRST RESPONDERS BACKPACK CHALLENGE IS GOING ON NOW THROUGH AUGUST 7. THERE ARE SEVERAL DROPOFF LOCATIONS. HEAD TO THE FACEBOOK BEIGE

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