Help Communities In Schools of Nevada During National Volunteer Week - April 18-25

Friday, April 16, 2010 General News
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LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISNV) is looking

to engage members of the community during National Volunteer Week next week. This signature event of Points of Light Institute celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation. Communities In Schools of
Nevada
is developing a special National Volunteer Week project and will be organizing a community wide clothing drive during the week to help them provide warm weather school uniforms for at-risk students.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is looking for community groups to collect gently used clothes of any size. Through a partnership with Goodwill, Communities In Schools then turns these donations into vouchers for families to use to purchase uniforms and other needed goods at Goodwill stores. It's easy and fun!

"Many of our families do not have the money to purchase new school uniforms for their children.  As the weather turns warm, many of our students are forced to wear long sleeved shirts and pants which makes it very uncomfortable and difficult to concentrate on class work," noted State Director, Louise Helton. "If we can provide these families with vouchers to Goodwill, they can purchase appropriate clothing and their children can focus on learning."

Communities In Schools of Nevada will be accepting used clothing starting Monday, April 19th through Friday, May 28th. To get more information about how you can help, please contact State Marketing Director, Carolyn Wheeler, (702)339-8516 or by email at Carolyn@cisnevada.org.

About Communities In Schools of Nevada: Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in more than 3,200 schools, in the most challenged communities, in 26 states, and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves nearly 1.4 million young people and their families every year. Communities In Schools has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

SOURCE Communities In Schools of Nevada



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