Project 150 to Provide 4,400 Christmas Meals to CCSD High School Students
Project 150 to provide Christmas meals for homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students and their families at Clark County School District (CCSD) High Schools
By: Project 150
Project 150 will distribute Christmas meals to high school students and their families in need at 28 CCSD high schools.
Project 150 has filled more than 120 volunteer spots to help assemble and package 1,100 meal boxes at their local volunteer center. Each meal package will serve a family of four.
This year the need is greater than ever, last year we provided meals for 3,880 people at Christmas, so we ask the community to help meet the demand by donating and challenging friends to sponsor a student and their family for only $25.
Meli Pulido, Executive Director of Project 150, said, “There is an overwhelming hunger increase in school age children. Project 150 assists in meeting the needs of over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students in area high schools. I challenge the community to step up to sponsor Christmas meals for these students.”
WHEN: Wednesday, December 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Meal Assembly)
Thursday, December 18th (Meal Deliveries to the high schools)
WHERE: Wednesday, December 17th, Meal Assembly will take place at the Project150 Volunteer Center, 6211 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Thursday, December 18th Meal Deliveries scheduled to 28 high schools between 9am and 1pm
INTERVIEWS: Don Purdue, Project 150 Co-Founder/President and volunteers will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.
Project 150 fed 4,600 during Thanksgiving by delivering 1,150 meal boxes to high school students.
Project will also serve as an emergency assistance agency for high school students who may need food, clothing, shoes, toiletries, or other necessities during the school winter break.
About Project 150: Project 150 is a non-profit charitable organization founded in December 2011 by two Nevada Natives, Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur, both graduates of Clark HS, who heard of 150 homeless students at Rancho High School. Since then, Project 150 provides food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, and other special requests to over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students. Project 150’s goal is to collaborate with schools and community organizations to maximize resources and allow students to focus in achieving graduation. Project 150 currently serves over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students at 38 high schools in Southern Nevada and four in Reno.