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Southwest Gas Helps Teachers Stock Classrooms with Big Donation to Public Education Foundation

September 13, 2023 by  
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SWG provides teachers with school supplies

The Southwest Gas Foundation donated $5,000 to the Public Education Foundation (PEF) to support local teachers as the new school year kicks off. Nearly 180 pre-selected Clark County teachers, including teachers at Jesse D. Scott Elementary School — the company’s school partner — shopped for items to stock their classrooms at the PEF Teacher Superstore, a resource that allows educators to purchase classroom supplies at pennies on the dollar. 

“We are honored to partner with Southwest Gas to provide more than $90,000 worth of school supplies for local classrooms and support our hard-working educators,” shared Rich Broome, CEO of the Public Education Foundation. “More than 58% of local students arrive on the first day of school without the necessary supplies, leaving it to our teachers to provide them. By supplying the tools our students and teachers need, we can show them our community believes in them and wants them to succeed.” 

SWG provides teachers with school supplies

“Southwest Gas Foundation is proud to support our local teachers who are vital to our communities and educating our children and preparing them for success,” says Dr. Laura Nelson, vice president of sustainability and external affairs. “At Southwest Gas, we are committed to a positive and sustainable impact for our customers, employees, and the communities that we call home and where we raise our families. The teachers who serve in our communities are heroes who give selflessly, often pulling from their own pockets to provide supplies for students. We’re grateful that our local teachers have resources available like the Teacher Superstore so they have the tools necessary to educate our children.” 

About The Public Education Foundation 

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) unites the community to inspire support of our public schools. In partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD), PEF helps guide effective investments in education to meet the immediate, critical needs of our students, families, and educators. For more information about PEF, please visit www.thepef.org.

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