For Immediate Release

United Way Women’s Leadership Council Grants $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (January, 2016) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $50,000 from the United Way Women’s Leadership Council to support the nonprofit’s literacy services at several elementary schools during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • $25,000 is being allocated for ongoing support of five Breakfast with Books family literacy programs at Dean Petersen, J.W. Jeffers, Paradise, Robert L. Taylor and Whitney Elementary Schools – serving more than 4,000 students and families.
  • $25,000 is being allocated for a new sponsorship at Robert L. Taylor Elementary School for the creation of a new Books & Buddies Mentor Center: One-on-one mentoring for struggling readers.

“We’re beyond grateful for the generosity of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council,” said Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “This donation will help us continue our literacy focused programs and services reaching thousands of students across six elementary schools.”

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.

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 3.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 435,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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