One of the biggest annual holiday toys drives in San Diego County just set a new record. The 2014 Viejas Toy Drive to support the local Salvation Army exceeded its goal raising a total of 14,702 toys!
Viejas Toy Drive Raises 14,702 Toys for the local Salvation Army. (Photo: Business Wire)
All the toys were gathered up and put on display in grand style earlier this evening poolside at the Viejas Hotel, where a party was held and the exact number of toys was revealed to a cheering crowd.
Viejas tribal Government staff, Casino & Resort Team Members and guests spent all of November and most of December donating toys, holding fundraisers, and rallying the community to reach the lofty goal.
Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley said, We know theres a huge need for assistance in the community. And it says a lot about the compassion and determination of our Team Members, guests and tribal community when they accept the challenge and exceed the goal. Its just amazing, and we are proud to help make our community a better place, especially during the holiday season.
Also at this evenings event, Viejas Community Relations presented Salvation Army Captain Terry Masango with a check for $15,000 on behalf of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to support the Armys efforts in eastern San Diego County.
About Viejas Casino & Outlets
Located off of I-8 east of San Diego, the Four-Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features thousands of slot machines, exciting table games including Blackjack; Baccarat and Pai Gow; a high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility. Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. And the Viejas Hotel features 128 luxurious suites and an expansive pool area with a hot tub and cabanas for lounging or entertaining.
The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and the popular Viejas Ice Rink, which is open through January 4. For more information, visit www.viejas.com or call 1-800-847-6537.