Las Vegas (March 13, 2018)—
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced a volunteer initiative during the its 2018 national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE in Las Vegas. The initiative benefits local underprivileged high school students.
ICBA, in partnership with Project 150, will collect donations and high-demand items, including school supplies, personal toiletries and clothing to help more than 6,400 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high-school students. These donations will obtain basic necessities, with the ultimate goal of encouraging them to stay in school.
“Community bankers are always looking for ways to uplift members of their community and support our youth,” said ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp, president and CEO of ValueBank in Corpus Christi, Texas. “So, when the opportunity arose to work with Project 150 in tackling the serious issue of homelessness we were eager to lend a hand. It’s the right thing to do and aligns with community bankers’ tradition of giving back. We’re honored to assist Project 150 in their critical mission.”
Project 150 is a non-profit dedicated to helping homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students, graduate from high school through the provision of gently used clothes, nonperishable food, school supplies, and other personal necessities.
“With the help of our generous volunteers, Project 150 has been able to offer vital critical support for at-risk students, giving them everyday supplies that many take for granted, while providing a supportive pathway for achieving their education aspirations,” said Meli Pulido, executive director at Project 150.
For more information about Project 150, visit www.project150.org
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