Students Receive Early Holiday | Charity
Kids at one southern Nevada elementary school got an early holiday thanks to the generosity of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association.
The organization delivered more than 200 bags of gifts to Manuel J. Cortez Elementary School Thursday for their annual Bags of Cheer event. The bags were customized for the children with shoes, shirts, toothbrushes, and other holiday goodies. This is the third year in a row that the tourism industry group has stepped in to help kids at the school.
The group worked with the teachers and staff at the school to make sure the kids who needed help were on the list. This year the LVHA added a party that included face painting, balloon sculptures and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus.
“For some of these students, this is the only Christmas gifts they receive,” LVHA president J.J. Wills said.
“Our teachers are able to spot the children who can use the extra help,” Cortez principal Ariel Villalobos said.