Las Vegas Urban League ‘Feed the Need/ Fuel Drive’ Program Receives Major Boost with MGM Resorts’ $20K Donation
Las Vegas – Las Vegas Urban League has received a $20,000 donation from MGM Resorts International in support of the “Feed the Need/Fuel the Need Drive 2022” program that assists families facing financial challenges in purchasing groceries and gasoline.
One hundred qualifying families, 50 Early Childhood Connection (ECC) and 50 Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants, are receiving a $150 gift card usable at Sprouts, Albertsons and Smith’s grocery stores and a $50 gas card usable at any Chevron location.
MGM Resorts is making the donation in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty in all forms and ending hunger by achieving food security, improving nutrition and ensuring healthy lives by promoting well-being for all age groups.
“During these challenging times, where the prices for groceries and fuel continues to rise, our families are struggling,” Director of Human Resources Andrea Fleming of the Las Vegas Urban League said. “Las Vegas Urban League and MGM Resorts are both very committed to making a difference in elevating and positively impacting our communities. We are very grateful for MGM Resort’s generous donation, and look forward to working together again on our future charitable goals.”
The Women Infants and Children (WIC) program offers nutritional education instructions on maintaining proper diets and ways to lead healthier lifestyles by changing poor eating behaviors and teaching individuals how to take control of their lives by stopping smoking and increasing physical activity. WIC also offers classes on breastfeeding and the advantages it provides for a newborn’s health and wellness.
Early Childhood Connection (ECC) provides partial monetary assistance to families in need of childcare who otherwise couldn’t afford these services. The program also offers a Family, Friend and Neighbor Registration Program for parents who qualify, based on income that allows a family to register a family member, friend or neighbor to supervise their child or children. Additionally, this program connects families with community resources that include Welfare services, food, clothing, infant supplies and much more.
Both the Las Vegas Urban League and Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs are 501c(3) programs funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
The Las Vegas Urban League Administrative Office is located at 2480 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website is www.lvccul.org.
The Las Vegas Urban League ECC is located at 2470 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.childcarelv.org.
Las Vegas Urban League WIC has two locations: 6480 W. Flamingo Road, Suite B, Las Vegas, phone (702) 227-1573 and 3320 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 50, Las Vegas, phone (702) 476-9561. The WIC website is www.wiclv.org
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