On Tuesday, July 21, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation and LVMPD Office of Community Engagement hosted a press conference at LVMPD Headquarters for the 2020 LVMPD Back to School Initiative. Funded by the LVMPD Foundation and community sponsors, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada Medicaid, and United Way of Southern Nevada, the initiative will provide 10,000 backpacks and other school supplies to local students in Southern Nevada.
“This initiative was designed to help alleviate some of the financial burdens for those families affected by COVID-19. So many of our students are eager to get back to school, and we don’t want them to worry about what backpack they’re going to wear or what school supplies they may need when they return,” said LVMPD Sergeant Jason Santos.
All 10 area commands will distribute backpacks with supplies between July 22 – August 8 in their corresponding neighborhoods. The following dates and locations can be found below:
LVMPD Area Command Distribution Schedule
July 22 – Convention Center Area Command Harbor Island Apartments, 370 E. Harmon Ave.
July 23 – Enterprise Area Command: John R. Hummel Hummel Elementary School, 9800 Placid St.
July 23 – Spring Valley Area Command: Cashman Park, 4622 W. Desert Inn Rd.
July 25 – Summerlin Area Command: Pirates Cove Corridor, Luna St.
July 26 – Northwest Area Command: Águilas Church, 5355 Madre Mesa Dr.
July 29 – Northwest Area Command: Mater Academy of Nevada, 3445 S. Mountain Vista St.
July 30 – Northeast Area Command: Bob Price Community Center, 2050 Bonnie Ln.
August 3 – Downtown Area Command: Veteran’s Village (Shared Village), 50 N 21st Street.
August 4 – Bolden Area Command Liberty Baptist Church, 6501 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
August 6 – Downtown Area Command: Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.
August 4, 5 and 6 – Southeast Area Command: 17 Elementary Schools and Boys and Girls Clubs
August 8 – South Central Area Command: Mobile Distribution