A group of 22 students attending ChoiceCenter Worldwide University, a Personal Development and Leadership training institute in Las Vegas, delivered $29,000 in cash and thousand of items of clothing and school supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. The students from the personal development institute of Las Vegas collected these items in just 10 days while playing Giver Game – a volunteer philanthropy project developed by ChoiceCenter that is the “Amazing Race” version of charitable giving.
“The ChoiceCenter Personal Development
and Leadership training institute in Las Vegas includes individual and
team community service projects through Giver Game,” said Robyn Williams,
CEO of ChoiceCenter Leadership University. “Giver Game is designed
to have our students experience their personal power while learning
that it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make a difference.”
In mid-May, the students were given 24 hours to select a project as a team. They chose Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada because it is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the U.S. The mission of BBBS is to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on young people ages 6 through 18. Research shows that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Sisters are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs and 52% less likely to skip school. They are also more confident. The personal development institute in Las Vegas has always worked to improve the lives of people in order to make them stronger and more powerful from within.
Recently, the students of the personal
development institute of Las Vegas have presented BBBS with $29,000
in cash, and loaded thousands of items of clothing, school supplies,
small household appliances and furniture into the Big Brothers’ donation
truck. They also delivered a brand new scooter, valued at $3,500, and
gift certificates from local restaurants, a karate school, and other
local businesses. The items will be used by BBBS at scheduled fund raising
auctions, or as rewards for children in the program.
While receiving the donations, BBBS representatives
could only keep uttering the words “Amazing. This is simply amazing
that all this happened in just 10 days.” Costing approximately $1,500
per match of a Big mentor and a Little mentee, Kobbe Shaw of BBBS reported
that the cash alone is enough to support 20 new mentorships in Las Vegas.
Members of the public were invited to
join a community-wide Giver Game on June 19 called Big Give Saturday.
The make-a-difference stretch lasted just four hours with a goal of
collecting 10,000 items for Las Vegas seniors living below the poverty
line at Somerset Commons. Items will include hygiene supplies, food,
nutritional supplements, and gift certificates for prescription drugs.
Volunteers gathered at 8:30 a.m. for
their stretch assignment at ChoiceCenter Leadership University, 9145
W Russell Road and I-215. Items must be delivered to the Center by 12:30
p.m. when the stretch is complete and the total items collected will
be celebrated. The personal development institute at Las Vegas is always
at work making plans to help people below the poverty line besides transforming
the entire fund raising process a fun game for the participants.
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ChoiceCenter Worldwide University,
founded in 1997, is a leader in personal development and leadership
training, as well as business and life coaching. Courses are designed
for high performers wishing to elevate their quality of life, and reach
the next level of success. The company is renowned for its Leadership
Legacy program that pairs students with a personal coach for 100 days
to support individuals in creating their dream life. Leadership Legacy
also includes weekly community service for individuals through Giver
Game, and a two-week team service project aimed at producing inconceivable
outcomes under extreme time constraints. www.choicecenter.com