LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the support of the community and his patients, Dr. Samir Pancholi of Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas was able to collect 109 bras for local charity, The Shade Tree. For every donated bra, Dr. Pancholi "matched" the donation with $10, and he was honored to present the 109 bras and $1,090 to The Shade Tree early in December.
Established in 1989, The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada, offering 24-hour shelter to women and children along with a number of helpful programs and services to help women become self-reliant. With services designed to help victims of domestic violence, street violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, The Shade Tree works to help residents regain their sense of identity while escaping homelessness or violence.
The 38,000 square foot Shade Tree facility hosts 364 permanent beds, libraries, children's playrooms, kitchens, laundry, and restrooms. Last year alone, The Shade Tree helped over 5,200 families in need—and the amazing work they are able to accomplish is thanks in large part to the support of the Las Vegas community.
"The Shade Tree is an outstanding organization that provides absolutely crucial support to some of our most vulnerable populations," stated Dr. Pancholi. "We wanted to do our part to help these women and families get out of harmful situations and find safety and community."
Dr. Pancholi and his team ran a fundraiser accepting new or gently-used bras from the Vegas community. At the end of the fundraiser, 109 bras were donated—with Dr. Pancholi donating $10 per bra for a total of $1,090 raised for The Shade Tree. Dr. Pancholi partnered with local dry cleaning service Mint Locker, who provided their time and services free of charge to professionally clean all bras, and Sin City Cupcakes donated some sweet treats for all to enjoy.
Representatives from The Shade Tree stopped by Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas in early December to pick up the donated bras and check.
"It was wonderful to see community members and businesses coming together to support such a wonderful cause," said Dr. Pancholi. "We all felt humbled doing our part to support The Shade Tree's mission."
About Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas: Dr. Samir Pancholi specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. He is Past-President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, a Fellow with the Federation of State Medical Boards, American Association of Osteopathic Examiners, and a Governor-Appointed Member of the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Based in Las Vegas, his clientele comes from throughout the United States and globally. Visit drpancholi.com or call 702.363.0240 for more information. Dr. Pancholi is available for interview upon request.
Media Contact: Dr. Samir Pancholi, 702.363.0240.
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