Toy Drive Day 2: Vegas Businesses Go Above and Beyond

It's all in a day's work out at Toy Drive

November 30, 2018
Toy Drive 2018 Day 2

Toy Drive 2018
“Shut it down!” shouted 98.5 KLUC host Chet Buchanan as the team from Centennial Toyota closed the door on another Coca-Cola semi-truck packed with donations for the 20th annual KLUC Toy Drive presented by Venetian Resort and Sands Cares.

By the time the Centennial Toyota team had wrapped up, four semi-trucks had been closed and the donation drive had collected an additional 800 bicycles, pushing the total past 1,300 on just the second day of Buchanan’s 12-day effort.

The auto group, which arrived at Buchanan’s temporary home in the NV Energy parking lot just before 8:30 a.m. Friday, was among the largest donors on a day Las Vegas businesses poured in with gifts to be distributed by HELP of Southern Nevada.

A short time later, Chapel of the Flowers arrived with enough donations to shut down the seventh Coca-Cola truck, sending the crowd into a raucous applause. 

The annual toy drive is famous for inspiring generosity among businesses large and small in southern Nevada.

Friday’s edition of “The Chet Buchanan Show” also featured an appearance by longtime Las Vegas-based public relations and marketing agency PR Plus, with the company’s team bringing bags of unwrapped toys to fill the bins set up near Buchanan’s elevated stage.

That came on the heels of Day 1 donations by Naqvi Injury Law, Hirschi Masonry, and Tropical Smoothie, among others.

Toy Drive 2018
DAY 12: A Record-Shattering Morning!
DAY 11: Truck No. 32 is Closed
DAY 10: Highlights
CELEBRITIES: Strip headliner Terry Fator visits Toy Drive
DAY 9: Fellow Jocks Arrive to Boost Chet’s Spirits
DAY 8: Momentum Building, Terry Fator Delivers ‘Trifecta’
STORIES OF TOY DRIVE: Toy Drive Gave Him a Christmas, Now He’s Giving One to Others
DAY 7: Why Every Little Thing Counts
DAY 6: Packing More Acts Than a Vegas Variety Show
CELEBRITIES: Pawn Stars' Chumlee Comes to Toy Drive
CELEBRITIES: The St. Nick Carter Kissing Booth
DAY 5: Highlights
DAY 5: Nick Carter shuts down Truck No. 11
DAY 5: "St. Nick" Carter Kissing Booth a Smash Hit at Toy Drive
DAY 4: Now That's a Sea of Bikes!
DAY 3: Donors Make the NV Energy Parking Lot the Place to Be and Be Seen​
DAY 2: Vegas Businesses Go Above and Beyond​
DAY 2: Clothing Optional as Celebs Deliver Donations
KICKOFF: Toy Drive 2018 opens in grand style with Human Nature, Mayor Goodman
DAY 1 GALLERY: Check out some of the highlights
DAY 1: Human Nature lift Chet skyward
DAY 1: Naqvi Injury Law makes a BIG donation
DAY 1: Tropical Smoothie's Sea of Bikes get bigger!
DAY 1: Hirshi Masonry Spur an historic Toy Drive first!
DAY 1: The first toys on the truck
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