Giving to a good cause: That’s what the Golden Knights did Tuesday when the franchise donated a big chunk of change to help some of the valley’s most vulnerable.
The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation presented a $25,000 check to the Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible shelter that helps women and children in crisis. The donation will be used to cover the cost of move-in security deposits and the first month of rent for ten families transitioning out of the Shade Tree and into low-cost housing.
The non-profit says this is an important first step toward independence for the families they serve.
“Here at The Shade Tree, self-sufficiency is the goal,” said Dominique Schuster, The Shade Tree Board of Trustees. “And part of that is that transitional housing, it’s getting on your feet; getting to live and learn in this community on your own.”
“My obligation and the team’s desire is to always give back and invest back into the community that has lifted us up and made us as successful as we are as a team and an organization,” said John Coogan, president of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.
The Shade Tree helps more than $5,000 women and children annually.