Community Service Committee Update – October 2023

As the leaves begin to change colors and the air becomes crisp, we are excited to bring you our NAIOP Fall Newsletter filled with several exciting events and donation opportunities coming up this holiday season!

Throughout the month of October, our committee focused on gathering donations for the upcoming Helping Hands Food Drive. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a local non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens and their families. We’ve asked our members for new non-perishable, canned/dried goods, pastas, snacks, and paper items for donation. We collected a ton at our October Breakfast Program.  If you missed donating, the Amazon Wish List is still live: SCAN HERE TO ORDER TODAY!

The committee is gathering onsite at the Helping Hands Warehouse to help assemble emergency packages for their home bound seniors who are in need this month.

The committee will also be partnering with Communities in Schools for the annual Thanksgiving Family Meal Collection and delivery. The committee will be collecting food and monetary donations that will be used to provide families their Thanksgiving meals and stock their pantries for weeks to come. This is a really fun event for committee members and their companies who decorate each of the boxes and fill to the brim with nonperishable food and then meet at the Walter V. Long Elementary school with nearly 40 meals donated. Together, we are making the difference in the lives of those in need.

We love celebrating the achievements and contributions of our members!

The committee recently wrapped up yet another successful Back to School Drive for Hollingsworth Elementary. Amazing job to our entire community on yet another successful drive. The group collected over 150 backpacks and numerous supplies as well as $1,077 in monetary donations that will support the students of Hollingsworth Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year.

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the Communities in Schools Scholarship Application Fundraiser and Knots Tied Down Donations, which aided in collecting donations for scholarship applications as well as gently used professional attire. Together, we were able to raise over $2,100 in donations for Communities in Schools that will assist graduating high school students offset the cost of college application fees, as well as heaps of gently used business attire for these students. In addition, the group collected 650 pieces of professional clothing for Knot Tied Down Donations. Your generous donations will aid students and teachers this school year and beyond!

Thank you for being a part of our community. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to sharing more exciting news and volunteer opportunities with you in the coming months.

Contact any committee member for more information about past or upcoming events and how you can take part in the committee.

Check out our recent events here.

Megan McInerney

Associate Vice President | Las Vegas – Office Division
Colliers International
(702) 836-3700 |

Lauren Willmore
CBRE | Industrial & Logistics
(702) 369-4825 |