North Las Vegas toy drive-thru helps more than 2,000 families for the holidays

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A toy drive was held Wednesday in North Las Vegas to distribute free toys to the community. Thanks to help from the Injured Officers Fund, CCSD Police Officers, and other community partners, joy is being spread throughout the community.

The toy drive was held on Dec. 23 at 2727 Civic Center Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, then extended beyond that time due to the great need.

Toys were given to all drivers who had children present in their vehicles.

The toys were donated by the Injured Police Officers Fund and community partners.

Minddie Lloyd, Injured Police Officers Fund Project Director and the wife of LT. Erik Lloyd who recently died of COVID-19, was there distributing gifts to give back to the community.

“We’ve had people in line since 6 a.m….We were able to service over 2,000 families today,” said Lloyd.

Items given out were as follows:

  • New clothes
  • New toys
  • Shoes
  • Bikes
  • Blankets
  • Food, Hot Chocolate, Cookies

Their goal was to help as many families as they could to have a good Christmas holiday. Sponsors came out to help, along with law enforcement agencies.

“We’re just happy to give back,” said Merri Perry with Realty One Group.

Lloyd says they will be back out distributing toys on Sunday to deliver, “Christmas to the community.”

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