All presents to benefit less fortunate children in the community

HENDERSON, Nev. – Macy Magdaleno, 8, will host her 9th birthday party in the food court of the Galleria at Sunset mall at 1p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. However, this is no typical birthday party. Macy will donate all the gifts she receives to Toys for Tots, a nonprofit charity that donates new, unwrapped toys to less fortunate children in the community during the holiday season.

This is the fourth year Macy has used her birthday to give back to other children. When she turned 6, she asked her mom about giving gifts to other kids rather than receiving gifts for herself. From friends and family alone, she has been able to donate 135 presents over the past three years to Toys for Tots. This year, she hopes to donate more by inviting the public to celebrate her birthday and bring donations.

“The Galleria at Sunset is happy to give a local girl the opportunity to give back on a larger scale,” said Heather Valera, marketing director for Galleria at Sunset. “We hope that Macy can help even more children in the community this year.”

Macy’s party will last until 3 p.m., and the public may drop off their donated presents at any point during the party.

Toys for Tots will accept donations in many locations throughout the valley during the month of November. For more information and toy drop off locations, visit

The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as H&M, Coach, bebe, Buckle, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Brookstone and more. Owned and operated by Forest City Enterprises, the 1,048,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts two full-service and 11 fast food restaurants.

For more information on the Galleria at Sunset, visit or contact the mall’s information center at 702-434-0202.