Having the right school supplies can make a big difference for kids as they pursue their education. Research shows that children with the appropriate school supplies can improve grades, creativity, attitude towards learning, behavior, and self-image – increasing their chances for success at school.
This upcoming school year, perhaps more than ever, students in Clark County are in need of school supplies. Skye Canyon is inviting residents and the public to help the students in this community by donating to its Back-to-School Supply Drive, benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell.
Supplies needed include backpacks, scissors, thumb drives, calculators, pencils, crayons, notebooks, erasers, rulers, washable markers, glue sticks, folders, and paper. New and unworn children’s athletic shoes are of particular need. For a complete list of supplies needed and more information click here.
Throughout the week of July 13 – 19, 2020, as part of its Skye Serves charitable program, Skye Canyon will match all donations up to $2,000. Even more, donate for a sweet treat. The final day to donate to the Back-to-School Supply Drive is Sunday, July 19 which is also National Ice Cream Day. Drop off $5 worth of school supplies at any time during the supply drive and keep your receipt to redeem it for a free ice cream bar from Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream truck parked at Skye Center on July 19 from 6-9 p.m.
Drop off locations are as follows:
Drive-Thru Farmers Market on July 17th
Smith’s Marketplace Skye Canyon
Despite the shortened 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19, Operation School Bell provided new clothing and other essentials to 7,426 students in need. It’s estimated that roughly 12,000 students in grades K-12 in the greater Las Vegas area are in need of things like clothing and school supplies.