The valiant efforts of NAIOP Southern Nevada’s Community Service Committee and our NAIOP membership have made it possible to continue to make a meaningful impact in those in need throughout Southern Nevada during these trying times.
With the help of a local seamstress, the Committee was able to provide 1,200 protective masks for Las Vegas’s at risk community including The Cure4Kids Foundation, Street Teens, and Ronald McDonald House. The committee members really jumped into high gear to get these much needed masks together and delivered in record time.
Our Street Teens Food Drive, originally scheduled to take place April 16th at at Street Teens, had to be canceled due to Nevada’s “Stay at Home” COVID-19 restrictions. However, the committee was able to set up an online Amazon Wish List where people could make donations that would be shipped and delivered by Amazon directly to Street Teens, in a time when volunteers could not visit the center to offer aid.
We exceeded our goal! The membership donated goods totaling $3,600, which was 144% of our targeted goal of $2,500. While the goods donated helped stock the charity’s pantry for a period of time, Nevada is still in a phased recovery, and the center is still subject to limited contact. Street Teens is still in need of assistance to continue to feed and care for Nevada’s homeless, abandoned and at risk youth. If you would like to still make a donation, please click here.
Thank you to everyone who came together to make this online food drive a success. We know this is a difficult time for everyone and appreciate all of the generosity and efforts made for such a great cause.
In similar fashion, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Community Service Committee will be adjusting our usual June and July Knot Tied Down/Communities in Schools Donation business clothing drive. We will instead be conducting a monetary donation drive to raise funds that cover the costs for local high school students of low-income families to fulfill their dreams of pursuing a college education. On average education applications range from $35-$60, on average, and Communities in Schools estimates that over 40 students will need help paying for their application fees. Please join us in donating through July 31st. Click here for the donation link.
Community Service Committee Members
Patti Dillon, SIOR
Sr. Vice President
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