Help Nevada State Bank Spread Holiday Cheer
During this holiday season, Nevada State Bank is helping children in the 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive and the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive.
Nevada State Bank assists local non-profits throughout the year in the 20 communities it serves, but during the holidays the Bank makes a special effort to help Nevada children by participating in two major programs: the 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive and the Reno Rodeo Denim Drive.
Toys, Games and Bikes for Kids
As a long-time sponsor of the 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive1, Nevada State Bank is collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys and bikes to support the CBS radio station’s efforts. Toys may be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch location in the Las Vegas valley through Wednesday, December 4.2 Then, bank colleagues will deliver them to KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo in honor of the bank’s 60th birthday on Monday, December 9.
For 12 straight days, deejay Chet Buchanan will camp on top of a 30-foot scaffold in the NV Energy parking lot as volunteers help the radio station collect toys, bikes and cash donations around the clock. The bank sponsors the Nevada State Bank Cash and Gift Card Board for the campaign, which keeps a running total of the drive’s cash and gift card donations.
At the conclusion of the toy drive, thousands of toys, games, and bikes are delivered to HELP of Southern Nevada. The agency takes applications in November and December from low-income families in need of assistance during the holidays. Then it sets up a temporary “toy store” where families can pick out items for their children. More than 3,000 families a year benefit from the toy drive.
Last year’s 20th annual campaign broke all previous records, collecting more than 37 semi-truck trailers filled with new toys, in addition to 8,757 bikes and $505,448 in cash and gift cards donated by organizations and individuals throughout southern Nevada.
Clothes for Kids
This is the ninth year Nevada State Bank has placed collection bins in its branches throughout northern and rural Nevada so clients and other community members can donate clothing to the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s Reno Rodeo Denim Drive. Donations of new denim clothing, socks and underwear help abused and neglected infants, children and teens rescued from unsafe homes. Foundation volunteers pick up the clothing and distribute it to local community organizations.
Bank colleagues at each branch also encourage clients to “Donate a Dollar for Denim” by buying paper denim pockets, which quickly cover branch walls, showing the depth of community support for the project. The Reno Rodeo Foundation uses cash contributions to purchase additional new clothing items for children throughout the year.
The Reno Rodeo Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Reno Rodeo, northern Nevada’s longest-running and largest annual professional sports event. Since 2006, it has donated more than $1 million in clothes.
Collection bins will be in place at Nevada State Bank branches through the end of the year, so there is still a chance to help northern Nevada children in need.
“Nevada State Bank is very excited to sponsor these two great charity drives,” said Sandi Milton, senior vice president of marketing communications for Nevada State Bank. “Each year, we help collect more toys and bikes and more clothing for children in need. This truly speaks to the dedication of our local communities. Together, we help make this a joyful and memorable holiday season for Nevada children.”
1. To view a short video about the Toy Drive, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Kfsk06KxA
2. If you miss the deadline for dropping off toys and bikes at one of our branches, you can take them directly to the Toy Drive at the NV Energy parking lot, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas. Toy Drive volunteers will be there 24 hours a day through 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16.
The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice. Any views expressed in this article may not necessarily be those of Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC