LVHA and the Community

Our Charitable Work

LVHA has been a strong community supporter of charities such as Three Square, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Olive Crest, Golden Rainbow, Shade Tree, Toys for Tots, Child Haven and more. LVHA has also established its own programs by adopting a school during the holidays through the “Fill a Bag with Cheer” campaign to make sure every child receives shoes, coats, toys, etc.

The Las Vegas Hospitality Association encompasses a broad spectrum of companies supporting the tourism, convention and hospitality fields in Southern Nevada. We are proud that our members and industry are committed to the goals of our organization. Their support and donations have established our scholarship and endowment programs and implemented our charity donations.

For more information on our Programs contact our Parliamentarian Mary Thomas at parliamentarian@mylvha.org.

Fill-A-Bag with Cheer

The LVHA “Fill-A-Bag with Cheer” program was conceived and implemented in 2008. In conjunction with the Clark County School District, LVHA chooses a local elementary school each year with a large number of underprivileged children. The chosen school then provides LVHA with a list of students who can benefit from this program, which includes their grade, clothing and shoe sizes, favorite colors and favorite characters. Each LVHA member has the opportunity to "adopt" one or more children from the school and provide them holiday gifts. LVHA and its members throw a small party and personally deliver their Bags of Cheer to the children. The program has grown to support over 300 underprivileged children in its short history and truly brings the holiday spirit to all involved.

Thank You Letters

The Las Vegas Hospitality Association has received many "Thank You" letters in appreciation for scholarships awarded to individuals. We would like to share just some of them with you:


Dear LVHA,

Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship, it is a great honor. My name is Maria Miranda, and I attend Valley High School.

Thank you once more,
Maria Miranda


I am writing to convey my sincere thanks for the Las Vegas Hospitality Association for awarding me a scholarship grant for the 2008-2009 college year at UNLV. This scholarship will be a great help to me as I work with my family to finance my education and pursue my higher education goals.

I'll do my best to perform with excellence and reflect well on my financial sponsors such as the LVHA.

Again, please communicate my thanks to the LVHA for their generosity and thank you for all you've done to help make this scholarship available to me.

Sincerly,

Haley Etchison

Student, UNLV


Mary,

Many thanks to you and to LVHA for all that you do!

Rachael Santos

Nevada Community Foundation


Dear LVHA,

I am deeply thankful for you taking time to read and consider my admission essay worthy of being awarded this amazing scholarship. I promise to do well in my four years and not let this scholarship go to waste. Thank you again.

Johathan Peterson