For Immediate Release
Anonymous Donor to Match up to $5,000 in Giving Tuesday Now Donations to Spread the Word Nevada
Funds to Help Non-Profit Buy New Books for Students Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (April 30, 2020) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) announces an anonymous donation match of $5,000 through the Giving Tuesday Now campaign, celebrated on Tuesday, May 5.
As an emergency response to the estimated 140,000 Nevada students without access to online learning opportunities, the children’s literacy nonprofit continues to provide books to children and families in need. Donations through Giving Tuesday Now will allow STWN to purchase new books to safely deliver to homes in Nevada.
“It’s important now more than ever to get books into the hands of children in Nevada,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “Our community comes together on this day and every day to make sure these kids are reading and learning to provide a brighter future for themselves and our state.”
For every $2 raised, Spread the Word Nevada can purchase one brand new book to place into the hands of an at-risk student. With the addition of this generous gift, every dollar raised will be matched to provide double the number of books going out into our community.
Giving Tuesday Now was designed to drive an influx of grassroots generosity and support for communities and nonprofits around the world facing this unprecedented crisis. Contributions of any size can be made here.
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 5.5 million gently used and new books to approximately 575,000 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.
Samantha Picazo 702-564-7809