Spread the Word Nevada, Zappos bring books to at-risk students

Posted at 11:51 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 02:53:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Spread the Word Nevada, a local nonprofit, has teamed up with Zappos to help bring books to hundreds of at-risk students.

The charity promotes literacy services and held an adoption kick-off ceremony at Hollingsworth STEAM Academy on Wednesday. As the nonprofit brought its family literacy program, books, and breakfast to the school.

More than 600 hundred students were brought books to encourage reading at home thanks to a $25,000 donation from Zappos for Good - a philanthropy program that spreads happiness and gives love to communities in need.

"During the summer months when these kids, all kids, but especially our at-risk kids, go on a break from school for three months, they backslide," said Lisa Habighorst, executive and co-founder of Spread the Word Nevada.

STWN has given more than 5 million books to low-income students in Nevada since 2001.