The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) brought the local construction industry together to make Christmas a magical time for hundreds of children, including some in Glendale.
Approximately 100 Arizona construction companies and their employees donated almost $50,000 to the 11th Annual ABA Community Service Board’s 2020 Toy Drive to purchase toys and gifts for five nonprofits serving 900 children in Phoenix Metro area.
The ABA teamed up with member construction companies including McCarthy Building Companies, FCI Constructors, The Weitz Company, Sundt, Kitchell, CORE, and Rosendin to collect and wrap presents.
Arizona’s construction industry collected truckloads of gifts and toys for Sunshine Residential Homes, 17201 N. 63rd Ave., Glendale, which serves children who are separated from their parents, survived abuse and neglect, or whose families cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts.
The ABA also gifted $1,500 for a large group gift for VALLEYLIFE, a nonprofit organization for people with physical and mental disabilities who have been abandoned or forgotten.
“We were concerned with how the pandemic was going to impact our efforts this year with so many more people in need and so many of our ABA membership lacking a secure knowledge in the industry’s economic future,” Joshua Marriott, ABA Community Service Board Chairman, Sr. VDC Manager for the Weitz Company, stated in a news release. “I am extremely grateful to our ABA and industry partners for coming through more generous than ever and making a real and visible impact in our community.”