The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Shoes for Children Benefit Shoe Drive. In partnership with Assistance League of Las Vegas' Operation School Bell program, this shoe drive supports children in need throughout the greater Las Vegas area, including Clark County School District students, early learning centers, and local charities.
Donations will be accepted at all Las Vegas-Clark County Library District library branches November 15-December 31, and can be made in the following ways:
- New athletic shoes (sized to fit preschoolers through high school youth).
- Monetary donations (cash, check, debit/credit). These are turned into Payless Shoe Source gift cards and distributed to CCSD schools and early learning centers.
- Gift card donations (shoe retailers, department stores, Visa/Mastercard, etc.).
We are also excited to announce seven wonderful benefit performances at the West Las Vegas Library. The “cost” of admission to these performances is a pair of new athletic shoes:
WE STAY LIVE!
December 7 at 10:30 a.m., December 8 at 2 p.m., and December 9 at 2 p.m.
Shoes for Children’s co-founder, “Sweet” Lou Collins welcomes
The Rolle Project Ensemble, under the direction of Artistic Director Tyrell V.
Rolle, the inspiring youth of Studio 305, Diva Arts Dance Academy Miami,
and the Strikers Dance Troupe, comprised of 20 students from Florida A&M
University. Co-sponsored by The Rolle Project (TRP) and Studio 305.
"Driving Miss Daisy"
December 13 at 10:30 a.m., December 14 at 7 p.m., December 15 at 3 p.m.*
Set in mid-century Atlanta, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of an elderly
Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. This Pulitzer
Prize-winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the
passage of time, and the experience of aging. This production is produced by
Broadway in the Hood University, directed by Torrey A. Russell, and written by
Alfred Uhry with original music by Mark Bennett. Co-sponsored by Broadway in
the Hood, A Source Of Joy Theatricals, Inc.
Donations are tax deductible under the LVCCLD Foundation federal tax I.D. 27-0035192.
During the past 23 years, the District has provided over 16,000 pairs of shoes to youth across the valley thanks to your contributions and assistance!
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously scheduled December 16 performance of 'Driving Miss Daisy' is canceled.