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. As a part of their annual toy drive, the ABA Community Service Board has begun collecting toys, gifts, and donations for five nonprofit organizations that serve more than 1,880 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, Sojourner Center, Santo Niño Catholic Community, and ASA Now. These charities serve children who are separated from their parents, survived abuse and neglect, or whose families cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts.
“We look forward to sponsoring our annual toy drive to bring together the local construction industry and support nonprofits that care for our most vulnerable children and adults in the community,” said Erica Lange, ABA Vice President. “This is the 11th year we have held this event, and it never stops feeling rewarding every single year.”
The ABA teamed up with 45 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, and Hensel Phelps are urging employees to bring a toy to their local office or make a monetary donation before their gift-wrapping event on December 14th.
“Participating in this event annually is a great opportunity for Rosendin to work with our fellow construction companies to give back to the community that we help to build,” said Aimee Olmedo, Rosendin Training Coordinator and ABA Community Service Board member. “We look forward to working in collaboration with the ABA and our partners to help children in need have an exciting holiday season.”
Donors may also drop off toys and gifts at the main collection site located at TDIndustries’ 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/toydrivedonations/.
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 27th year in 2021, 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.