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June 23, 2010
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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 
 

Giver Game is a volunteer and community support project developed by ChoiceCenter Leadership University. Giver Game is a challenge to complete one act of kindness daily. Every morning, Giver Game participants receive a make-a-difference stretch assignment that benefits people, animals or the planet. The giving multiplies when people play in cities all over the world simultaneously. Once a month, Givers play BIG GIVE SATURDAY together in support of a larger community project, achieving an outrageous philanthropy goal in just 4 hours. For additional information about Giver Game, visit www.givergame.com
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