Chet Buchanan ends 98.5 KLUC’s 19th Annual Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive with another record setting year of donations! The 12-day event filled (32) 50 foot Coca-Cola trailers with new toys, along with 8,109 bikes and $455,550 in cash and gift cards!
Throughout the 12 days, Chet Buchanan lives 30 feet up on a 30×40 foot scaffolding unit for 24 hours a day, without every coming down, all in an effort to raise awareness for families that may need a little extra help this holiday season, by providing one more toy, one more bike and one more gift card. The event, which ran from November 30th – December 11th, benefits HELP of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that assists less fortunate families during the holiday season. Starting now, they will be helping over 3,000 families along with over 70 other nonprofit organizations in southern Nevada to ensure that as many families as possible have gifts to unwrap this holiday season.
“It’s nearly impossible to wrap my head around what just took place over the last 12 days. From some of the most miserable weather we’ve experienced, to the most unbelievable totals beyond what I might have ever imagined,” said Chet Buchanan. “It’s truly a dream that just keeps getting better! Spence, Kayla, Davey The Showkiller, Lasso, and I are incredibly humbled, grateful, and absolutely honored to join our incredible 98.5 KLUC teammates and sponsors to serve the greatest, most passionate listeners in the most amazing city and community in the world!”
“What Chet does each year for children in the Las Vegas community is truly incredible,” added Entercom Las Vegas Operations Manager J.B. King. “This year after battling 30 mile an hour winds and near freezing overnight temperatures, we still managed to have our biggest Toy Drive year ever.”