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Disadvantaged, homeless high school students receive over 300 coats, $5,000 donation

Chris Armstrong, senior vice president Olympia Companies, Jim Seely, Lee Canyon marketing director and Meli Pulido, Project 150 Executive Director. (Photo Credit: Skye Canyon and Lee Canyon)

Project 150, a nonprofit assisting disadvantaged and homeless high school students, was presented with over 300 coats and a $5,000 donation on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Skye Center, located at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive.

The coats were collected through Lee Canyon’s Spread the Warmth coat drive, and the $5,000 donation came from Skye Canyon.

Skye Canyon residents who are active in the community’s Skye Serves volunteer program were in attendance.

Chris Armstrong, Senior Vice President of the developer of Skye Canyon, and Jim Seely, Marketing Director of Lee Canyon, presented the donations to Project 150.

“As a partner in the Skye Pass program, I have seen firsthand that Skye Canyon does a remarkable job of giving back to our city. The community matched $25 for every coat donated to our Spread the Warmth coat drive,” said Seely.

Armstrong said, ““Project 150 has transformed these students’ lives, providing necessary assistance and a sense of safety after school, and many of the kids that benefit from Project 150 return as adults to volunteer with them, and that says a lot about the organization.”

Project 150 assists underprivileged students by providing food, clothing, hygiene products, school supplies and college scholarships.

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