For Immediate Release

Kasner Family Foundation Grants $20,000 to
Spread the Word Nevada

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (May 30, 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $20,000 grant from the Kasner Family Foundation to continue providing its literacy programs to Gordon McCaw Elementary School.

This grant has been awarded for the third year supporting Kids to Kids and Breakfast with Books. Kids to Kids is a monthly distribution of new and gently used books for students to develop their very own “keep at home” library of books to learn from, share with their families and instill a deep appreciation of reading. Breakfast with Books is STWN’s family literacy program to help instill the importance of reading together as a family activity.

“For another year, the Kasner Family Foundation provides hundreds of children and their families with books and we are grateful for their generosity,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director.

Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs are an avenue to reach at-risk children and their families to strengthen the place we call home and open up boundless possibilities for their future through the gift of reading.

“We’ve always been impressed with Spread the Word,” says Alison Kasner. “Starting as a grassroots concept and becoming a major organization addressing the literacy needs of at risk students in our community, aligns with our Foundation’s mission.

“Having the opportunity to connect STW with McCaw STEAM Academy students and the phenomenal work of the administration, teachers and staff, was an easy decision,” Kasner continues. “We are thrilled to be a small part of the amazing work to change the lives of the children and their families.”

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 4.5 million gently used and new books to approximately 505,000 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.


Media Contact:
Samantha Picazo
(702) 564-7809