By Arizona Builders Alliance
The Arizona Builders Alliance 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 more than 880 children and developmentally disabled adults.
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 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.
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 https://eventinterface.com/2020-toy-drive-donations/.