Lee, Langlois, and Associates Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Financial Services Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

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Lee, Langlois, and Associates Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Financial Services
Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

Funds to benefit the organization’s children’s literacy programs

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (January 31, 2019) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) has been selected by Lee, Langlois, and Associates Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Financial Services as the recipient of a $25,000 grant to adopt William Ferron Elementary School for the 2018/19 school year.

Funds support two key literacy programs aimed to instill a lifelong appreciate for books. 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 the whole family to choose a book to take home.

“Providing these students and their families with our programs will surely set them up to a big and bright future,” says Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. “Having the support of generous community partners like Lee, Langlois, and Associates is a another big step towards advancing childhood literacy in Nevada.”

“Books and literacy give children joy, imagination, and confidence that provide lifelong advantages,” says Reneé Langlois, Associate Vice President at Lee, Langlois, and Associates. “We are honored to partner with such a noble organization in Spread the Word Nevada and are excited to support Ferron Elementary.”

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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Samantha Picazo 702-564-7809 x109
spicazo@spreadthewordnevada.org

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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Media Contact
Samantha Picazo 702-564-7809 x109
spicazo@spreadthewordnevada.org