Friday, December 4, 2009

Holly Gives Back for the Holidays

The holidays in Las Vegas are usually a bit different than they are in the rest of the nation. There’s no escaping the city’s sexy attitude and the party-all-night lifestyle. It doesn’t exactly match with the innocent imagery of holiday family dinners and animated children’s specials. But that doesn’t mean it’s only about Las Vegas nightclubs and parties during the holidays. There are plenty of charitable events like the Great Santa Run and the Magical Forest, but sometimes you need a global face to get global attention for a great cause, and no starlet represents Vegas as much as Holly Madison does!

She went from Girl Next Door to Las Vegas’ sweetheart, and Holly’s got her schedule full with store openings and hosting opportunities, but that doesn’t mean she won’t take time out to help the needy. The star of the burlesque revue, "Peepshow," Holly will soon be seen on E!’s "Holly’s World," where she will showcase the best of Sin City for the whole world to see on Sunday nights. She’s hoping it will boost the Vegas economy and encourage tourists to come. But before the premiere, she’s been working hard to help the less fortunate.

Over the Thanksgiving break, she teamed up with Playboy Playmate Laura Croft and Jersey Boys’ Rick Faugno to help serve meals to at-risk kids at the Le Cordon Bleu’s student run CafĂ© Bleu. Now for the Christmas holiday, Holly started her own toy drive with the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. Holly Joy Christmas Toy Drive will be accepting new, unwrapped toys of $10 and above at various radio stations across the Las Vegas area. Holly and the organizations are hoping for a goal of 1000 toys, but plan on topping whatever they reach this year with next year’s drive. This is a great way for Las Vegans to pitch in this holiday season and maybe get to catch a glimpse of Holly in person as she promotes her charity. If you want to catch Madison’s new reality show, tune in this Sunday on E! after the Girls Next Door season finale and expect plenty of cameos including Mayor Oscar Goodman, Robin Leach and other Vegas regulars!—Provided by