Upcoming local fundraisers and charitable events

The following is a list of fundraisers in the Las Vegas valley. If you would like to submit an event to this list, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR USO LAS VEGAS -- NOV. 15-DEC. 10
Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing is holding its 3rd annual holiday toy drive to benefit USO Las Vegas between Nov. 15 and Dec. 10. benefit USO Las Vegas. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 10, 2016, Yes! invites residents of Las Vegas to visit the Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing office, located at 6275 South Pioneer Way, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to drop off new, unwrapped toys for the upcoming holiday season. In addition, Yes! is encouraging its employees to donate at least one toy at the company’s annual holiday party. All donations will be delivered to the USO Las Vegas just in time for the holidays, to be given to children of military families.

DUNKIN DONUTS ANNUAL ADOPT-A-FAMILY DRIVE -- NOV. 25-DEC. 10
Dunkin' Donuts will begin accepting donations for its annual Adopt-A-Family Drive starting Nov. 25. Dunkin' Donuts is adopting 12 families supported by Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. During that time, guests can visit any Southern Nevada restaurant and select an “ornament” listing an item needed for that family. Upon returning to that Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant with the item, the guest will receive one free medium hot or iced coffee, or donut for their donation. Items requested include clothing, bed sheets, toys, handheld games, gift cards, bicycles, toiletry items and more. 
 
CONTAINER STORE'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY HUGS PROGRAM -- THROUGH DEC. 18
Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at our Las Vegas store between now and December 18th.  Employees from the Las Vegas store will then volunteer their time to package the donated gifts into custom Holiday Hugs Sacks and deliver them to Sunrise Children’s Hospital the week of December 19th.
 
AMORINO FUNDRAISER FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL -- NOV. 25-DEC. 31
Amorino, widely considered by Europeans to be one of the best gelato brands in existence and known for its unique flower-shaped gelato and all-natural flavors, will participate in a paper icon sales campaign collecting monetary donations starting at $1 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From Nov. 25 through Dec. 31, guests can purchase St. Jude paper icons at the Amorino inside The LINQ Promenade as a direct donation to the charity.
 
Wahlburger, located in the Grand Bazaar Shops on 3635 South Las Vegas Boulevard, is hosting a toy and clothing drive for Shade Tree and Sunrise Children's hospital from Dec. 1 until Dec. 20.
 
LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN -- DEC. 3
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is taking place Dec. 3 in downtown Las Vegas. The annual event benefits the not-for-profit Opportunity Village. The event helps fund programs that provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 citizens with disabilities and their families throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Human Nature will perform and be the Grand Marshals of the 2016 run, while the Strip’s famed Chippendales will serve as Marshals for the Kris Kringle Jingle Walk. Also in attendance to celebrate the event will be Mayor Carolyn Goodman, ‘Fantasy’ singer Lorena Peril, ‘Sexxy’ singer Gabriella Versace, George Dare, Fox 5 anchor Monica Jackson and Sunny 106.5’s Marco. The OV Elvi will also perform. Registration is $45 for adults, $25 for children ages 6 to 12, $15 for children ages 2 to 5 and $10 for pets.  Participants will receive a five-piece Santa suit, participation medal and runner goodie bag.
 
SLOTZILLA FUNDRAISER FOR OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE -- DEC. 3    
Fremont Street Experience will host Opportunity Village’s 12th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, December 3. After the event, Fremont Street Experience encourages all participants to fly on SlotZilla. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fremont Street Experience will be donating 100% of SlotZilla revenue to the organization. Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office or can be booked in advance online at www.vegasexperience.com.
 
CHARMED BY CHARITY AT ALEX AND ANI -- DEC. 7
ALEX AND ANI kicks off the season of giving with a ‘Charmed by Charity’ holiday shopping event inside the Fashion Show Mall with proceeds to benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation in support of The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Imagine Dragons. The event will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at ALEX AND ANI at Fashion Show Mall. Hosted by Imagine Dragons family member Jesse Robinson.
 
More than 1,000 people are expected to bring the holiday spirit to Summerlin on December 10th when they "jingle all the way" to Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Boulevard, for the Arthritis Foundation's annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk event.This annual fundraiser aims to fight and cure arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. The annual holiday-themed event will start at 8:00 a.m. and will have host walkers and runners alike donning their most festive apparel -- everything from bells on bobtails to full holiday regalia.Tivoli Village 10K 8:15 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., 1k Fun Run 10:00 a.m.  
 
IKEA LAS VEGAS COLLECTS TOYS -- THROUGH DEC. 24
The new local IKEA Las Vegas will collect toys to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada during the store’s national ‘Let’s Play for Change’ campaign now through Dec. 24. During the campaign, customers of the furniture store, located at 6500 IKEA Way, will be encouraged to purchase and donate a toy from IKEA Las Vegas to HELP of Southern Nevada. HELP will collect the toy donations and distribute to families in need throughout the holiday season.
 

 
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