Currently, the local economy is suffering and taking a very heavy toll on some of the most vulnerable in our community. Several weeks ago, 8 News Now featured a segment on school children and was heartbreaking to see the conditions affecting the less fortunate.
The story featured a group of hairdressers that wanted to help children who can’t afford even the most basic of PERSONAL necessities, including haircuts and shampoo.
The story went on to say that Nevada’s SNAP program, or food stamp program, does not cover the costs for these items. With that in mind, the news producer, Dan Landson, saw a need to help, enlisted the support of some friends and now we are seeking your support.
The Clark County School District created the “Sparkle and Shine” campaign to provide for the collection of personal hygiene items and the distribution to students through school nurses and Title I schools (low-income schools).
The program is seeking contributions of travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, lotions, body wash, bar soap, or cash donations.
Contributions of any size are welcomed and appreciated. Currently, there are two drop-off locations, with more on the way. See below to drop off any product donations. All cash contributions should be in the form of a check, payable and mailing information is below.
We will make sure everything gets to the right place.
Donations May Be Dropped Off Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.:
Community Management Group
3360 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Or Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.:
Success Equation 5
5556 S. Fort Apache, Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89148
If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks are welcome:
Checks Payable to:
School-Community Partnership Program
Be sure to attach a letter saying it is for hygiene products
Mail Checks to:
3228 Channel 8 Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89109