Skye Canyon’s Back-to-School Drive Delivers Nearly $4,000 in School Supplies to Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell

Skye Canyon’s third annual school supply drive benefitting Assistance League Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell program held July 15-22, 2019 generated donations valued at nearly $4,000, including a match by Skye Canyon. Each year, Operation School Bell gives more than 8,000 at-risk K-12 students in Clark County an opportunity to excel by providing much-needed school supplies and shoes. Research shows that kids who do not have sufficient school supplies are more likely to skip school, thereby decreasing their chances of success.

The school supply drive is a part of the award-winning master-planned community’s Skye Serves program that since its inception in 2016, has raised over $60,000 for 10 nonprofit organizations in Las Vegas.

Assistance League Las Vegas is an all-volunteer organization that has served the Las Vegas community for over 40 years. The nonprofit’s 400 members volunteer more than 48,000 hours per year to support local families with an emphasis on helping children in need. Operation School Bell is its signature program, allowing K-12 students to “shop” for brand new clothing and other items needed for school.

“We extend our thanks to all of the residents who contributed to this year’s drive. Through Operation School Bell, more students will have an opportunity to succeed,” said DC Graham, chief marketing & development officer for Olympia Companies. “Assistance League Las Vegas’ work supporting local youth is valuable. We commend their dedication to this cause.”

About Skye Canyon

Skye Canyon is a 1,000-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive. Offering entry-level, move-up and luxury neighborhoods for individuals, couples, families and active adults who share a passion for outdoor activities, wellness and immersive living. Skye Canyon includes unique amenities like Skye Canyon Park that features Skye Center, the community’s social hub with an open-air bistro and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and Skye Fitness, a state-of-the-art workout facility and outdoor junior Olympic size swimming pool that is exclusive for residents. Among the many other amenities offered are designated bike lanes and an extensive network of hiking and walking trails. Shopping, office space, and gaming will be offered at Skye Canyon, which at build-out will include 6,500 home sites.

Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC.  For more information visit www.skyecanyon.com or connect with Skye Canyon on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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