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Criss Angel and Bank of America Launch Holiday Toy Drive for Make-a-Wish Foundation

Criss Angel, who was named ‘Male Wish Granter of the year in 2010’ and received in 2007 the ‘Chris Greicius Award,’ the highest honor bestowed by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will join special Make-A-Wish kids, representatives from Bank of America Nevada and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada at a press conference to launch the organization’s 2010 holiday toy drive.

The public is invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys to any of Bank of America’s 54 banking centers in Southern Nevada, from November 17 through December 3. The toys will be presented to Make-A-Wish kids and their families at the organization’s annual holiday party at The Rio Hotel & Casino on December 9.

Suggested value is $10-$15 to ensure that all children receive gifts of similar value. Gift cards are also welcome and make particularly good gifts for teens and older children.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 10:30 -10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Bank of America
920 N Martin Luther King Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-a-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 180,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception. The Southern Nevada chapter was established in 1996 and has granted more than 1,000 wishes for local children.