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Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway

Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway

Yesterday, Equality Nevada hosted a Pack the Bag Book drive, filled with backpacks and food supply bags donated by Health Plan of Nevada and Spread the Word Nevada. More than 225 bags were distributed to students in need.

Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway
Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway

Informational booths and resources were also available by the following organizations: Discovery Children’s MuseumThe Rape Crisis CenterProject 150Vegas Women’s FestSpread The Word NevadaLeaders in TrainingUNLV School of Public HealthNevada Minority Health and Equity CoalitionMingo Health Solutions Behavioral Services, Inc., and The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.

Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway
Equality Nevada Backpack Giveaway

The nonprofit recognizes know that our youth are growing up not knowing the important people in history and it is their goal to have the educational curriculum changed in Nevada to include that. Equality Nevada is a non-profit charity and advocacy organization. They fight for civil rights, using all of our resources to secure full equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and advocate achieving fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Nevadans regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

The next Book-a-Bag Give-away, is August 15 at the new Henderson Equality Center, from 10a.m.-2 p.m.  More than 225 bags will also be given out that day which includes non-profit resources, books for reading, tickets to Cowabunga Bay, SeaQuest and more.   

Equality Nevada, which shares space at the New LGBTQ Center in Henderson, will also be co-hosting an event to promote National Coming Out Day and to have the Grand Opening that got postponed due to the current Covid-19 safety guidelines.  The event will take place at the new Henderson Equality Center, on October 11. For more information call 855.955-LGBT or visit the website at www.HendersonEqualityCenter.org