Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in
Nevada, is helping several area youths as they gear up to go back to school.
The hospice's locations will serve as drop-off points through Aug. 24 for
much-needed school supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise
Acres elementary schools.

"Nathan Adelson Hospice adopted these schools to help them with various
in-classroom efforts and other activities," said Carole Fisher, president
and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. "We are eager to
assist the teachers and students with additional supplies as they head back
to school."

Among school supplies needed include:


.         Backpacks

.         Paper

.         Pencils

.         Crayons

.         Markers (washable)

.         Scissors

.         Erasers

.         Glue sticks

.         Tissue boxes

.         Colored pencils

.         Pocket folders

.         Rulers

.         Binders


Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at one of the following
Nathan Adelson Hospice locations:  4141 Swenson St. off East Flamingo Road;
and 3391 N. Buffalo Road near Buckskin Avenue.  The donations will be
delivered to the schools prior to the first day of classes on Aug. 29.

Fisher said Nathan Adelson Hospice adopted Robert L. Taylor Elementary
School in 2009 after a prominent school educator, Cliff Kehoe, became a
patient at the hospice.  He was a dedicated educator and supporter of
high-risk students, and Fisher promised him that "his work would continue to
flourish" even after his passing in April 2009.  The Nathan Adelson Hospice
team expanded their efforts to include Sunrise Acres Elementary School in