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It turns out, having the right school supplies can be the dividing line between success and failure for kids in pursuit of an education, the best preparation for the future. Research shows that when kids don’t have the right school supplies, they are more likely to skip school, decreasing their chances for success at school. Skye Canyon is hosting a back-to-school supply drive benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell, July 15 – 22, 2019.

It’s estimated that roughly 12,000 students in grades K – 12 in the greater Las Vegas area need of things like clothing and school supplies. Operation School Bell is a program offering at-risk youth access to these essential items. Donations can be dropped off at Skye Center (10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Dr.) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As part of its Skye Serves program, Skye Canyon will match all donations. Supplies needed include:

backpacks glue sticks spiral notebooks
scissors loose leaf paper small three-ring binders
colored pencils pencils thumb drives
composition books pencil boxes/pouches tissue boxes/packets
crayons pocket folders unworn children’s sneakers
calculators rulers erasers

Make an outing out of it with friends! Everyone who makes a donation receives a voucher for a specialty Starbucks coffee from Skye Bistro, so you can enjoy coffee on the patio after dropping off your donation.

To learn more about Skye Canyon’s Skye Serves program, click here. To learn more about Assistance League Las Vegas, a nonprofit that has served Las Vegas for 40 years, click here.