Backpacks Filled for Kids in Need | Charity
There are a lot of conventions in Las Vegas, but only a handful actually take time off from business to help the community.
That is what people at Informatica World 2012 did Thursday. Conventioneers gathered outside the ballrooms where the convention is taking place at Aria Hotel and Casino to put together 1,000 backpacks for southern Nevada students.
The backpacks were filled with food so that kids in the Title I Hope program, which offers support and tutoring to homeless kids in the Clark County School District, can have something to eat after school.
"They are putting personal notes inside each bag so the kids will continue their efforts at being successful," Paula Zier, the coordinator for the CCSD homeless outreach program, said.
The company held a similar event in Florida.
“It is just a little something we can do, which is all about the children and at the end of the day, if we can help them through their education, that is the goal we have," Chief Operation Officer with Informatica Chris Boorman said.
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