“Filling the Bus” for Nevada Children
Each year Nevada State Bank helps CIS of Nevada by participating in a school supplies drive for students in need.
Nevada State Bank continued its support of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) by collecting school supplies at branches in the Las Vegas Valley, Washoe County and Elko this summer.
Every year, with the help of local businesses like Nevada State Bank, 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 2018-2019 school year, they collected approximately $169,000 worth of backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies, which were distributed to more than 67,500 students in 63 at-risk schools throughout Nevada. Together with cash contributions from donors, the amount raised totalled $197,000.
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.
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 eight 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,” said Nevada State Bank President & CEO Terry Shirey. “We’re also proud to support CIS in its annual Fill the Bus campaign, which covers the entire state. Having access to school supplies and assistance from CIS may make the difference between success and failure for a student in need. I believe providing that access is a great investment in the future of our state.”
For more information on Nevada State Bank’s activities in local communities, please visit https://www.nsbank.com/about-us/community/
For more information on CIS, please visit https://www.cisnevada.org/
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