Las Vegas, NV – The Charles Marshall Foundation is supporting local nonprofit organizations and Clark County School District (CCSD) schools through their Community Promise Day of Giving, Wednesday, November 20. The Foundation is providing these schools and organizations, which include Nevada PEP, Baby’s Bounty, Make A Wish® Southern Nevada, and two CCSD schools, the Las Vegas High School and the Will Beckley Elementary School, with much-needed supplies to keep programs running.
Each of these schools and organizations have very different sets of needs for keeping their programs running in support of the education and health related Clark County community needs, and all have been hit with budget cuts. The Charles Marshall Foundation is built on the mission of supply banking for nonprofit and health organizations, and public educational institutions. “When supplies for programs in our community are needed, The Foundation purchases and delivers them to the organization,” says Rena Loughton of The Charles Marshall Foundation.
The Foundation has provided $50,000 worth of supplies to Clark County schools and organizations each year for the last three years. This Community Promise Day of Giving is providing nearly $23,000 worth of much-needed supplies.
A significant gift of a Crossfit® Women’s Gym for Las Vegas High School is being donated to assist the school in providing the necessary equipment for their women’s athletic teams. At a cost of nearly $9,000, the school’s funding didn’t include this training necessity. “I am very excited about adding the Crossfit® Women’s Gym to the Las Vegas High School campus,” said Debbie Brocket, Las Vegas High School Principal. “This gym is going to provide the opportunity for the females on campus to get the same health benefits from weights and fitness as the males have been getting for years through their gym. It is vital that both girls and guys find the love of fitness when they are young, as it is a life choice that they will carry with them into the future.”
Supplies provided to Nevada PEP, a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities, included computer equipment and software. “Nevada PEP was in great need for new computers. When we asked The Charles Marshall Foundation for help, they generously responded to our request by donating six new computers to our organization. These new, more efficient computers with up-to-date software give us the capability to reach more families and helps us to meet our mission,” says Stephanie Vrsnik, Community Development Director. The needs of Nevada PEP were so immediate, The Charles Marshall Foundation delivered their computer equipment before this big day, said Loughton.
Other supplies donated to the recipients include teaching supplies to The Will Beckley Elementary School, backpacks full of necessities for kids and their parents for Make A Wish® Southern Nevada, and supplies for new and needy mother’s to take care of their infants for Baby’s Bounty.
“In kind donations like this one allow us to continue our mission to assist babies born into low income families. Every month, 2,500 pieces of clothing, accessories and gear go out to more than 60 infants to ensure that they thrive,” Said Kim Amato, Baby’s Bounty Founder and Executive Director.
The Charles Marshall Foundation has been serving Nevada since 2010, expanding educational and health related opportunities for children and adults by supplying sustainable provisions to public schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations. “We believe every person in our community deserves the chance to lead a healthy and productive life, and we’re here to assist the community in making that happen,” said Loughton.