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7th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway

Updated: Jan 4

In the spirit of giving and spreading holiday cheer, the Armed Forces Chamber hosted its 7th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway, bringing smiles to the faces of children from military families across Southern Nevada. This heartwarming event saw the donation of over 1,500 unwrapped toys, valued at an impressive $45,000. The gesture aimed to bring joy and festive spirit to the young hearts residing in Boulder City, Bunker, Goodsprings, Henderson, Jean, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Moapa, Mount Charleston, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, Primm, and Searchlight.

The Armed Forces Chamber, known for its commitment to supporting military personnel and their families, collaborated with various sponsors to make this event a resounding success. Accomplished Carriers LLC., Blue Martini Las Vegas, Carmelo's Bistro, Ellumiere Talent & Event Production, Stuffed Bellies Hunger Relief Charity, and The Haynes Co. joined hands to make a significant impact on the lives of these young ones during the holiday season.

Andre' Haynes, the Founder and CEO of the Armed Forces Chamber, expressed his gratitude and excitement about the event, saying, "The Armed Forces Chamber is dedicated to supporting our military families, especially during the holiday season. Our annual Christmas Toy Giveaway is a small gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices these families make. Seeing the joy on the faces of the children we serve is truly heartwarming."

The generous donation of toys brought happiness to families who often face unique challenges due to the nature of military life. With spouses serving in various capacities and locations, military families endure long periods of separation, and the holiday season can be particularly challenging for both parents and children. The Armed Forces Chamber's Christmas Toy Giveaway aimed to alleviate some of the stress and bring a sense of normalcy and joy to these families.

The event's impact was felt far and wide, reaching communities from the scenic landscapes of Mount Charleston to the bustling city lights of Las Vegas. Families in Henderson, Pahrump, and beyond expressed their gratitude for the thoughtful gesture during a time when many are facing financial strains and uncertainties.

Sponsors played a crucial role in making this event a reality, showcasing the power of community collaboration. Accomplished Carriers LLC., Blue Martini Las Vegas, Carmelo's Bistro, Ellumiere Talent & Event Production, Stuffed Bellies Hunger Relief Charity, and The Haynes Co.played a pivotal role as sponsors, contributing to the overall success of the event.

As the 7th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway came to a close, the Armed Forces Chamber and its sponsors celebrated the collective effort that made a lasting impact on the lives of military families in Southern Nevada. This event not only brought joy to children but also highlighted the importance of community support in making the holiday season brighter for those who have dedicated their lives to serving our nation.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in the heart of Nevada, the Armed Forces Chamber has emerged as a dynamic and multifaceted organization dedicated to serving and empowering veterans, service members, and their families across the nation. With a comprehensive array of programs, including a Chamber of Commerce, Community Development initiatives, a Radio Talk Show, Veteran Housing projects, and Workforce Development programs, the Armed Forces Chamber has become a beacon of support for those who have served our country.

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