3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Brady Caipa Volunteer Center Open Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm
Betty’s Boutique Open Tuesday-Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm
(Free to high school students with student ID)
Boisterous, amiable, vibrant, and lovable – all qualities Brady Caipa embodied. When Brady walked in, his smile lit the room. His infectious personality was impossible to resist. Brady made sure you felt special when he was around and he loved making people happy. The son of Carlos and Kim Caipa, Brady was one of their four children. Part of a large, loving family in which the value of taking care of others was instilled, Brady wanted to go into medicine. He was an athlete who loved playing soccer. His faith was a huge part of who he was, giving him the foundation for his strong love for his family and friends.
Although Brady was this whirlwind of positivity, he was deeply concerned about the homeless. He could never accept that there were people who had so little when he had so much. One of his most treasured yearly activities was delivering socks to the homeless people on the streets of Las Vegas at Christmas time with his uncle, brothers and sister. His uncle, who had previously been homeless himself, taught his nephew how valuable a new pair of clean socks were to someone on the streets by taking him on his deliveries. The needs of the homeless weighed heavily on Brady far beyond the nights he visited the downtown streets. He was known for stopping to talk to people on the street, always giving what he had and often getting money from friends to give as well.
During his senior year, at the age of 17, Brady passed away, leaving behind many broken hearts. However, the people who loved him the most knew that we had to carry on his legacy of making the world a better place by taking care of people who needed help. Just a few months after Brady’s passing, on his 18th birthday his family threw a birthday party to join together to celebrate Brady’s life. They decided to make a donation to a new organization, started by one of his best friend’s fathers, to help teens in need in Las Vegas, Project 150. What the family thought would be a few hundred dollars turned into a donation of over $7,000. Brady was working his magic from above. In August 2015, Project 150 named their building the “Brady Caipa Volunteer Center” to carry on Brady’s legacy of compassion and love.
Uniting Project 150 with Brady Caipa’s name is an honor that embodies Brady’s huge heart and is the perfect legacy for this teen who made such a positive difference during his short time here on earth. It is truly a match made in Heaven.
Want to help out? Send us a message or give us a call at (702) 721-7150.
Project 150 currently serves more than 6,000 high school students in need. 3,300 registered homeless and 3,100 non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students at 58 high schools in Southern Nevada. Additionally Project 150 serves students in need at 20 high schools in Reno, NV. High School is Tough Enough without having to worry about where you are going to sleep at night. Project 150 was created out of our community’s desire to help these kids. Our mission is to offer support and services to these homeless high school students so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.
Please help us provide clothing, food and other supplies for students: Join us for one hour, two hours or more to pack school orders and sort and fold clothing for Betty’s clothing showroom. Anytime between 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.
8912 Spanish Ridges Ave #200
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20