Spread a little Christmas cheer this year to those who are less fortunate by donating toys and various children’s items. So many of our fellow Southern Nevadans will need our help this holiday season as the effects of the recession are still felt around the valley. You can help make a difference by simply donating a new toy for a boy or girl who would otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas Day. For those looking to make a child’s Christmas merry, Recess has a list of local non-profits and businesses hosting toy drives.
This drive will be held at NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Avenue, from 7:00 am on Thursday, December 5th through 10:00 am on Monday, December 16th. HELP of Southern Nevada is looking for new and unwrapped toys. For more information, please visit HELP’s site or contact HELP’s Community Outreach Department at (702) 836-2130.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is currently collecting toys for their annual drive. For more information and a list of drop off locations, please visit their website.
Did you know Toys for Tots was started by the Marine Corps? I learn something new everyday! Toys for Tots is currently accepting both toy and monetary donations. Please visit their website for more information and drop off locations.
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Brighton stores are collecting unwrapped toys starting now until December 16th. Go to any of their 10 stores here in the valley and drop of your donated item in a special bin designated for the drive. For more information, please visit go the the Boys & Girls Clubs’ site.
Our men and women who serve in our military also face tough times. Operation Warmheart is dedicated to helping struggling families at both Nellis and Creech Air Force bases. They started the Adopt-a-Family program for families in financial crisis or separated by deployment. If you’d like to help, they are now accepting unwrapped toys at the visitor’s center until Tuesday. If you’d like to make a cash donation, you can do so through the Nellis Support Team.
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