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Nathan Adelson Hospice Locations to Serve as Drop-Off Points for ‘Back to School’ Supplies

Published on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 (1:27 p.m.)

(Las Vegas) – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is once again stepping up to help students this next school year. From now until Aug. 18, the hospice’s locations will serve as drop-off points for much-needed school supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools.

“Many schools unfortunately suffer from a lack of funding, and a large number of students can’t afford many of the basic school supplies, ” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “We have assisted Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools for several years and understand the importance of partnering together to enhance educational efforts as much as we can.”
Among school supplies needed are:

Backpacks
Paper
Crayons
Markers
Scissors
Erasers
Glue sticks
Tissue boxes
Colored pencils
Pocket folders
Rulers
Binders
Paper towels
Zip lock bags


Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at one of the following Nathan Adelson Hospice locations: 4141 Swenson St. off East Flamingo Road; and 3150 N. Tenaya Way at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue, on the third floor of the MountainView Medical Offices building. The donations will be delivered to the schools prior to the first day of classes on Aug. 25, 2014.

Fisher said Nathan Adelson Hospice adopted Robert L. Taylor Elementary School in 2009 after a prominent school educator, Cliff Kehoe, became a patient at the hospice. He was a dedicated educator and supporter of at-risk students, and Fisher promised him that “his work would continue to flourish” even after his passing in April 2009. The Nathan Adelson Hospice team expanded their efforts to include Sunrise Acres Elementary School in 2010.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.

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