KMR Group Foundation employees, scholars and friends from the Gan-Garrett Jewish Preschool volunteered to put together Essential Packs for 1,000 men, women and children.
The annual event, now in its 18th year, benefits clients of Share, the Clark County agency that leads the effort to end homelessness in the community. Each year KMR collects items that are essential to daily living – think toothbrushes, shampoo and knit caps – and asks for a some help in assembling the bags that are given to Share’s patrons during the agency’s annual holiday party. The children get something a little more special with backpacks filled with similar items, but also include a few fun things like crayons, activity books and a big stuffed plush toy.
“Once again we had a record number of volunteers help during this annual gathering,” said Kate Jones, KMR founder and executive director. “So many people return each year and often bring friends to share in this rewarding experience. Our volunteers know how much this means to Share’s clients.”