|Floyd Mayweather Jr Official Update
By Media report, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 10, 2009)
Las Vegas, NV - Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. His September 19 win over Juan Manuel Marquez after 21-months away from the ring has catapulted him back at the top of the pound-for-pound lists. He has reunited with his father after a decade-long feud, is happily settled into his new home and loves being an active father for his four children. And in recognition for his good fortune and in a gift of generosity, the six-time world champion is making sure that hundreds of Las Vegas residents have reason to be thankful too.
This holiday season, Mayweather and the Floyd Mayweather Foundation are in the midst of rolling out a large-scale plan to help as many men, women and children as possible through a grand outreach taking place throughout the holiday season.
"The holidays are the most important time to give back," said Mayweather. "No family should have to go hungry on Thanksgiving and no child should go without a toy on Christmas. I don’t believe that food and gifts should be a luxury. They are a necessity and through our efforts, we want make this year’s holiday season happier than ones before for Las Vegas residents in need."
Starting today when the Floyd Mayweather Foundation, in association with United States Marine Corps, starts its own toy drive through 15 Toys for Tots collection bins in locations around the city of Las Vegas (see complete list of locations below). The collection will continue through the month of November and end on December 11. The highlight of the drive will be an event hosted by Mayweather for family, friends and invited guests, where each person must bring a toy to donate in order to attend.
The giving doesn’t stop there. As he has been feeding the homeless weekly for the past several months, Mayweather will now step up his efforts and serve a Thanksgiving hot meal to those same people. On November 21, the Foundation is planning a Thanksgiving feast for 250 people outdoors on Owens Ave & N. Main St. (across from the Salvation Army). Each individually wrapped hot meal will include turkey, rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, string beans, pumpkin pie, water and tea.
To top off his holiday-related contributions, Mayweather will be donating coats to the students at a local inner-city elementary school. All 318 students (pre-school through fifth grade) will be given a coat.
"I look forward to continuing our mission of making sure people who are hungry have food to eat, and that children wake up on Christmas morning with something to look forward to," Mayweather said. "Through the donation of toys, coats and food, I know we will be making the holidays a little brighter for those in need and that is the best gift of all."
TOYS FOR TOTS DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Expressions Salon and Spa--6345 South Pecos Rd. St. #103, Las Vegas, 89120
Nail Gossip--4860 West Desert Inn Rd. #6, Las Vegas, NV, 89102
Merryhill Preschool/Elementary School--5055 South Durango Dr. Las Vegas, NV, 89113
North Stars Dance Academy--4025 North Rancho Dr. Suite#160, Las Vegas, NV, 89130
Las Vegas Indoor Soccer--1400 N. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89134
Fletcher Jones Imports--7300 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV, 89117
Jackie’s Iced Out Barber N’ Beauty--1100 Martin Luther King Blvd. Suite D, Las Vegas, NV, 89106
The Jeweler’s--2400 Western Ave. Las Vegas, NV, 89102
Roots--4418 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV, 89102
Harsch Property Management--3853 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV, 89102
Harsch Property Management--3111 S. Valley View Blvd. Unit E-101, Las Vegas, NV, 89102
Harsch Property Management--6285 Dean Martin Dr. Suite A23, Las Vegas, NV, 89118
1st Commerce Bank--5135 Camino Al Norte Rd. Ste 100, N. Las Vegas, NV, 89031
Findlay Cadillac-Saab--933 Auto Show Dr. Las Vegas, NV, 89106.
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