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Las Vegas Station Collects More Than $22,000 for School Supplies

Topic: Youth-Focused Initiatives
Date Posted: 9/3/2015

Meredith Corporation’s Fox affiliate KVVU-TV Las Vegas collected more than $22,000 in its "Supply Our Students Drive (SOS)," held August 12-14. This year, KVVU added a new way to give: a $15 donation provided a junior high school student with a backpack filled with school supplies, while a $20 donation does the same for an elementary school student. The Salvation Army distributed school supplies to 2,000 kids last year, but the Clark County School District identified 9,000 homeless students in the 2013-14 school year. “This partnership with FOX5 is about changing reality for people in our community,” said Maj. Kelly Pontsler of The Salvation Army Clark County. “For some, it might look like just a pack of pencils or a backpack, but to those we serve, it’s new hope for having a successful school year.”

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