Spread the Word Nevada Partnered With Local Entertainers, Community Leaders, High School Students and Businesses Bringing Guest Readers to its Adopted Schools

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Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (March 18, 2014) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the State, is extending a huge thank you to more than 140 of its guest readers during Nevada Reading Week: March 3-7.

The nonprofit collaborated closely with Win-Win Entertainment in securing  20 guest readers including Graham Fenton and Jeff Leibow of Jersey Boys, Maren Wade of Vegas! the Show, veteran dancer Jennifer Romas, The Quad headliner Jeff Civillico, auctioneer Christopher Axelrod, Monica Heuser of Menopause the Musical, and many more!

“We were thrilled to partner with Spread the Word Nevada to help provide them with readers from the Las Vegas entertainment community,” said Jeff Civillico, Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment and Las Vegas Headliner. “It was a great opportunity for performers to get hands-on and give back to our local community.  And from the reactions I’ve received from our performers, the experience was just as fulfilling on their end as it was for the students!”

In addition, employees from companies including Bank of America, SuperPawn, Sands Corporation, NV Energy, The Point 97.1 FM, Children’s Author Sarah Hoover, as well as students across several high schools and Spread the Word Nevada Board of Directors members all participated in this very important week promoting literacy and the joy of reading books. More than 223 classes were visited across the nonprofit’s 29 adopted elementary schools. For a complete list of the STWN adopted schools please visit http://spreadthewordnevada.org/adopted-schools

“This was such an exciting week for Spread the Word Nevada, our guest readers and especially for the students across our adopted schools,” said STWN Co-Founder and Special Projects Director Laurie Hartig. “What better way to validate the importance of reading than through the eyes of professionals and older students who grew up with the magic of books. Nevada Reading Week is a great motivator for children to read!”

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 2.6 million gently used and new books to approximately 343,000 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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Media Contact

Vicki Soares

(702) 203-0002

Vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org

Looking for Books

Are you looking for a way to really make a difference in your community?  In order for Spread the Word Nevada to continue to help at-risk children we need more new and gently used children’s book.  So start cleaning out your children’s book shelves. Think about possibly hosting a book drive at your work or maybe gets your child’s Cub Scout, Brownie group or sports team interested in collecting.

If you’re interested in coordinating a book drive please contact Debbie Sandusky at (702) 715-5688.

We are specifically looking for new or gently used children’s books – and with your donations we will continue to inspire children … one book at a time!

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12th Annual Storybook Gala Benefitting Spread the Word Nevada Children’s Literacy

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Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (September 17, 2013) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the State will honor The Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation at the 12th Annual Storybook Gala on Sept. 28. Guests attending this “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” evening will help advocate for the at-risk  youth in Southern Nevada by supporting Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs. To date, more than 325,000 at-risk youth and their families have been served.

Who: 

Spread the Word Nevada celebrates 12 years of providing literacy programs serving at-risk youths at the annual storybook gala.

What:

12th Anniversary Storybook Gala – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Honoring the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation.

When: 

Saturday, September 28

5:30 p.m.: Cocktails, Library of Dreams Raffle, and Silent Auction

7:00 p.m.: Dinner, Program, Entertainment and Live Auction items

Media Welcome: Contact – Vicki Soares (702) 203-0002

Ticket Purchase: Contact – Christina Bailey (702) 564-7809

Where:

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Lando Ballroom

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South Map

Las Vegas, NV 89109

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 2.5 million gently used and new books to approximately 325,000 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.

Vegas Seven – Best Nonprofit 2013

Best of City 2013 Winner - Best Nonprofit

It was approximately one month ago that we were voted the Best Nonprofit in the City by Vegas Seven Magazine’s Best of the City 2013 Awards – and what a month this has been! Thank you Southern Nevada! We have been greeted with such positive phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook messages, Tweets and lovely hand written notes. We can’t express how grateful and honored we are to be awarded this great recognition and to be in the company of many well deserving nonprofits!

We are inspired daily and it is with the support of this community, our donors, Board Members, Advisory Council, staff, volunteers, friends and family that allows us to reach such great achievements!

Our ded­i­cation to advanc­ing early child­hood lit­er­acy by plac­ing books into the hands and homes of chil­dren within South­ern Nevada’s at-risk, low income com­mu­ni­ties has and will always be our number one priority!

Thank you again Southern Nevada!

 

New Location, Additional Faces and a New Website

As we reflect on the first half of this year, we have lots to be grateful for and to celebrate! In January, we moved all operations under one roof to our new 5,000 square-foot facility located at 1075 American Pacific Drive, Henderson NV 89074. It’s convenient and spacious – and allows us to host many groups, team builders and individuals looking to volunteer.

We also added two new members to the growing Spread the Word Nevada team – Program Assistant Mary Jane Stewart and Director of Marketing and Communications Vicki Soares.

And who doesn’t like a makeover? Our website recently went through a redesign and we are elated to show it off. A special thank you goes out to Jay Summers for his web developing talents and time.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think – we always like feedback! And please be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.