Brought to you by: Cynde C.
Last week I attended a meeting to start planning for this year’s Operation Santa Claus and there are a lot of exciting things in store.
If you don’t know about Operation Santa Claus, it is a donation drive/event organized by Sanderson Ford in Glendale. In its eighth year, this event encourages the community to donate food and toys to brighten up the lives of those who are less fortunate. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is very lucky to be one of the organizations that benefits from this drive.
To spread the word across the Valley, Sanderson has brought on media partners ABC Channel 15 and Bonneville Radio (92.3 KTAR and 98.7 The Peak). Tim and Willy – troubadours and local personalities – will once again be involved in spreading awareness of the drive. In fact, one of their favorite charities, The Neighborhood Center, is also a beneficiary, along with West Valley Child Crisis Center and SARRC.
This year, Operation Santa Claus kicks off on November 20 and ends on December 20. Look for collection events at Westgate City Center, Snow Day at Desert Ridge, and at the KTAR Christmas Carol Live Performance.
The best part – okay, outside of providing food to those in need – participants who donate food at any of the Sanderson Ford locations can enter to win a 2009 Ford Flex.
The holidays are already looking a little brighter!