Allegiant kicks off partnership with communities in schools of nevada by donating 625 filled backpacks

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is proud to announce a new partnership with Communities In Schools of Nevada to provide support to struggling and disadvantaged youth in the Clark County School District. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, providing school kids with the necessary tools to stay in school and achieve in life.

„Allegiant is proud to make Communities In Schools of Nevada a focus of the company’s local charitable outreach,” said Andrew C. Levy, President of Allegiant Travel Company. „Every child deserves the opportunity and tools to succeed in school and life. Allegiant team members have passionately embraced this new partnership and are excited to provide their support to school children in the Las Vegas Valley.”

To kick off this new alliance, Allegiant employees took part in Communities In Schools’ first Clark County backpack drive. Las Vegas team members donated more than 625 backpacks filled with essential school supplies. Communities In Schools of Nevada will distribute the backpacks directly to school children who have started the 2013/2014 school year at a disadvantage.

Las Vegas based Allegiant team members have committed to supporting Clark County’s youth by tutoring and mentoring students throughout the school year. Allegiant is also a sponsor for the organization’s Harvest for Hope event taking place on Nov. 1, 2013 at the Cashman Center.

„Communities In Schools of Nevada has grown from supporting 12 schools during the 2012 school year, to 21 schools for the current school year in Southern Nevada. The majority of our student populations are low-income and high-risk of dropping out of school. In many cases, these children would not have the basic supplies they need to be successful,” said Diane Fearon, CEO of Communities In Schools of Nevada. „A child’s confidence and self-esteem are increased with a „cool” backpack over their shoulder and a notebook and pencil in their hand. The extraordinary generosity of Allegiant Travel Company means that CIS is able to meet the increased needs at an important time in our expansion of empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.”

Allegiant is honored to be part of the cities that we serve and believes in giving back. Allegiant currently partners with Make-A-Wish® to provide travel to wish destinations for the families of children suffering from a life threatening illness. In the last year, Allegiant has provided wish travel to more than 60 wish families throughout the country.

Source / Author: Allegiant