LVMPD Foundation Funds 1,000 Backpacks For Local Students
Over 1,000 backpacks will be dispersed to Clark County school children thanks to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
As the new school year approaches, the LVMPD Foundation is gearing up to support students in Las Vegas with their Back-to-School initiative. Collaborating with the LVMPD Office of Community Engagement and the 10 LVMPD Area Commands, the foundation will pick up the backpacks — filled with school supplies — at Walmart, located at 4505 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102. This heartwarming initiative aims to alleviate financial burdens for families and foster positive community-police engagement in the region, according to a press release from the police department.
LVMPD Foundation and Metro Team Up to Aid Local Students
The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 1, starting at 8:30 a.m. On that same day, the 10 LVMPD area commands will distribute the backpacks and essential school supplies throughout their respective neighborhoods, the press release states. This outreach effort is a key component of building trust and rapport between law enforcement and the communities they serve. By supporting students with the tools they need for academic success, the LVMPD Foundation helps create a stronger sense of unity and support within the local community.
The Back-To-School initiative is made possible by the generous sponsorship of community partners, including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Solutions, Health Plan of Nevada—a UnitedHealthcare company, and private donors. A $50.00 donation will fund a premium backpack filled with essential school supplies for students in need in Southern Nevada, the press release said.
Sponsoring Students for Success: How You Can Make a Difference
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this noble cause by sponsoring a student for $50.00, supporting ten students with a $500.00 contribution, or even sponsoring an entire classroom with a donation of $1,500.00. To make it convenient, individuals can easily contribute by texting “GIVE” to (725) 217-1807.
The LVMPD Foundation’s Back-to-School initiative not only lightens the financial load for families preparing for the new school year but also demonstrates the power of collaboration and compassion within the community. By supporting the education and well-being of local students, this initiative plays a crucial role in ensuring that every child has access to the resources they need to succeed academically. Together, through these positive community engagement activities, the LVMPD Foundation and its partners strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of students and their families in Las Vegas.