Tweet: Walker Furniture #HomefortheHolidays is accepting nomination letters
www.walkerfurniturehomefortheholidays.com thru Dec. 3.
LAS VEGAS – Oct 16, 2017 – Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters Oct. 15 through Dec. 3, 2017, to assist individuals and families in Clark County in need for the 24th “Home For The Holidays” program. The search this year will provide 35 recipients (up from 30) with an entire houseful of new furniture.
Knowing the holidays will be a little brighter for 35 families, Larry Alterwitz, CEO of Walker Furniture, is excited to start the holiday spirit of giving by announcing the Home For The Holidays program. Partnering again with Walker, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is the preliminary committee reading all the letters. Their expertly trained staff visit and identify the nominated families evaluating the most genuine need. Las Vegas Rescue Mission supplying food and toys along with support from other vendors and community entities.
Nominating letters describing a person or family’s situation come from anyone in the community including teachers, health care professionals, social service workers, clergy, friends, neighbors, and family members.
Running the gamut of extraordinary situations, recipients have usually endured a variety of hardships such as: single-parent households with financial difficulty; families with children suffering from physical or mental disorders; the loss of homes and belongings from fires; and families affected by illness, domestic violence or sexual abuse are just some examples.
Examples of past heart-wrenching stories include: four minor children being raised by grandparents because their mother was shot and killed by their father; a single working mother of five unable to provide her family with beds, chairs or a dining table; and a single-parent family of five with one child having a brain injury requiring ongoing therapy and the entire family sleeping on the floor.
Letters must be received by Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, to be reviewed by the outside, independent panelists. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a local nonprofit organization servicing seniors with free assistive services, will read and verify the thousands of letters received. An Executive Committee comprised of Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, other community leaders and local media personalities will make the final selection for the 35 recipients, who will be notified the week of Dec. 11. Furniture delivers will begin Friday, Dec. 15.
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Letters should be sent to:
Larry Alterwitz, CEO
301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Letters can be mailed by U.S. Postal Service, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters can also be submitted online by visiting the Walker Furniture’s website www.walkerfurniturehomefortheholidays.com starting Oct. 15.
Home For The Holidays is the largest annual charitable endeavor for Walker Furniture, which has a long history of contributing to worthwhile community causes. The program was started in 1994 with deliveries to 12 families.
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ABOUT WALKER FURNITURE
Founded in 1955, Walker Furniture has served hundreds of thousands in Southern Nevada. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Walker Furniture campus is approximately 150,000 square feet. A second super store location is planned for the 215 Beltway and Sunset Road next to Ikea. Walker and its affiliates is Southern Nevada’s premiere choice in providing home furnishings and design services. In 1994, Walker developed the Home For The Holidays program furnishing hundreds of homes to families in need in the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, visit www.walkerfurniture.com or follow on twitter @walkerfurniture and Facebook.com/walkerfurniture for events, promotions and products.
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