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'98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive' collects outstanding number of donations

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 20:05:11-05

The 22nd annual “98.5 KLUC Chet Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive” benefitting HELP of Southern Nevada exceeded expectations with the 12-day event filling 42 50-foot Coca Cola trucks with new toys, 6,533 bicycles and $516,170 in gift cards and monetary donations.

This year’s drive-through Toy Drive, presented by Venetian and Sands Cares, set records in contributions made for those most in need the local community.

This holiday season now more than ever the Las Vegas community is in need of support and holiday cheer.

For 12 days, radio host Chet Buchanan lived high above the annual Toy Drive atop of a scaffolding platform in the NV Energy parking lot on West Sahara Avenue while listeners, businesses and supporters drove through and donated new and unwrapped toys, gift cards, cash donations and bikes for children, from newborns to 18 years old.

The donations from the “98.5 Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive” will be distributed to 79 nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada and 2,500 pre-qualified families by HELP of Southern Nevada.