The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) is calling on construction workers across the state to help them make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in need this holiday season. The ABA Community Service Board’s 2020 Toy Drive has begun collecting toys, gifts, and donations for five nonprofit organizations that serve over 880 children and developmentally disabled adults.
Arizona Builders Alliance Needs Help Collecting Toys for 880+ Children
The ABA will use monetary donations to purchase toys from a wholesaler, then sort and wrap all the gifts for children at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, Sunshine Residential Homes, Santo Niño Catholic Community, and Sequoia Charter School. These charities serve children who are separated from their parents, survived abuse and neglect, or whose families cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts.
Donations will also be used to purchase a large group gift for VALLEYLIFE. This Phoenix nonprofit helps people with physical and mental disabilities who have been abandoned or forgotten.
“The ABA is proud to sponsor our 10th Annual toy drive that unifies the local construction industry to give back to the community and support nonprofits that care for our most vulnerable children and adults,” said Erica Lange, ABA Vice President. “This year is especially difficult for these organizations, and we want to make sure every child gets a toy and every adult feels appreciated this holiday season.”
The ABA teamed up with 18 Valley construction companies including Rosendin, which is sponsoring a 2nd-grade class from Sequoia Charter School that has a dozen students in need. Other contractors, such as JE Dunn Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Sundt Construction, and Hensel Phelps are urging employees to bring a toy to their local office or make a monetary donation by December 18th.
"On job sites all over town, teams from Rosendin work closely with other construction firms to build structures and grow our communities," said Aimee Olmedo, Rosendin Training Coordinator and ABA Community Service Board member. "This holiday season, it feels wonderful to come together with industry partners on this important campaign aimed at giving children something to look forward to and building up their spirits during these challenging times."
Donors may also drop off toys and gifts at the main collection site located at TD Industries’ Warehouse, 1888 E. Broadway Road in Tempe by calling (602)536-7807 in advance.
All contributions are tax-deductible, and the public is welcome to make monetary donations through the ABA’s website at azbuillders.org, calling 602-274-8222, or by going to the online portal at:
Santo Nino Catholic Community: 3206 W. Melvin Street, Phoenix 85009
VALLEYLIFE: 1142 W. Hatcher Road, Phoenix 85021
Sunshine Acres Children's Home:3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa 85215
Sequoia Charter School: 1460 S. Horne, Mesa 85204
Sunshine Residential Homes: 17201 N. 63rd Ave., Glendale 85308
About Arizona Builders Alliance:
The ABA exists for the purpose of advancing the productivity and profitability of our members and the construction industry. The ABA is an affiliation of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. and the Associated General Contractors of America. Celebrating its 25th year in 2019, the ABA is proud to service the construction industry through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities in the state of Arizona. To learn more, visit us at www.azbuilders.org or call us at (602) 274-8222.