CarMax Supports Charities
The CarMax Foundation awarded $12,500 in grants to Las Vegas organizations to help local youth as part of the Foundation's Regional Giving Program .
The Las Vegas-area grants, each made at the recommendation of local associates, include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada - $5,000 for the Site Based Match program, which connects adult volunteers with elementary school-aged children. These mentor relationships allow the kids to bond with a positive role model, while improving academic success and minimizing behavior problems.
Street Teens - $5,000 for the Sanctuary Drop-In Center, which is a place for teens to connect with a family member in times of need. When that is not an option, the center provides hot meals, showers, laundry services, employment resources and education referrals to build a life of self-sufficiency.
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada - $2,500 for Troop 83's Light Up the Night program. Each scout has a role in the planning of this night of fun that will host children battling cancer. The troop will learn the process of budgeting, social skills and the importance of community service.
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