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Nathan Adelson Hospice Holds Back-to-School Supply Drive to Benefit its ‘Families in Need Program’

July 1, 2017 by  

Nathan Adelson Hospice Holds Back-to-School Supply Drive to Benefit its ‘Families in Need Program’
Nathan Adelson Hospice
, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is collecting items for its annual ‘Back to School Supply Drive’ to help local children in the 2017/2018 school year. 

From now through Aug. 7, the hospice locations will serve as drop-off points for much-needed school supplies for children in its Families in Need Program, which assists families utilizing hospice care for loved ones. Additional drop off locations in the valley are Gaudin Ford and Gaudin Porsche.

School supplies needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Tissue boxes
  • Colored pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Rulers
  • Binders
  • Paper towels
  • Zip lock bags

Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at one of the following Nathan Adelson Hospice locations:  4141 Swenson St. off East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas; 3150 N. Tenaya Way at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue, on the third floor of the MountainView Medical Office building in Las Vegas; and the Pahrump office at 2270 E. Commercial Rd., Suite A/B; Gaudin Ford at 6625 Roy Horn Way and Gaudin Porsche at 6800 Redwood St., Las Vegas. All donations will be delivered to the families or schools prior to the first day of classes on Aug. 14.

“We at Nathan Adelson Hospice are committed to supporting community members and helping children who have been part of our Families in Need program,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “We greatly appreciate any business partners and others in the community who would like to donate and help these wonderful youths.”

The Families in Need Program provides immediate resources for necessities such as food, clothing or paying a utility bill. In many cases, hospice patients do not have time to wait for assistance; for them, every minute counts. The Families in Need Program allows dollars to be disbursed swiftly for urgent patient needs. The program reflects a commitment to adding more life to the patients’ days.

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for nearly 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. For more information, visit www.nah.org.

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