Holiday event to collect new toys for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve charity

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer featuring its Leadership Henderson program and benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Pizza Rock inside the Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson.

Open to the public, the annual event will give business-minded individuals the opportunity to toast their peers and bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit the children of Southern Nevada. Local Marines will be on hand to accept the gifts, and Santa Claus will be in attendance for photos and to listen to Christmas wishes. Appetizers will be served, and happy hour drinks will be available for purchase.

The cost to attend is $15 for Henderson Chamber members, $25 for non-members. An additional $10 will be charged to walk-in participants who didn’t register in advance. The last day to make a reservation is Tuesday, Dec. 15. To register, visit

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Toys for Tots’ objectives are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of the United States’ most valuable resources – children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Leadership Henderson is governed by the Henderson Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The program strives to make better leaders and a stronger community.

For more information on the Leadership Henderson program or the event to benefit Toys for Tots, contact Rebecca Fay at 565-8951 or