Direct Care to Kids Initiative Expands Reach to Nonprofits Serving At-Risk Youth

Partnership Between The Public Education Foundation, Spread The Word Nevada and Communities In Schools of Nevada aims to provide children hygiene products, books, academic materials with convenient and safe “drive-thru” service

The goal of Direct Care to Kids is to help meet basic immediate needs relative to prevent students from falling further behind academically. The initiative provides books and educational materials to students, so they may continue learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic while schools are closed. While recipients include students who are considered most at-risk and case managed by Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) site coordinators at high poverty schools throughout Southern Nevada, the program is now being expanded to local nonprofit organizations who serve families with school-age children.

Kits include:

  • An age appropriate book for readers at elementary grade levels PK-5 donated by Spread the Word Nevada
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) workbooks for various ages donated by The Public Education Foundation
  • Other items which may include dental kit, hygiene kit, school supplies and activity worksheets

To request kits please complete the donation form here.

Nonprofits requesting kits will need to pick up kits from Spread the Word Nevada located at 1065 American Pacific Drive Suite 160, Henderson, NV 89074. An email confirmation will be sent to the person completing the form and Spread the Word Nevada will contact you to schedule your pickup.