About Us

Our all-volunteer, grassroots group started tiny – and evolved quickly.

In 2001, a close group of friends set out to make a meaningful difference in our community. Our endeavors led to the Toy Party; a toy drive aimed at bringing people together to collect new toys for the Las Vegas Valley kids in need.  This small, private event quickly grew into one of Las Vegas’s largest must go to holiday happenings.

In 2004, the nonprofit launched Backpack in the Park, a back-to-school benefit that collects backpacks and school supplies for Metro Las Vegas’s kids in need. The calendar of philanthropy expanded again in 2010 with the addition of Kids to Camp, a campaign to send children to summer development camps of their choice.

With your continued support, we can brighten the lives of the Las Vegas Valley’s kids in need.

How We Help

We have different Campaigns which are engineered to certain causes. Each campaign caterers for a certain causes. You can view our campaigns and help out in any that beckons on you and you feel you have to capacity to

Our National Board Of Directors

Las Vegas Chapter Coming January 2022.

Create a local chapter in your area, please contact chapters@childrenspovertyalliance.org

Our History

In 2001, a close group of friends set out to make a meaningful difference in our community. Our endeavors led to the Toy Party; a toy drive aimed at bringing people together to collect new toys for the Las Vegas Valley kids in need. This small, private event quickly grew into one of Las Vegas’s largest must go to holiday happenings.
In 2004, the nonprofit launched Backpack in the Park, a back-to-school benefit that collects backpacks and school supplies for Metro Las Vegas’s kids in need. The calendar of philanthropy expanded again in 2010 with the addition of Kids to Camp, a campaign to send children to summer development camps of their choice.
In 2019, we took advantage of Covid-19 Pandemic as funding came to a holt. We completely re-strategized to create innovative programs and services to broaden our target audience and evolve as a nonprofit. Our board of directors expanded from just being a Nevada Nonprofit to also becoming a 501c3 nonprofit. This allowing us to fill-in the gaps that the Federal, State, and local governments will not provide. Our overall goal is not for our children to just survive, but to break the cycle of poverty in children.
As 2020 rolled around, we made the choice to expand national. We were still under CDC Covid Mandates, so we regrouped to face future challenges. It permitted us to be able to duplicate our efforts in other communities around the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
We collaborate closely with hundreds of agencies and organizations with significant community impact. These are whom we call our Beneficiaries. They verify that the children are low income or in poverty. Then they provide us with the number of children and age groups in need. We do the rest. Distribution of products is scheduled after the event for the representative to pick up items. It is their responsibility how they distribute to the children.
Through our fundraisers and events, we make sure all funds and donations are distributed widely and targeted locally where they are effective and bring some joy in the lives of as many children as possible

Our Mission

To end the cycle of poverty for all children

Our Drive

Is to provide academic, advocacy, research, youth development, economic development, health & basic and housing needs support for children and families.

Our Family Support Centers and Programs works with families, communities, and service providers to promote and provide support for families with children in poverty.

The Solution

We work to end child poverty and ensure all families have resources to nurture their children by promoting improvements to policies and programs we know work. Ending child poverty will take a multi-level approach to bring accountability to the public, corporations and government. To end child poverty now, we must:

  • Ensure Children’s Basic Needs will be Transpired:We must increase investments in housing assistance for children in poverty, poor families, so they all can afford a safe and stable home. We must increase the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to cover a larger portion of the nutrition needs of children, so they are healthy and ready to learn. 
  • Increase Employment and Make Work Pay: We must increase wages for working families, improve tax credits to ensure more low-income families benefit, expand subsidized jobs with special attention to the needs of young adults disconnected from school and work, and provide access to quality, reliable childcare. 
  • Level the Playing Field for Poor Children:To reduce child poverty long term, children also need access to affordable, comprehensive physical and behavioral health care, affordable high-quality early development and learning opportunities, high performing schools and colleges, and families and neighborhoods free from violence.

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What Our members and
Sponsors are saying

Out of sight, not out of mind. We’ve been thinking about each of you and because of you, we are a better family. Thanks for sharing your knowledge in such a loving way.

Karen Lee

For the Kids in All of Us has been an excellent resource for the homeless youths we serve. They truly believe in a collaborative effort and have demonstrated on numerous occasions their willingness to work with Children on specific cases and on community-based endeavors

Lisa Marie Families and Children Services

It is a relief to be able to talk to others who can relate to what my family is going through. When poverty hits home you feel like you are all alone on another planet with absolutely no one else to talk to or cry with. If you need a shoulder to cry on you know at Children’s Poverty Alliance it will be there for you. My son has looked forward to receiving a backpack and school supplies at the beginning of each school year.

Robert Blair Parent
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