Communities In Schools of Nevada Calls on the Las Vegas Valley to Donate School Supplies for Upcoming Academic Year

The leading dropout prevention nonprofit partners with Walmart and Sam's Club to aid in back to school efforts

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Las Vegas, NV – The 2012 academic year is just around the corner and Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) is helping students gear up by partnering with Walmart and Sam’s Club to collect donated school supplies throughout the month of August.

To kick off the month long giving campaign, CISN will host family-friendly events at two Walmart locations in the Valley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first will take place on August 4 in Henderson (540 Marks St.), followed by a Spring Valley event on August 5 (7200 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy.) Families can enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, and exploring real safety vehicles such as fire trucks and police cars while learning about the services CISN provides for at-risk students in Nevada.

Collection bins will be located at checkout stations for shoppers to drop in any related items all month long. To make donating convenient for shoppers, Walmart has created a school pack that can be purchased for $21 including all the supplies a student needs for the year ahead. Sample items shoppers can purchase include pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, binders, erasers, rulers, scissors and crayons. Participating Walmart and Sam’s Club locations include:

• 7200 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy. (Walmart)
• 300 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. (Walmart)
• 540 Marks St. (Walmart)
• 8060 W Tropical Pkwy.  (Sam’s Club)
• 5200 S Fort Apache Rd. (Walmart)
• 2310 E Serene Ave. (Walmart)

The supplies collected throughout the month will be distributed to select students in need in order to be prepared for the upcoming year. Those interested in donating who don’t  have  time to shop can visit CISN’s website to make a monetary donation. All funds sustains CISN’s mission of providing support and resources to students  so they can be successful in school and achieve in life. 

For more information on the back to school supplies drive please visit www.cisnevada.org or call 702.770.7611.

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About CISN
Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and Nevada’s most effective intervention program.  The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life.  CIS of Nevada supports nearly 22,500 students over 36 school sites in Southern Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.  CIS uniquely provides the services on campus, with a full-time Site Coordinator to advocate for at-risk students at partner schools.  CIS connects community resources to children and youth using a research-proven model that decreases dropout and increases graduation.  Nationwide, CIS provides services in 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities, in 25 states and the District of Columbia, benefitting nearly 1.3 million young people and their families every year.  For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org.

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Media Contacts:
Kristin Merchant / Alison Monaghan
Kirvin Doak Communications
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