Walker seeks names for holiday giveaway

Walker Furniture is seeking letters on behalf of individuals and families in need for its 15th annual Home for the Holidays program. As in years past, the company will supply dozens of Clark County families with a houseful of brand-new furniture in time for the holiday season.

This year, the company will assist 36 families in need, said Larry Alterwitz, chief executive officer.

Walker Furniture relies on the public to submit letters on behalf of prospective recipients and asks that anyone with an individual or family in mind write and describe the situation. All letters must be received by Dec. 8.

Letters will be reviewed by outside, independent panels. The preliminary panel consists of representatives of HELP of Southern Nevada, which has assisted individuals and families to become self-sufficient through direct services, training and referral since 1970.

Letters can be mailed by U.S. Postal Service, faxed, hand delivered or e-mailed.

Letters should be sent to: Larry Alterwitz, CEO, Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106; faxed to 384-7772; or e-mailed to tmeier@walkerfurniture.com.

Deliveries of furniture will begin Dec. 18.

Since 1994, Home for the Holidays has brought joy and relief to hundreds of valley families that have endured a variety of hardships. Recipients have included single-parent households having difficulty making ends meet, many of them with children suffering from physical or mental disorders; families that lost their homes and belongings to fires; and families that have been affected by illness or domestic violence. The letters typically come from teachers and students; health care professionals, social service workers, clergy, friends, neighbors, children and grandchildren.

The Home for the Holidays program is the largest annual charitable endeavor for Walker Furniture, which has a long history of contributing to worthwhile community causes. It began with deliveries to 12 families.

Information courtesy Walker Furniture

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