D.R. Horton to hold charity event

D.R. Horton-Las Vegas has partnered up with Communities In Schools of Nevada to host a charity event today.

The I Heart Rummage Sale will be held at the homebuilders' Las Vegas corporate offices at 330 Carousel Parkway in Henderson from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"We have been taking donations of gently used items for over 30 days and today is the big day. We are hoping that this will become an annual event and that folks will continue to pitch in and help out in their community. This is a great cause and we are proud to be a part of it," says Cynthia Cohen, coordinator of the event.

The sale offers items from $1 to $100 and all the proceeds go to benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization.

The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life.

CIS of Nevada supports nearly 25,000 students at 40 school sites in Southern and northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.

CIS provides the services on campus, with a full-time site coordinator to advocate for at-risk students at partner schools.

CIS connects community resources to children and youth using a research-proven model that decreases dropout and increases graduation.

Nationwide, CIS provides services in 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia, benefitting nearly 1.3 million young people and their families every year.

For more information, visit www.cisnevada.org.

"We are honored to be the nonprofit partner for D.R. Horton's I Heart Rummage Sale," said Terri Clark, CEO of CIS. "It's a great opportunity to engage the community and raise funds and awareness to help students stay in school and achieve in life."

"We're very excited about this event; we have all kinds of things out here. Clothes, shoes, furniture, printers, even a few golf carts. Some of this stuff is brand-new, still in the box," said Jorge Lozoya, D.R. Horton-Las Vegas marketing coordinator.

For more information and details on the I Heart Rummage Sale, visit www.drhorton.com/lasvegas and go to the promotions page.