For Immediate Release

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 to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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