COVID-19 Relief Project

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About the project

The COVID-19 Relief Project was created to establish a way for LVYP Kiwanis to help in the summer of 2020 as the Clark County School District was preparing to reopen for the Fall term. One of our members had brought needs of their school, Jerome Mack Middle School, to the club and indicated some of the potential needs for students, especially with the start of school shifting to online offerings. Our club will provide one welcome back-to-school kit to each of the 1275 students at Mack Middle School, which will include cloth masks for the students as well as educational materials to teach their families how to make more as needed. The kit includes:

  • 1 child size DIY no-sew cloth mask, in individualized Ziploc bag (for the student)
  • 1 adult size cloth mask, in individualized Ziploc bag (for the student’s loved one)
  • 1 travel-size soap bar, individually packaged
  • Educational materials (in English and Spanish) on:
    • How to properly make, wear, store, and wash the masts for reuse
    • Importance of social distancing and good hygiene practices
    • Tips and tricks for academic success through distance education
    • Basic school supplies: pencil, pen, notebook
  • 1 reusable cinch bag to store contents mentioned above

more about our the project location

  • According to the Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 database, as of 7/29/2020, there are 1,344 positive cases in the zip code 89121. This is among the top 5 zip codes in Clark County with confirmed cases. This zip code also ranks 2nd highest for the most number of cases within the last 7 days.
  • According to the Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 database, as of 7/29/2020, the Hispanic community represents 25% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in our community, 9,845 cases in total for this group. The 2nd most represented demographic only contributes to 6.2% of all confirmed cases in Southern Nevada, or 2,426 cases in total.
  • Jerome Mack Middle School is located within the 89121 zip code area. According to areavibes.com, there are a total of 1,275 students at this school, of which 987 are enrolled in the free lunch program and 113 enrolled in the reduced lunch program. 90.6% of the student population represents a non-white ethnic group, and 74.4% are Hispanic or Latino.

Ways you can help

  • In-kind donations of school supplies (notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners)
  • In-kind donations of mask supplies (for this project, we are looking for new or gently used t-shirts)
  • Volunteer your time with our club events that include planning meetings and mask-making sessions
  • Monetary contributions

For information on how to get involved in any of these ways, please contact us at lvypkiwanis@gmail.com For monetary contributions, see the options below:

Venmo: @lvypkiwanis

Facebook: click above

EVENTS

game changers fundaiser

Join as we stream for 18 hours on August 16 to raise funds for our COVID-19 relief project (all times PDT):

  • 7-9 am: twitch.tv/stupidsensei
  • 9-11 am: twitch.tv/nobodygamingtv
  • 11am-1pm: twitch.tv/chinaman5m
  • 1-3pm: twitch.tv/gungnir626
  • 3-5pm: twitch.tv//nobodygamingtv
  • 5-7pm: twitch.tv/redshieldgame
  • 7-9pm: twitch.tv//xofruitcakeox
  • 9-11pm: twitch.tv/ambinfinite
  • 11pm-1am: twitch.tv/yahmimoe