Vegas Golden Knights Foundation Grants $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

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Vegas Golden Knights Foundation Grants $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada
At-Risk Students Receive the Gift of Reading

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (December 5, 2018) – Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) celebrate the adoption of Red Rock Elementary School, where each student receives books to build their home library. The $50,000 Leaders for Literacy Sponsorship includes Full Immersion Literacy Services:

  • Kids to Kids, Spread the Word Nevada’s flagship program, puts books into the hands of at-risk children to build home libraries. Each student at Red Rock ES receives a book once a month to expand their selection of books at home to read.
  • Books & Buddies aims to improve the reading and comprehension skills by partnering at-risk children with volunteer mentors acting as reading companions. Mentors provide their “buddy” the much needed individualized attention to enhance classroom literacy efforts which are, unfortunately, often absent from the child’s home environment.
  • Breakfast with Books is a family literacy program that encourages reading as a household activity. Each program consists of a light snack, story time, raffle, and most importantly the opportunity for both children and parents to select a new book.

“We are grateful the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is as passionate as we are about fostering literacy in Nevada,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “The Golden Knights and STWN only do things in a BIG way, so partnering to change the lives of 800 children with our programs makes perfect sense!”

“The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is excited to work with STWN in support of building literacy among Nevada families, says Vegas Golden Knights president, John Coogan. “We’ve been extremely impressed with the great impact that STWN is delivering throughout Southern Nevada and are honored to help carry that impact to the students and families of Red Rock Elementary School.”

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 542,000 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Vicki Soares 702-564-7809
vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org

The Eugene & Patricia Buckley Family Foundation Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

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The Eugene & Patricia Buckley Family Foundation Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada
Funds to benefit the organization’s children’s literacy programs

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (November 30, 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $25,000 from The Eugene & Patricia Buckley Family Foundation. The generous grant, in memory of Megan V. Buckley, is for the adoption of Sister Robert Joseph Bailey Elementary School for the 2018/2019 school year.

Funds support two literacy programs at the elementary school: Kids to Kids, the organization’s flagship program, and Breakfast with Books, a family literacy program.

Kids to Kids puts books into the hands of children so they may build home libraries. Five new and gently used books are selected at this kick-off celebration, and then, once a month, one additional book is selected to take home. Breakfast with Books increases the awareness and importance of reading as a family activity. Each program consists of a light snack, story time, raffle, and most importantly the opportunity for both children and parents to select a new book.

“The Buckley Foundation’s generosity is greatly appreciated by Spread the Word Nevada and the students at Sister Bailey,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “Bringing books and our literacy programs to this school will greatly improve the lives of students and their families.”

“Spread the Word Nevada’s passion and sincerity for promoting early childhood literacy is a perfect match for our Buckley Family Foundation’s goal of supporting young readers in the Las Vegas community” says Thomas Buckley, Buckley Foundation President.

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.6 million gently used and new books to approximately 513,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Nevada’s Leading Children’s Literacy Nonprofit is Expanding its Mission to Washoe County

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Nevada’s Leading Children’s Literacy Nonprofit is Expanding its Mission to Washoe County
Nonprofit to adopt two elementary schools on November 8, 2018

Washoe County, NV (October 25 , 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the leading children’s literacy nonprofit serving Southern Nevada since 2001 is expanding its Mission to Washoe County.

STWN will roll out its flagship programs, Kids to Kids and Breakfast with Books with its first two school adoptions on November 8, 2018. Kids to Kids is a monthly distribution of new and gently used books for students to develop their very own “keep at home” library of books to learn from, share with their families and instill a deep appreciation of reading. Breakfast with Books is STWN’s monthly family literacy program to help instill the importance of reading together as a family activity. On adoption day, students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. Every month from there on, students will continue to receive book distributions.

To commemorate the market launch, STWN plans to adopt two elementary schools on November 8th:
Greenbrae ES located at 1840 4th St, Sparks, NV 89431 and Cannan ES located at 2450 Cannan Street, Reno, NV 89512.

“Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs are an avenue to reach at-risk children and their families and open up boundless possibilities for their future through the gift of reading,” said Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “Expanding our Mission to Northern Nevada has been a dream of ours for years, and now we are finally making it a reality! We have a lot of work ahead of us and are eager to recruit and engage volunteers, generate book drives, grow and serve the Northern Nevada community!”

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.7 million gently used and new books to approximately 515,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (775)-507-7007. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Vicki Soares 702-203-0002
Vicki@SpreadTheWordNevada.org

Kasner Family Foundation Grants $20,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

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Kasner Family Foundation Grants $20,000 to
Spread the Word Nevada

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (May 30, 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $20,000 grant from the Kasner Family Foundation to continue providing its literacy programs to Gordon McCaw Elementary School.

This grant has been awarded for the third year supporting Kids to Kids and Breakfast with Books. Kids to Kids is a monthly distribution of new and gently used books for students to develop their very own “keep at home” library of books to learn from, share with their families and instill a deep appreciation of reading. Breakfast with Books is STWN’s family literacy program to help instill the importance of reading together as a family activity.

“For another year, the Kasner Family Foundation provides hundreds of children and their families with books and we are grateful for their generosity,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director.

Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs are an avenue to reach at-risk children and their families to strengthen the place we call home and open up boundless possibilities for their future through the gift of reading.

“We’ve always been impressed with Spread the Word,” says Alison Kasner. “Starting as a grassroots concept and becoming a major organization addressing the literacy needs of at risk students in our community, aligns with our Foundation’s mission.

“Having the opportunity to connect STW with McCaw STEAM Academy students and the phenomenal work of the administration, teachers and staff, was an easy decision,” Kasner continues. “We are thrilled to be a small part of the amazing work to change the lives of the children and their families.”

About Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.5 million gently used and new books to approximately 505,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Samantha Picazo
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Spread the Word Nevada Announces Two New Board Members

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Contact: Vicki Soares
702-203-0002

Spread the Word Nevada Announces Two New Board Members

Las Vegas (December xx, 2017) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the state is growing its Board of Directors by adding two new members.

Joining the Board of Directors are Chad Leavitt and Crystal Lone. Leavitt is the Chief Accounting Officer for Findlay Automotive Group. Lone is the CEO of Lone Mortgage.

“I am thrilled that both Chad and Crystal are joining our robust Board of Directors,” said STWN Executive Director Lisa Habighorst. “They each bring a very dynamic and community minded point of view to the group and we are elated to continue to expand our reach and awareness.”

Current Board Members include:
Chairman of the Board – Jean LaPlaca, Majestic Realty Co.
Vice Chairman – Michelle Allison, The Allison Law Firm Chtd.
Secretary – Lindsey Slanker, October, Inc.
Treasurer – Angelo Ruccia, KG&R Bookkeeping Solutions
Thelma Abril – Entravision Communications
David Berkowitz – US Bank
Carol Cline-Ong – MDL Group
Ryan Draney – Children’s Community Advocate
Vic Gallo – American Gaming Systems
Kris Hanson – Capco Tile
Kris Hipwell – Children’s Community Advocate
Chad Leavitt – Findlay Automotive Group
Crystal Lone – Lone Mortgage
Jeanette Schneider – U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Monte Smith – Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada
Kurt Trombetti – Enviro Safe Pest Control

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 4.2 million gently used and new books to approximately 497,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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