If you are feeling generous during the holiday season and would like to make a child's Christmas a little brighter, here is a list of toy drives around the Las Vegas valley.
AFAN Annual Toy Drive — Nov. 1-30
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will host their annual toy drive from Nov. 1-30 benefiting the children of their clients and giving them a happy holiday season. Drop toys off at Showboy Bakeshop, ELY by Elysian, Luxe Estates, AFAN’s office, Leone & Loy Agency National Insurance, and one7Communications.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Toy Drive — Through Dec. 15
Grimaldi’s is holding a toy drive to benefit Child Help through Dec. 15. Guests can donate new and unwrapped toys.
CubeSmart Self Storage Toys for Tots Drive – Through Dec. 15
Select CubeSmart Self Storage facilities are accepting new, unwrapped toy donations now through Dec. 15. All toy donations will benefit children of the Toys for Tots organization.
Mattress Firm Foster Kids Toy Drive — Through Dec. 16
All local Mattress Firm stores in Las Vegas are requesting new toys, books and electronics to help spread the holiday cheer. These gifts will help provide joy during a time when most foster youth in the Las Vegas community feel alone. All donations will be distributed to CASA Foundation of Las Vegas at the end of the drive.
Toy Drive for Safe Nest -- Through Dec. 17
The Nevada Department of Public Safety Parole and Probation Division marks the 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting families and children in the SafeNest program. New unwrapped toys and gifts for boys and girls up to the age of 16 and any other gifts donated for older children and parents are being accepted as well as other items that include socks, underwear, diapers, formula, gift cards and holiday wrapping for the gifts. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office, located at 215 E. Bonanza Road, through Dec. 17.
My Scars Are Beautiful Toy Drive -- Through Dec. 20
My Scars Are Beautiful is hosting its 3rd Annual Christmas Toy Drive for the kids at UMC Burn Center and Children’s Hospital. Donate new unwrapped toys for infants through 13 years old. The toy collection will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 20 at the UNLV School of Medicine, 1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #190.
98.5 KLUC Toy Drive — Nov. 28-Dec. 1
The annual 98.5 KLUC toy drive with Chet Buchanan is happening between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at NV Energy. KLUC will be accepting donations of new toys and bikes while Buchanan camps out 30 feet above the ground. Nevada State Bank will be accepting donations at all of their branches.
J&S Hope Foundation Toy/Food Drive — Dec. 1
The Hideaway is hosting a toy and food drive for J&S Hope Foundation on Dec. 1. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, winter clothing or non-perishable food. There will be live music and food.
Toys for Tickets — Dec. 2
95.5 The Bull’s annual Toys for Tickets toy Drive is currently underway. Listeners are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the studio in exchange for tickets to the Toys for Tickets concert on Dec. 2. Toys must be worth at least $15. Other toy drop off locations will be at various Rebel Gas Stations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and those times and locations can be found at 955thebull.com.
Henderson Chamber Toys for Tots Drive and Mixer — Dec. 5
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Toys for Tots Drive at Miller’s Ale House on Dec. 5. Guests are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for a boy or girl. Local Marines will be in attendance to accept toy donations and Santa Joe will be there for photos. There will also be great food and happy hour pricing on drinks for guests.
Christmas En El Barrio toy drive and fundraiser — Dec. 7
The 10th annual Christmas En El Barrio toy drive is happening 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at Aces & Ales on Tenaya Way. Admission is $10 and includes an appetizer. Bring a toy for one raffle ticket or buy raffle tickets. Fundraiser will benefit students of Lois Craig Elementary School.
BBV Powersports Toy Drive — Dec. 8
BBV Powersports and Street Misfitz MC is holding a toy drive Dec. 8. Bring an unwrapped gift and enjoy hot cocoa, s’mores, games, raffles and prizes.
Cheyenne Sports Complex Toy Drive — Dec. 9
The 4th annual toy drive is happening Dec. 9 at Cheyenne Sports Complex. Free food and live music.
Blick’s Holiday Art Bazaar and Toy Drive — Dec. 9
Join Blick Art Materials in supporting our local community. Fun for the whole family! FREE selfies with Santa, face painting, kids' craft corner, balloon animals & caricature drawings. Help support local artists & small businesses this holiday season. Bring a donation of toys, books, comics or art supplies for HELP of Southern Nevada & receive a free raffle ticket. You will also recieve a free raffle ticket for making any purchase from one of the awesome artists or vendors or any purchase of $40 or more from Blick Art Materials. Raffle prize drawings every 30 minutes!
Mike Xavier’s 2nd annual Toy Drive — Dec. 11
Head to the Bunkhouse Saloon on Dec. 11 for Mike Xavier’s 2nd annual Toy Drive. Special performances by Chels, Kiara Brown, Ms. Ayevee, JR Aquino, Jack Higgins and Mike Xavier. Bring a toy and enjoy a great show.
Stuff the Boxx with Toys — Dec. 15
The Boxx Eastside Bar and Venue, located on 1000 N. Nellis Blvd. in Las Vegas, has partnered up with Nevada Children's First foundation to have a toy drive. They are asking for 1 unwrapped gift for ages infant to 4 years old.
If you would like to submit a toy drive for this list, send an email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org.