Zappos for Good Supports Spread the Word Nevada with $25,000 Sponsorship

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Zappos for Good Supports Spread the Word Nevada with $25,000 Sponsorship
Funds to benefit the organization’s children’s literacy programs

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (May 16, 2019) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) has been selected by Zappos for Good as the recipient of a $25,000 sponsorship for Howard Hollingsworth STEAM Academy for the 2019/20 school year. STWN and Zappos for Good welcomes Hollingsworth ES as the 60th adopted school in Southern Nevada.

This sponsorship allows the nonprofit to support Hollingsworth ES with the following children’s literacy programs:

  • Kids to Kids provides books for each child’s home during the school year to build a home library. 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.

All of our programs promote book ownership and fosters a love of reading in the home. Literacy needs to be nurtured because it is the foundation for a child’s success in school and in life.

“Welcoming our 60th school in Southern Nevada is another step closer to reaching every at-risk student in our state,” says Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of STWN. “We’re so grateful Zappos for Good took that step with us to support the children and their families at Hollingsworth.”

“We have a love for pursuing growth and learning here at Zappos and this program is going to help kids from our own community share in that passion through the joy of reading!” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com.

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 five million gently used and new books to approximately 548,000 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.

About Zappos.com
Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently showcases millions of products from over 1,000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture and job openings can be found at www.zappos.com/about/press-kit. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.

Media Contact
Victoria Soares 702-564-7809
vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org

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.

Media Contact
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.

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