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14th Annual 'Be a PAL Community Service Day'
Published on Sun, Nov 18, 2012 (6:06 p.m.)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Andy Flores, Victoria Bonner, and Eduardo Perez, Student Chairpersons
Robert Bray, Advisor
Cellular Phone: (702) 327-6915
Fax: (702) 948-5539
LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL PAL PROGRAM’S
“BE A PAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY”
The 14th annual “Be a PAL Community Service Day” sponsored by the PAL (Partnership at Las Vegas Program) Program at Las Vegas High School is set for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 20th. A reception will take place at 7:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas High School cafeteria (6500 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89142).
Following the reception, 135 PAL students will scatter to 17 non-profit organizations for a day of community service.
In previous years, PAL students painted residents’ rooms at the Nevada State Veterans Home, distributed boxes of food to families affected by HIV at Saint Terese Center, completed landscaping for Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America, read to children with developmental delays at Easter Seals, and worked in the thrift store at Las Vegas Rescue Mission. No job was too grubby, tedious, or difficult. We want this year’s event to be bigger and better, and we want to work even harder.
Non-profit organizations confirming their participation include:
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Clark County Commission District D Thanksgivings
Clean the World
East Valley Family Services Senior Commodities
Habitat for Humanity
Las Vegas Catholic Worker
Operation School Bell
Safe Nest Donation Center
Spread the Word Nevada
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
The Animal Foundation
The Public Education Foundation
The Salvation Army
The Shade Tree
Vegas Roots Community Garden
The PAL Program at Las Vegas High School is the oldest Career & Technical Education program of its type in Southern Nevada. In preparation for demanding careers, PAL students complete semester-long, weekly, unpaid internships at nearly 80 public and private sector job sites including: Las Vegas City Hall, hospitals, pharmacies, The World Market Center, and the Regional Justice Center.
Chairpersons for the student-planned event are Andy Flores, Victoria Bonner, and Eduardo Perez