Home / Press Releases / Skye Canyon Hosts Back-to-School Drive Benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell July 16-23, 2018

Skye Canyon hosts a back-to-school supply drive benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell program July 16-23, 2018. Operation School Bell supplies local at-risk students in grades K-12 with clothing items and school supplies. For this event, Skye Canyon will accept new school supplies and unworn children-sized sneakers. Donations can be dropped off at Skye Center (10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Dr.) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Donors will receive a voucher for a specialty Starbucks coffee from Skye Bistro. As part of its Skye Serves program, Skye Canyon will match all donations.

School Supplies Needed

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

Assistance League Las Vegas is an all-volunteer organization that has served the Las Vegas community for over 40 years. They have over 400 members that volunteer over 48,000 hours per year to support local families with an emphasis on helping children in need. Operation School Bell, the nonprofit’s signature program allows K-12 students to “shop” for brand new clothing and other items needed for school.

“Donating school supplies may seem minuscule to the average person but it can make a world of difference to a child in need. Students without adequate necessities often skip school but when they receive the proper supplies it inspires them to strive academically,” said Desiree Van Leer, marketing manager of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “The generosity of individuals all over the Las Vegas Valley has helped Skye Canyon raise funds and essentials for many local nonprofits but more importantly raised awareness of the wonderful work they are doing in our community.”

Skye Serves is Skye Canyon’s philanthropic program for residents and non-residents to join efforts to support local nonprofit organizations. At each event, Skye Canyon matches donations raised dollar for dollar for local charities. In less than two years, the Skye Serves initiative has raised over $50,000 for 13 nonprofit partners including New Vista, Create a Change Now, and Opportunity Village.

About Skye Canyon

Skye Canyon is a 1,000-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive. Offering entry-level, move-up and luxury neighborhoods for individuals, couples, families and active adults who share a passion for outdoor activities, wellness, and immersive living. Skye Canyon includes unique amenities like Skye Canyon Park that features Skye Center, the community’s social hub with an open-air bistro and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and Skye Fitness, a state-of-the-art workout facility and outdoor junior Olympic size swimming pool that is exclusive for residents. Among the many other amenities offered are designated bike lanes and an extensive network of hiking and walking trails. Shopping, office space, and gaming will be offered at Skye Canyon, which at build-out will include 6,500 home sites.

Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC.  For more information visit www.skyecanyon.com or connect with Skye Canyon on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.