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A Day On with ServeNext Las Vegas

Posted by Jerry Duchene Saavedra on January 24, 2011

 


 

Post by Daniele Monroe-Moreno:

ServeNext Las Vegas team members began their MLK Day by participating in the Annual Las Vegas MLK Day Parade. With record numbers of participants and parade attendees the fun was just beginning!

With our Community Partners, Las Vegas Centennial Optimist Club, For the Least of These Ministries, KidScape Productions, Jeffrey Simister DDS, ServeNext Las Vegas was able to provide more than 1000 new books and dental hygiene goodie bags to the children who utilize the services of the James Boys and Girls Club in North Las Vegas, an AmeriCorps Service site. We were told to expect 50 – 100 youth and we so excited to share the day with over sixty youth.

Our special guest Congresswoman Shelley Berkley was unable to attend due to illness, however her District Staff Assistant Ms. Nicole Wright was an awesome replacement. Filling the shoes of our Congresswoman Ms. Wright entertained the children with the reading of an inspiring book. A great supporter and friend of ServeNext Las Vegas, North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Anita Wood and her family assisted with the event set up, clean up and serving our little guest lunch.

Fourteen ServeNext and Community Volunteer’s along with the AmeriCorps Volunteers shared the story of Martin Luther King and how MLK Day became a National Holiday. Volunteers encouraged and assisted the children with shareing their dreams for the future in writing. The children served us with a moving “I Have a Dream” Speech and a short theatrical skit they learned from KidScape Production’s Director Ms. Marissa Filippis.

A special thank you goes out to Mr. Raul R. Gomez Jr. and his Boys & Girls Club staff for their continued service to our community and to photographer Mr. Gary McDorman for capturing the special moments. The day would not have been possible without the very generous donations from UPS Store #4987, the Optimist Club, Dr. Simister, KidScape Production, For the Least of These Ministries, Sin City Pleasure Bakery, Wal-Mart NLV-Ann Rd. Store and the Moreno Family.

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One Response to “A Day On with ServeNext Las Vegas”

  1. KidScape- Marissa Filippis said

    It was a wonderful day and a truly uplifting experience to celebrate MLK with ServeNext and the Boys and Girls Club. What a great example of many people coming together for one great purpose.

    xoxoxo
    Marissa and KidScape

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