Toy Drive Day 3: Donors Make the NV Energy Parking Lot the Place to Be and Be Seen

The first weekend of Toy Drive welcomes giving hearts from all over the valley

December 2, 2018
Allstate Donates $35,000 to KLUC Toy Drive

Forget spending your Saturday at the mall, the 20th annual KLUC Toy Drive presented by Venetian Resort and Sands Cares is fast becoming the place to hang on the weekends.

As host Chet Buchanan braved Day 3 of his 12-day campaign to collect gifts and monetary donations for HELP of Southern Nevada, the NV Energy parking lot remained crowded as families and business owners stopped by to drop off donations, pose for pictures, and spend part of the day basking in the holiday spirit.

And why not? With Buchanan broadcasting 24/7 from his 30-foot perch above the parking lot, Toy Drive is the place to be and be seen.

—- Prime Soccer Club is here and we are so thankful for their bicycle donations! They’re all so adorable with their bright smiles. #feelthetingle #kluctoydrive #kluc #985kluc #lasvegas #entercom

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On Saturday, kids from Prime Soccer Club dropped off bicycles and toys before spending a few minutes exchanging hugs with a giant animatronic Teddy bear and running through a makeshift tree lot of donated holiday trees, while parents nearby chatted about their day as they warmed their hands near the fire pits set up in the parking lot.

Donations large and small continued to pour in on Day 3. Workers from the Las Vegas area Allstate offices kicked things off with a massive $35,000 donation alongside boxes of toys and bicycles. Their efforts contributed to the “sea of bikes” in the parking lot, which totaled nearly 1,700 by the early afternoon.

Buchanan will remain on his platform through December 10. Everyone who donates to the 20th annual KLUC Toy Drive presented by Venetian Resort and Sands Cares receives a complimentary ornament (one per family) and an “I Gave” sticker. 

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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