Bluepoint Solutions Continues Support of Local School Children Through the Assistance League of Las Vegas
–196 mile relay, month-long shoe drive cap year of giving to Operation School Bell-
Henderson, Nev.—Dec. 19, 2012—Bluepoint Solutions today announced its sponsoring of a month-long shoe drive in support of the Assistance League of Las Vegas’s Operation School Bell program. The November shoe drive concludes a cumulative year of support for Operation School Bell, which also included participation in the 196 mile Las Vegas Ragnar Relay, an employee fundraiser and the donated time of Bluepoint volunteers.
Operation School Bell provides clothing and other school supplies for the children of low-income families in the Las Vegas area. Starting in November, Bluepoint partnered with neighboring Henderson businesses in a month-long shoe drive in support of the charity. Bluepoint employees, along with employees from Oh My Dog! dog grooming and SinCity Crossfit South, gathered brand new children’s athletic footwear, with Bluepoint matching each contribution by donating one pair of shoes for every two pairs collected. In all, nearly 100 new pairs of shoes were donated.
Also in November, Bluepoint employees and their families raised nearly $2,000 for Operation School Bell by participating in the 196 mile Las Vegas Ragnar Relay across the Las Vegas Valley. Over a 40-hour period encompassing two days and one night, each member of the 12-runner Bluepoint team ran seven to 26 mile stretches, enduring piercing ice and gusts of wind up to 60 miles per hour. The relay was comprised of more than 6,000 runners from 572 teams who traveled to race from 45 states, Washington D.C. and three provinces in Canada.
About the relay, Bluepoint employee Jennifer Borusiewicz said, “The race was such a challenging experience; mentally, physically and emotionally. With such wonderful and supportive teammates it was truly a once in a lifetime event to be a part of, and I’m grateful to Bluepoint for the opportunity. Even through our various injuries and exhaustion we were able to persevere and cross the finish line together.”
Throughout the year, Bluepoint has matched employee contributions to Operation School Bell, with total donations reaching $2,100. In addition, Bluepoint employees have also periodically volunteered their time during the year to help students sort through supplies and pick out new school clothes, toiletry items and schoolbooks at the Operation School Bell warehouse. In a summer fundraiser, Bluepoint employees donated clothing and housewares to the League’s thrift store. Thrift store sales help to provide funding for Operation School Bell, as well as the other programs sponsored by the Assistance League.
For more information on how you can support the Assistance League of Las Vegas and Operation School Bell, visit www.allv.org.
About Assistance League of Las Vegas
Assistance League of Las Vegas has been serving the community for more than 30 years. The organization was chartered in 1979 as the 63rd chapter of National Assistance League®. The Las Vegas chapter is composed of more than 400 members, who volunteered over 33,000 hours last year in support of philanthropic programs. The chapter is an all volunteer organization with no paid staff. Monies raised through the chapter’s fundraising activities are used for its philanthropic programs and are tax deductible.