Holiday toy drive raises thousands in donations and nearly 100 toys

Posted 12/17/21

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Coulter Cadillac for Connect-UV’s second annual Holiday Toy Drive as lots of families attended the event, taking photos with Santa, enjoying pizza muffins, sitting in the fire truck, and providing support to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Holiday toy drive raises thousands in donations and nearly 100 toys

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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Coulter Cadillac for Connect-UV’s second annual Holiday Toy Drive as lots of families attended the event, taking photos with Santa, enjoying pizza muffins, sitting in the fire truck, and providing support to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

On Dec. 11, Santa was joined by Phoenix Fire Department, Floridinos Pizza Muffin Food Truck, and representatives from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Connect-UV, Bronzmopolitan, Dr. Shine My Ride, all to collect toys and money for children in need this holiday season, according to a press release.

“Coulter Cadillac is so happy to host this event,” said Paul Glans, general manager of Coulter Cadillac, in the release. “We love to give back to the community and the kids who need help at this time. We’re happy to do it and will keep doing events like this every year.”

The Holiday Toy Drive was organized by Connect-UV, a Scottsdale-based, family-owned business that provides UV-C sanitation devices for homes and businesses. The first 50 attendees received a free UV-C phone sanitizer, the release said.

“Thanks to such amazing support, we doubled our goal from $2,500 last year to $5,000 this year.” Said Wendy Brown, CEO of Connect-UV, in the release. “We are on our way to reaching our goal, and need help getting over the top!”

Mandy Marcinko of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation said due to the pandemic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital is not accepting toy donations, but those who want to support kids in need this year can make a cash donation.

Between the Connect-UV donation page, and donations made directly to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the event, nearly $2,500 has  been raised for the Hospital’s Foundation.

An Ipad with card reader accepted donations to Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout the event, while toys donated at the event will be distributed by Phoenix Fire Department to families with in need, noted the release.

The donation drive for Phoenix Children's Hospital is open until Dec. 24.

See: phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.

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