The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada will hold a pirate-themed back-to-school fair on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to 1 pm.
There will be costumed characters dressed as pirates, treasure maps leading the way to 1000 backpacks and school supplies, and community partners offering access to essential resources.
“We expect high demand for backpacks and school supplies due to inflation and rising costs affecting at-risk families,” says Donna Felix Barrows, Grants and Compliance Coordinator at The Center. “Last year we handed out 300 backpacks within our first hour, so we’ve reached out to the community to make a more significant impact this year.”
Supplies for teachers will now be available at The Center’s Back to School Bounty Fair on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. All are welcome to partake.
The Center supports a diverse and inclusive community, including the vulnerable population living in the neighborhood. They plan to serve 1000 students thanks to the support of Healthplan of Nevada, Molina Healthcare, SilverSummit Healthplan and UNLV School of Public Health.
WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: 401 S. Maryland Parkway
About The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)
For almost 30 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ+ individuals and underserved populations in Nevada. We function as the heart and home of the LGBTQ+ community by making connections, delivering programs, and providing a safe space for health and wellness, social services, arts and culture, advocacy, and community building. Ongoing Center programs support LGBTQ+ youth, adults, families, seniors, vets, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, we are proud to offer the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQ issues for victim advocacy. For more information on how The Center empowers everyone to thrive in Nevada, please visit https://www.thecenterlv.org.