29 June 2017
“Fill the Bus” for Nevada Children

Nevada State Bank® is continuing its support of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) by helping collect school supplies at branches in the Las Vegas Valley, Washoe County and Elko from July 10 through August 3.

Every year CIS collects school supplies in its “Fill the Bus” drive to help equip students with the basic tools they need to be successful in the coming school year. In the 2016-2017 school year, they filled nine school buses with backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies to distribute to more than 54,000 students in 52 schools throughout Nevada.

Please consider picking up a few of the school supplies listed below, and drop them off at your local Nevada State Bank branch by Thursday, August 3.

  • Backpacks (for all ages)
  • Number 2 pencils (regular and mechanical)
  • Binders (1 or 2 inches)
  • Pocket folders
  • Markers and highlighters
  • Crayons and colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks and white glue
  • School uniforms (elementary and middle school): navy or white polo shirts, khaki or navy pants, jeans
  • Gift cards to be used for supplies or uniforms

CIS of Nevada is the local affiliate of Communities in Schools, the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. In its resource centers inside public schools, CIS coordinators assess students’ needs and provide the resources they may be lacking, including tutoring and academic assistance, access to healthcare, and take-home food packages to make sure they have enough to eat on the weekends.

They also provide backpacks, school supplies and clothing to students whose families cannot afford to buy them. The annual “Fill the Bus” drive helps ensure that the resource centers are fully stocked with everything from crayons for kindergarten students to binders for high schoolers. Having access to these school supplies may make the difference between success and failure for a student in need, so providing that access is a great investment in the future.

Many Nevadans are concerned about our state’s high school graduation rate, which is among the lowest in the country. CIS is working to help Nevada schools improve that number by connecting students and their families with community assistance. CIS partners with social service agencies as well as businesses like Nevada State Bank that provide donations and volunteers. For the past seven years, the Bank has provided monetary support for CIS of Northeast Nevada’s programs, including hunger prevention, case management, school supplies, and financial literacy training.

CIS wants to make sure every child is empowered to stay in school and achieve in life. Your support, whether donating money or supplies, is invaluable to students struggling to overcome the many barriers to education caused by poverty.

For more information on CIS, please visit https://www.cisnevada.org/.

 

The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice. Any views expressed in this article may not necessarily be those of Nevada State Bank, a division of ZB, N.A.

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