Lee Canyon’s 3rd Annual Spread the Warmth Coat & Sock Drive supporting Project 150 is in its final days. People can donate new socks and new or gently used coats now through close of business on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at three partner locations:
Powder & Sun
4555. S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas
REI Boca Park
915 S. Rampart. Blvd., Las Vegas
2220 Village Walk Dr., Henderson
Project 150 is a local nonprofit assisting homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Clark County. In 2019, Nevada had the second-highest percentage of unaccompanied youth who were unsheltered. California ranked first but only by a tenth of a percent. And according to Kelli Kristo, executive director of Project 150, the problem in Clark County is worse than ever, with many kids having been the head of household since they were 10 years old. In the most extreme cases, they are younger.
“When kids have the proper clothing for winter, they can focus on learning. Now, these kids are facing additional stress due to COVID,” says Kristo. “Eliminating worries like coats and socks, items they often don’t have, is critical.”Spread the Warmth Coat & Sock Drive is part of Lee Canyon’s “Play it Forward” community give-back initiatives. “Lee Canyon believes that initiating efforts to help local youth is critical to the wellbeing of our city. It’s a big driver behind the creation of Play It Forward,” says Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing. Lee Canyon’s winter season opening day is slated for early December, weather permitting.
For information on summer activities and winter season pass options, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.