In December 2011, the founders of Project 150 heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas that were in need of support over the Christmas Break. Burdened to do something, they raised money and tangible goods for these teens. The success of the event opened doors to help reach other homeless teens. Project 150 was created out of our community’s desire to help the over 2,500 homeless high school kids in the valley.
Project 150 offers support and services to homeless and disadvantaged high school students so they can have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.
Who: Aged 10+
What: Project 150 offers a wide variety of opportunities to serve, including assistance in Betty’s Boutique, sorting donations, delivering items to local schools, and filling student requests for food, hygiene, and school supplies.
What: School supplies: pens, pencils, highlighters, paper, 3-5 subject spiral notebooks, notebook dividers, and calculators (from simplistic to scientific calculators), glue sticks, index cards, protractor & compass sets, USB flash drives, combination locks for lockers, backpacks
Food: juices, crackers, instant cup noodle soup, instant oatmeal, Jell-O, pudding, protein bars, pop-tarts, granola bars, chips – non-perishable items that can be carried, family meal essentials like rice, beans, pasta, sauces, condiments
Gently used or new Items: teen appropriate clothing
New Items: small fleece throws, underwear, undershirts, white socks, dress socks, bras, tank tops
Female Products: Personal female hygiene products, deodorants, other toiletries.