World-Famous Fat Bar and Las Vegas Fatburger Locations Announce Annual Holiday Give Back Donation Drive Supporting The Shade Tree

Fat Bar Las Vegas hosts 4th annual private celebrity event and lunch for residents of Las Vegas shelter for women, children and their pets

Darin Feinstein, the owner of Fat Bar on the Las Vegas Strip and three local Fatburger franchise locations, along with his wife Patricia Feinstein have announced the 4th Annual Holiday Give Back to The Shade Tree donation drive and private star-studded event for its residents. With a goal of filling more than tummies for the holiday season, Darin launched the holiday give back in 2013. The annual month-long donation drive and private lunch for residents has become a highly successful fundraising activity for the residents of The Shade Tree. Fatburger supplies a commercial grill and a dozen staff members who all look forward to take part and grill up the world-famous Fatburgers for residents. Additionally, special guests come to support the cause such as Rio headliner and comedian Eddie Griffin and entertainer Early Clover and friends, who have supported the Holiday Give since its launch in 2013, Phillip Limon and Dana Anderson of the ISI group who come every year to paint inspiring murals at The Shade Tree, and Steve Siegel and Judi Siegel of Siegel Suites, who last year brought Santa Claus and provided toys for the children.

“The employees and CEO of Fat Burger & Fat Bar are an inspiration. Darin, brings his employees, food, and some pretty high profile friends to our grounds here at The Shade Tree to honor the women and children at the shelter and to remind them that they too, are an important part of the community,” said Marlene Richter, Executive Director The Shade Tree

The Shade Tree donation drive runs through Saturday, December 17 at three local Fatburger locations as well as Fat Bar on the Las Vegas Strip.  This year, the donation drive has partnered with Pledgeling, whose mission is to power the impact economy by aligning businesses and nonprofits to connect with their audiences in engaging ways and make giving back as easy as possible. Pledgeling provides a text-to-donate service to enable donors the convenience of donating from their smart phone by texting SHADETREE to 91065. For each $1 donated to The Shade Tree, Fatburger will match up to $10,000. Las Vegas Fatburger locations participating include Fat Bar and Fatburger on the Las Vegas Strip; Fatburger at Red Rock Resort & Casino, and Fatburger at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino.

For 27 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year. To learn more about how to support The Shade Tree, call (702) 385-0072 or visit www.theshadetree.org.  For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter @ShadeTreeVEGAS.  

Fat Bar on the famous Las Vegas Strip was created by venture capitalist and entrepreneur Darin (Red Mercury Entertainment, Black Star Investments, TicketBAT.com) and entertains guests from all over the planet 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Combined with the hit Fatburger franchise, Fat Bar offers one of the hottest spots in Sin City to eat a great burger, indulge in Vegas-themed cocktails and be immersed in the epicenter of Las Vegas with approximately 80,000 people walking by. Follow @FatBarLV and visit www.FatBarLasVegas.com.

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