The Young Philanthropists Society, with United Way of Southern Nevada, celebrates giving back to kids during the holiday season.

Written by Temple Kinyon

Since 1957, the United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) has created successful partnerships with affinity groups, workplace campaigns, volunteers, and donors, all dedicated to advancing the common good in southern Nevada. Children, families, seniors, and others in need receive assistance through UWSN’s programs which focus on education, health, and financial stability.
UWSN will work alongside Young Philanthropists Society (YPS) members, as well as other volunteers, on December 2nd for their annual Holi“DAY” of Giving, which focuses on uplifting children and their families during the holidays.

“Stockings are stuffed with dental hygiene items to emphasize the importance of health,” Linasha Jerome, UWSN Director of Health and Family Engagement and YPS member explains. “More stockings are loaded down with books, goodies, and cards to focus on education at our two partner pre-school centers. And to touch on financial stability, cards with budget sheets and recipes are put together for kids and families to demonstrate the ease of affordability during holidays. Everyone gets together with a common goal.”

YPS members will also be working at Hollingsworth Elementary on December 17th, providing kids a holiday gift and encouragement that community members think and care about them. “The young leaders in YPS are truly making a difference in the lives of children in Southern Nevada,” Jerome emphasizes.

Their partnership with YPS shows UWSN’s powerful ability to bring together groups with the passion, expertise, and resources to truly “live united”. Their website, uwsn.org, serves as a hub for extensive volunteer opportunities in the region. “I truly believe in collaboration with like-minded leaders and mentors,” Jerome says. “UWSN’s web site brings everything together so users can see all their options and select which volunteer opportunity works best for them.”

YPS coordinates an extensive list of events and opportunities throughout the year. For more information or to become a member, go to uwsn.org/yps.

YPS members provide holiday gifts to the children at Hollingsworth Elementary every year through their Holi“DAY” of Giving.

YPS members provide holiday gifts to the children at Hollingsworth Elementary every year through their Holi“DAY” of Giving.

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