Village of Hope Las Vegas Give Hope Celebration to be held with special guests Governor and First Lady Sandoval

VOHLogoLAS VEGAS - Village of Hope Las Vegas (VOH), a local charity offering an afterschool program at Whitney Elementary School, will celebrate its recently received 501(c)3 non-profit status at the Give Hope Celebration with special guests Governor and First Lady Brian Sandoval. The cocktail fundraising event will be held at Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, in the One Six Sky Lounge on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Give Hope Celebration will raise money to help fund programs at VOH, which relies on community support to help more children succeed in the classroom and beyond. There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, along with a performance by some of the Village of Hope students. Cost to attend the event is $50 per person, which can be paid through PayPal on the VOH website,, or at the door the night of the event.

“We are excited to celebrate our newly received non-profit status,” said First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, President of Village of Hope Las Vegas. “This will allow us to truly make a difference in the lives of many children in the Las Vegas Valley.”

Village of Hope Las Vegas is an afterschool program located on site at Whitney Elementary School that provides wraparound services to students and their families. These services are offered to remove barriers and help their families be successful in the academic and social arenas. VOH and Whitney Elementary work very closely with students and their families providing an environment that is safe and warm, giving them positive and healthy alternatives to gangs, drugs, violence, and destructive behavior.

Services offered at VOH are an extension of services provided by Whitney Elementary School, which include but are not limited to: Case Management, After-School Tutoring, Credit Retrieval, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Emergency Financial Assistance, Crisis Intervention, Job Training, Family/Parenting Classes, ESL Classes, Mentoring, Youth Empowerment Programs, Self-Esteem building activities, Education through Arts and Crafts, and referrals as needed.