Las Vegas Sands has announced that it will continue its multi-year engagement with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth with a $300,000 commitment to help the region’s most vulnerable youth.
With this grant, the organisation will be able to improve services and pursue long-term solutions to help make youth homelessness rare, brief, non-recurring, and equitably addressed.
Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Sands said: “We are deeply committed to impacting the incidence of youth homelessness in the Las Vegas Valley, and NPHY has been our strategic and valued partner in leading that charge.
“Our continued investment is representative of the tremendous results we’ve seen NPHY achieve for our community’s vulnerable youth, as well as its leadership in developing long-term solutions to address the issue. This partnership has been one of the most impactful Sands Cares initiatives we’ve undertaken.”
Sands’ commitment will go toward expanding and supporting critical NPHY programmes, as well as providing resources to improve organisational competence and boost housing capacity for homeless kids.
Sands Cares has donated more than $1.77 million to NPHY since highlighting teenage homelessness as a main goal in 2015.
Arash Ghafoori, executive director of NPHY. said of the latest donation said: “Without Sands we would not have been able to establish the movement and summit – yet Sands’ involvement as a catalyst behind expansion of our offerings is much deeper than these most visible programs.
“Sands has helped us grow our back-end infrastructure to sustainably support program expansion – a crucial component to successful nonprofit management that is often overlooked.
“The company has served as a true partner in the fight to end youth homelessness in Southern Nevada, not only as a donor, but as an investor and thought partner in our work to move the needle on this devastating issue in our community.”