For Immediate Release: August 4, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Henderson Recreation Centers Host Back-To-School Supplies Drive
Month-Long Drive Benefits Local Elementary Schools
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a back-to-school supplies drive to benefit eight local elementary schools. Residents may drop items off in specially marked bins at all six Henderson recreation centers now through Sept. 4.
Donations will benefit the elementary schools in each center’s neighborhood. Drop-off locations include: Downtown Recreation Center (105 W. Basic Rd.) for McCaw Elementary School; Valley View Recreation Center (500 Harris St.) for Robert Taylor Elementary School; Black Mountain Recreation Center (599 Greenway Rd.) for Newton Elementary School; Whitney Ranch Recreation Center (1575 Galleria Dr.) for Thorpe Elementary School and Treem Elementary School; Henderson Multigenerational Center (250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.) for Twitchell Elementary School and Vanderburg Elementary School; and Silver Springs Recreation Center (1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.) for Gibson Elementary School.
All new classroom supplies are welcome, including pencils, colored pencils, erasers, glue sticks, loose-leaf notebook paper, dry erase markers and boards, zip-top plastic bags, paper towels, antibacterial wipes, liquid hand soap, and more.
“The average teacher spends out of pocket more than $300 each year for classroom supplies to benefit our children, and each year they are being asked to do more with less,” said Nick McLemore, Recreation Services supervisor for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This back-to-school supplies drive is a way for people throughout the community to lend support in a small, yet meaningful way. Whether it’s a pack of pencils or a bottle of hand soap, all of the items we collect will be donated to these eight schools for use in the classrooms. We want teachers to know how much we appreciate what they do.”
For additional information, call the Downtown Recreation Center at 267-4040.