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We love that winter is coming. There will be slopes to shred, snow angels to make, and snowmen to build. But without the right clothing, winter can be dreadful. For roughly 6,300 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in Las Vegas, staying warm is a serious issue. A winter coat can give these teens peace of mind and, therefore, a greater shot at success in school. And we believe all kids deserve a chance. 

We’ve teamed up with Lee Canyon for the second annual Spread the Warmth winter coat and beanie drive benefiting Project 150. By donating gently used or new coats, jackets, zip-up hoodies, and new beanies, you will empower the vulnerable youth in Las Vegas and become a part of their solution.  

The drive kicks-off Saturday, Nov. 2 and runs through Friday, Nov. 29. As part of our Skye Serves program, when you drop your donations at Skye Center, we’ll donate $25 per coat, up to $5,000 to Project 150. Other drop-off locations include REI (Boca Park, 8950 W Charleston Blvd), Power & Sun (4555 S. Fort Apache Rd), and the Burton Outlet Store in DTLV (555 S Grand Central Pkwy).

 Project 150 is a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization that provides support and services for at-risk high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build a bright future. Many of the teens who utilize Project 150’s services don’t have a place to sleep at night. Others have been the head of household since they were 10 years old; in the most extreme cases they are younger.

As we enter the season of giving, let’s join together and ensure that teens in need have a wondrous and successful winter season. Stay tuned for details on our Giving Tuesday presentation to Project 150 at Skye Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3.