KLUC's Chet Buchanan Raises Cash, Toys For Kids In Annual Campaign
December 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Top 40/Rhythmic KLUC-FM/LAS VEGAS and HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA wrapped up the 12th annual CHET BUCHANAN & THE MORNING ZOO TOY DRIVE on MONDAY (12/13) at the NEVADA ENERGY parking lot on Sahara and Jones. The drive collected 2287 bikes, fourteen 50-foot semi trucks full of toys, and $145,069 in gift cards and cash, all of which will be given to needy children. BUCHANAN lived 24/7 in a tent atop a thirty-foot scaffold, broadcasting live during all dayparts.
"It is so amazing to see all these people come together and be a part of something bigger than them," said BUCHANAN. "When you're there, its magic; the semi trucks lined up, the sea of bikes, the gift card count... it's indescribable."
Among the big donations were over $106,000 in toys and bikes from TRYST and XS nightclubs, $75,000 from WALMART, $15,000 from illusionist CRISS ANGEL, $10,000 each from LPGA golf pro NATALIE GULBIS and MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, $7,300 in gift cards from WALGREENS, $5,000 from an individual donor named "Mr. DONOVAN," and $1,000 from SUGAR RAY singer and TV personality MARK MCGRATH.
Checking in to lend support to the campaign were celebrities like JUSTIN BIEBER, NICKI MINAJ, BOYZ II MEN, BRAD GARRETT, LOUIE ANDERSON, DIDDY, NICK CANNON, RAY-J and BRANDY, MIRANDA COSGROVE, JAMIE FOXX, DAVID HASSELHOFF, and others.