Las Vegas Rotary Club Grants Spread the Word Nevada $25,000

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Las Vegas Rotary Club Grants Spread the Word Nevada $25,000

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (May 15, 2018) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $25,000 grant from the Las Vegas Rotary Club. This is the fourth consecutive year Las Vegas Rotary Club grants a generous donation to STWN to advocate for childhood literacy. This grant allows the nonprofit to continue two literacy programs – Kids to Kids and Breakfast with Books at Will Beckley ES.

Since Spread the Word Nevada’s inception in 2001, 54 schools have been adopted and more than 505,000 youth have been served throughout Southern Nevada.

“The Las Vegas Rotary Club’s continued support of our programs speak volumes to its commitment to our community,” says Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “By also lending their time and effort as mentors for our Books and Buddies program, the Rotarians truly go above and beyond as community partners.”

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.

“In Spread the Word Nevada, the Las Vegas Rotary Club has found a committed partner to help our club fulfill its mission to ‘Teach Youth to Succeed through Literacy, Education, and Life Skills Development,’” says Michael Gordon, Las Vegas Rotary Club President. “Without STWN, we would not have seen the increased levels of parent engagement and completed monthly reading logs from the students. Together, we are making a difference for the future of Nevada.”

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

About the Las Vegas Rotary Club
In 1923, a group of community minded business leaders chartered the first Rotary club in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Rotary Club. In our 95 years of Service Above Self our club has had many notable accomplishments. These include the construction of many Boy Scout huts; the establishment of Doolittle Park and the “Las Vegas Rotary Club Kid’s World” at Gowan Park; fundraising for the establishment of a library in Las Vegas; and sponsoring additional Rotary clubs, among many others. Our Club has been actively involved in service projects with a focus on children including “Santa Clothes,” a long standing annual event aimed at providing clothes and mentoring for local children from several organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army and two local elementary schools. As a member of Rotary International, our club also participates in many worldwide humanitarian projects such as the Corazon Superbuild in Tecate, Mexico, polio eradication, clean water and sanitation, and schools in Third World countries. For more information on our club, please visit www.LasVegasRotary.com.

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Media Contact
Samantha Picazo
(702) 564-7809
spicazo@spreadthewordnevada.org

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

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

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Media Contact:
Samantha Picazo
(702) 564-7809
spicazo@spreadthewordnevada.org

Spread the Word Nevada Announces Two New Board Members

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Contact: Vicki Soares
702-203-0002

Spread the Word Nevada Announces Two New Board Members

Las Vegas (December xx, 2017) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the state is growing its Board of Directors by adding two new members.

Joining the Board of Directors are Chad Leavitt and Crystal Lone. Leavitt is the Chief Accounting Officer for Findlay Automotive Group. Lone is the CEO of Lone Mortgage.

“I am thrilled that both Chad and Crystal are joining our robust Board of Directors,” said STWN Executive Director Lisa Habighorst. “They each bring a very dynamic and community minded point of view to the group and we are elated to continue to expand our reach and awareness.”

Current Board Members include:
Chairman of the Board – Jean LaPlaca, Majestic Realty Co.
Vice Chairman – Michelle Allison, The Allison Law Firm Chtd.
Secretary – Lindsey Slanker, October, Inc.
Treasurer – Angelo Ruccia, KG&R Bookkeeping Solutions
Thelma Abril – Entravision Communications
David Berkowitz – US Bank
Carol Cline-Ong – MDL Group
Ryan Draney – Children’s Community Advocate
Vic Gallo – American Gaming Systems
Kris Hanson – Capco Tile
Kris Hipwell – Children’s Community Advocate
Chad Leavitt – Findlay Automotive Group
Crystal Lone – Lone Mortgage
Jeanette Schneider – U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Monte Smith – Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada
Kurt Trombetti – Enviro Safe Pest Control

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 4.2 million gently used and new books to approximately 497,000 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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