Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to Kick Off 13th Annual “Fill The Fire Truck” Toy Drive



Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to Kick Off 13th Annual
“Fill The Fire Truck” Toy Drive at Select Locations

Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to begin collecting
toys and gift cards on Friday, Dec. 4 2015

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will kick off its 13th annual “Fill The Fire Truck” Toy Drive on Thursday, Dec. 3 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hennessey’s Tavern. The seasonal toy drive will take place at select locations across the valley throughout the holiday season, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 20.

Several community service programs and organizations have partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to distribute toys to families in need. Organizations such as Destined for Glory World Outreach Ministries, Las Vegas Shriners Hospital for Children, Silver Mesa Recreation Center and The Hispanic Coalition will receive toys collected throughout the drive. Liliam Lujan Hickey Elementary School, Ruben Diaz Elementary School, Vail Pittman Elementary School, C.C. Ronnow Elementary School and Paul E. Culley Elementary School students are also among those who will benefit from the 2015 Fill The Fire Truck Toy Drive.

Collection dates:
·     Friday, Dec. 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
·     Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
·     Friday, Dec. 11 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
·     Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
·     Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Firefighters and volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards at the following locations during the December toy drive:

·     7200 Arroyo Cross Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89113
·     8060 West Tropical Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149
·     6464 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131
·     540 Marks St., Henderson, NV 89014
·     4350 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas NV, 89115

firefightersshortflyerIn years past, the “Fill the Fire Truck” Toy Drive has provided toys to more than 20,000 children of low-income families throughout Southern Nevada. This year, the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation hopes reach their goal to provide toys to more than 23,000 children.

Local fire departments are joining together to supply volunteers and fire trucks to help make this year’s Toy Drive a success. Many local companies have also partnered with Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to sponsor this year’s toy drive. Local sponsors including Wal-Mart, Storage One, and Nevada Legal News have shown their support through private toy and monetary donations.

About Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization guided by valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis Fire Department, Henderson Fire Department and National Security Test Site Fire Department, is a charitable organization that reaches out to the Southern Nevada community, as well as the local Red Cross chapter, during catastrophic situations and lends a hand in areas where other organizations are unable to help. The organization provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. More than 50,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have benefited from the Burn Foundation in the past two years and the organization has raised more than $1,500,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003.


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Toy drive will culminate with 24 hours of nonstop classes


TruFusion, a new local Las Vegas fitness boutique that offers classes including yoga, Pilates, kettle bells and TRX, is hosting a toy drive to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), an organization that helps those affected by HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada. The last-minute rally for toys will be a “Tru Sweat-a-thon” event that features 24 hours of continuous classes such as dancefusion, black light power flow yoga and vino & vinyasa.  Visit for a complete event schedule.


Tru Sweat-a-thon will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 8 and end at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 9.


“TruFusion is grateful for the support its new fitness studio is receiving from the Southern Nevada community and is hosting the drive as a way to give back,” said Ruth Furman, director of marketing communications.


New and unused toys may be dropped off in the designated bin at TruFusion, located at 8575 S. Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas, during operating hours. Donors will receive a TruFusion 1-day pass. When a new guest redeems that pass and takes a class, TruFusion will donate $1 to AFAN.


“Passes are transferable and make great stocking stuffers,” Furman said.


When Tru Sweat-a-thon commences, the classes that are part of the event will be offered at no charge for a donation of a new and unwrapped toy or toys, or a cash donation with all proceeds going to AFAN. Throughout the course of the toy drive, when a customer purchases an annual TruFusion Yoga membership, a discounted rate will be offered with a portion of the proceeds going to AFAN.


Toy Drive
Now-December 9 at 10 a.m.
Tru Sweat-a-thon
December 8 at 10 a.m.-December 9 at 10 a.m.




New and unwrapped toy(s) or cash (suggested donation is a minimum of $10) with all proceeds benefitting AFAN.


TruFusion Yoga
8575 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 982-2930
(702) 383-8095

Bank of America Toy Drive to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Bank of America is hosting a toy drive for Make-A-Wish this holiday season. The public is invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of Bank of America’s 51 banking centers in Southern Nevada, between November 29 and December 13.  The toys will be presented to Make-A-Wish kids and their families at the organization’s annual holiday party.

RagTag Entertainment Presents a Holiday Cabaret and Toy Drive Benefitting Golden Rainbow Friday, Dec. 21

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Entertainment company is accepting unwrapped toys for Golden Rainbow families at Holiday Cabaret

Just in time for the Winter Solstice, Golden Rainbow teams up with RagTag Entertainment for a Holiday Cabaret and Toy Drive at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Center for Spiritual Living (1420 E. Harmon Ave.). The cabaret features performers from “Bite,” “FANTASY,” “Nunsense,” “HAIR” and “5th Avenue.” Admission is $10 and guests are encouraged to bring one unwrapped, unopened toy for the drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All donated items benefit children of Golden Rainbow families affected by HIV/AIDS.

RagTag Entertainment has partnered with Golden Rainbow on several benefit productions including “RENT,” “Side by Side by Sondheim,”  “Sweeney Todd” and “Take Off With Us: A Tribute to Bob Fosse.”  The group is also a regular in the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser “Ribbon of Life.”  The organization has raised more than $18,000 to date for Golden Rainbow.

About Golden Rainbow

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit or call 702.384.2899.

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Aliante Toy Drive Spreads Holiday Joy to Nellis Air Force Base

Aliante Casino + Hotel Spreads Holiday Joy to Military Families

Toy Drive for Nellis Air Force Base Children through December 14th

WHAT:  In the spirit of giving back, Aliante Casino + Hotel is collecting toys for the children of Nellis Air Force Base children. As a thank you to our servicemen and servicewomen, the toy drive is accepting new unwrapped toys for children of all ages, as well as gifts for teenagers (clothing, gift cards, beauty products, etc.) to be distributed among those whose mother or father are serving in the military. Drop-off stations are located within the property at the front desk as well as the Rewards Center.

WHO: Aliante Casino + Hotel sits on 40 acres nestled within the Aliante master-planned community at Aliante Parkway and Interstate 215 and is North Las Vegas’ only Four Diamond AAA-rated resort. Opened in 2008, Aliante has more than 200 hotel rooms and suites, a resort-style pool and has major freeway access from the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport, Nellis Air Force Base and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Monday, November 26, 2012 through Thursday, December 14, 2012 at noon

Aliante Casino + Hotel
7300 North Aliante Parkway
North Las Vegas, NV 89084

TAO CARES Supports Those in Need This Holiday Season

Upcoming Efforts to Benefit Three Square and KLUC’s Toy Drive

During November and December, TAO CARES, the charitable arm of TAO Group, will extend efforts through the holiday season and give back to the community in several ways—partnering with Three Square Food Bank to host a series of canned food drives and donating to KLUC’s Toy Drive to benefit children in the Las Vegas community.

Launching Monday, November 5, TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub in the Venetian and LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub in the Palazzo will collect canned or non-perishable food items. Participating guests who donate canned goods will receive a complimentary dessert in the restaurant as well as have the opportunity to leave a monetary donation on their bill. Both TAO and LAVO Nightclubs will also do its part in the fight against hunger by offering complimentary admission to partygoers who donate a food item. All goods and proceeds will directly aid Three Square.

TAO CARES will also partner with KLUC for their 14th Annual Chet Buchanan& The Morning Zoo Toy Drive. TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub and LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub will continue in the tradition of delivering the first truck of donated items to KLUC’s event on November 29.

TAO CARES, the charitable arm of TAO Group, supports local charitable organizations as well as national and international programs that benefit causes near and dear to the employees and ownership of the company. TAO CARES will raise funds through unique offerings, as well as devote significant efforts to support selected causes.

Support TAO CARES in Las Vegas by visiting TAO Asian Bistro, Nightclub and Beach at The Venetian, LAVO Italian Restaurant and Nightclub at The Palazzo and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Vegas StrEATs Pulls Into Downtown Las Vegas for the Monthly Food, Arts & Entertainment Celebration

Vegas StrEATs Pulls Into Downtown Las Vegas for the

Monthly Food, Arts & Entertainment Celebration

December event features truck decorating contest and toy drive!


Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Food vendors including Slidin’ Thru, Fuku Burger, Pop’s Truck, Yellow Lunch Box, Carefree, BBQ Boy, Sin City Wings, Grouchy Johns and Papi Churro will be on hand, along with local artists and retailers.

Live entertainment throughout the night by Air Stegosaurus, Steve Peek, 51Fifty, Saku, DJ Zo, Kid Conrad, Chuck B and Jeremy Espinosa. Artists and streetwear booths include Haute Chix, Empire Gallery, Civilian and others.

Vegas StrEATs began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011
Vegas StrEATs runs from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m.

This month Vegas StrEATs includes a toy drive where attendees can bring a new, unwrapped gift to be donated to those less fortunate. Bring the toy to the Slidin’ Thru truck and receive a FREE mini burg.

All the trucks and vendors have also been invited to join in the holiday spirit with a Truck Decorating Contest with the winner taking home a cash prize and bragging rights!

In the Fremont Street East District
El Cortez Lot located directly across from El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
(North of 6th and Fremont)

Vegas StrEATs is FREE to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. Vegas StEATs is open to all ages, however those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Slidin’ Thru – (To be read in an awesomely dramatic movie narrator voice)
Slidin’ Thru was created by one man with an idea, a dream and an appetite for something different in the Las Vegas community – The Future of Fast Food™. Slidin’ Thru was officially founded on March 13, 2010 by Ricardo Guerrero (Ric) to show hungry citizens of Las Vegas that mini burgs can have a fun and powerful taste. After attending culinary school, Guerrero quickly realized he would rather find a way to not only cook, but watch as people savored the food he was preparing and thus the Slidin’ Thru slider truck was born. As the brand expanded, Slidin’ Thru began releasing swag that fans can’t get enough of, including limited edition shirt designs and more. This November, Slidin’ Thru opens its first official “Drive Thru” restaurant location on Durango and Centennial Parkway with a second restaurant set to open in early 2012.  The Slidin’ Thru team also runs the popular Vegas StrEATs event in Downtown Las Vegas, as well as Movies in the Park. For more information, visit


About Vegas StrEATs
Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Every second Saturday of each month, Slidin’ Thru fans can hit the Fremont Street East district of Downtown Las Vegas and enjoy a great night out. The event began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine. The event is free to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. For more information about Vegas StrEATs, visit

The Birthday Suit Gives Back and Pampers Guests for the Holidays


The Birthday Suit Gives Back and Pampers Guests for the Holidays
Guests can experience an array of services and products for a special ‘tis the season’ price


With the Holidays quickly approaching, The Birthday Suit-waxing spa wants to give back to the community by collecting new, unwrapped toys for those less fortunate which will be donated to 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive. Guests that come in with a donation will receive special discounts on services and a chance to receive a 60-minute Dermalogica facial.


From now through Sunday, Dec. 11, guests who bring in new, unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more will receive 10 percent off their same day service; toys valued at $20 or more will receive 20 percent off their same day service and guests who donate a new bicycle will receive a 60-minute Dermalogica Facial ($80 value). Limit of one discount per toy, per service and all participants must bring a copy of the toy’s receipt to verify purchase and discount amounts.


Keeping up with the festivities, The Birthday Suit is also offering a special Holiday Gift Pack for $50 which includes The Birthday Suit’s signature brand of Ingrown Hair Serum, Pineapple Enzyme Scrub and Lava Body Wash perfect for the gift giving season-even if it’s a special treat for yourself. 


The Birthday Suit is located at 7645 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Ste. 101, Las Vegas, Nev. 89139. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information or to book an appointment please call 702-425-1343 or visit


About The Birthday Suit
This stylish spa boasts 1200 sq. ft. of lofted ceilings and modern décor, providing a chic atmosphere. Equipped with four private treatment rooms and a separate waiting room for the kids, complete with child-friendly programming and activities, The Birthday Suit caters to a diverse array of clientele. Walk-ins for waxing services are welcomed. Additional services, such as custom facials are available by appointment. The Birthday Suit carries skin care products from top brands including Dermalogica and The Birthday Suit’s custom line of washes, scrubs and ingrown hair serum.