Wynn Las Vegas aids students with donations to Project 150
Wynn Las Vegas socked it to ’em (we mean that literally) by recently donating 11,897 pairs of new socks to Project 150 as part of its fourth annual “Warm Feet, Happy Hearts” drive. Additionally, Wynn made an $11,897 monetary match to the nonprofit, which offers support services to more than 6,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged Southern Nevada students every year.
“Project 150 helps the leaders of tomorrow focus on what matters most — their education,” said Wynn Las Vegas President Maurice Wooden as he presented the donation at a ceremony that included students supported by the project. “We are honored to be of service to the bright and capable students of Las Vegas.”
Added Meli Pulido, Project 150 executive director: “Socks can seem like such a simple thing, but for the students we serve, socks are just as important as hats, scarves and gloves as they head into the colder winter months. Combined with the apparel donation, Wynn is giving hundreds of students more than just outfits. They’re giving them peace of mind.”
Founded in 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur — who were inspired after hearing about 150 homeless students at Rancho High School who needed support over the Christmas break — Project 150 now serves high-school students in more than 80 schools statewide. Among the provisions it offers are food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment and shoes — as well as college scholarships and workforce readiness training.