Project 150 Opens Second Location To Better Serve Las Vegas
High school students in Las Vegas now have even more resources available to them, thanks to a local nonprofit organization.
Project 150 has been serving the Las Vegas community since 2011. It was founded by two local businessmen, Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. After they heard that there were 150 homeless students at a local high school who needed help over Christmas break. Since then, the organization has helped more than 7,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students. Their efforts have spread to more than 75 of our local high schools.
And now Project 150 can help even more students in Clark County. They have announced the opening of their second location, at 2605 E Flamingo Road between McLeod Drive and Eastern Avenue. The new 7,700 square foot building welcomed members of the community this month to a ribbon cutting. And Project 150 is helping even more students with a variety of resources.
Project 150 is providing these necessities so that kids in school can focus on what they should be focusing on. Like school, graduation and their next steps in life. Resources available to local high school students include free food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, and shoes. The new location is home to a second Betty’s Boutique. Which is where local high school students can shop for free clothing and more in a boutique-style setting with volunteer shopping assistants.
And beyond the tangible supplies, Project 150 helps students get on the path of being successful after high school. With programs focused on college scholarships and workforce readiness. The new location includes offices, a student education and empowerment center, and warehouse space. All of which will help the organization further their mission.
Executive Director Kelli Kristo joined Talking Solutions this month to give details about the organization and their new location. As well as information about upcoming fundraising events and their plans for the holiday season.
Original Air Date: September 3, 2023.