During each Holiday Season HELP of Southern Nevada has three signature programs; Adopt -A-Family, Turkey-A-Thon and the Toy Drive/Holiday Assistance. These programs allow HELP of Southern Nevada to assist over 1,200 families receive a turkey and the fixin's for Thanksgiving and to assist over 19,000 children with Holiday gifts, who otherwise would go without.

You can help us carry on the success of these impactful holiday programs by volunteering, adopting a family for the Holiday, donating toys, or donating turkeys and food/non perishables.

2016 Holiday Programs

HELP of Southern Nevada will accept applications for its Holiday Assistance programs on the following dates: November 4, 5, 12 and December 2, 3, 9, 10. Hours are 8 am - 5 pm, with last entry at 4:30 pm, subject to change and based on capacity. Our Holiday Assistance program is limited to 3,000 families and Thanksgiving assistance will be available for the first 1,000 sign-ups only.

You must apply in person on one of the days indicated. You will receive vouchers to return on specific days to pick up your items. The parent(s) listed on the child’s birth certificate or guardian(s) listed on court documentation is the only person who may apply on behalf of a child receiving assistance. Each child may receive toys. Older youth may receive gift cards. One child/youth per family may receive a bicycle in lieu of toys or gift cards.

Households without children may apply for Thanksgiving assistance only. Our Holiday Toy Assistance program is for children ages 17 and younger, or 18 and enrolled in high school.

Click here for Holiday Program Information - en Espanol

Click Here a list of Frequently Asked Questions.


Don't be a turkey - donate a turkey! HELP'S 2016 Turkey-Thon donation drive will be held November 17, 18 and 19 at select Smith's Food & Drug stores. Please visit this page after November 1 for specific Smith's locations.

If you would like to host a food drive for our Thanksgiving Assistance program, contact

Toy Drive/Holiday Assistance

The 98.5 KLUC "Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo Toy Drive" will be held December 1 - 12, 2016. If you would like to host a Toy Drive and deliver your donations to the toy drive, contact


If you represent a business, association, individual or community group who would like to adopt a family for the holidays, please complete this form and return it to

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