The Armer Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps families with children who have extreme medical needs, is hosting its 4th annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Banner Cardon Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Unit, through Dec. 15.
Several local businesses throughout the Valley are taking part as drop-off locations for the unopened toys which will provide holiday spirit, smiles and hope to children battling for their lives.
“A brand new toy can mean the world to a sick child, and as parents who have been through this, we know what a difference just one toy can make in a child’s life when they spend several weeks in hospital,” said Jennifer Armer, founder of the Armer Foundation.
The Armer Foundation, which also helps families with medical expenses, thanks those businesses for hosting a donation site and providing a way for people to donate toys.
To donate, the Armer Foundation is asking that Valley residents drop off any new, unwrapped toys for kids between the ages of newborn to teens to the following drop-off locations throughout the Valley.
Lakeside Bar & Grill - 9980 W Happy Valley Rd., Peoria, AZ 85383
Red, White & Brew - 6740 E McDowell Rd #102, Mesa, AZ 85215
Flooring America of Chandler – 6909 W. Ray Rd. #5, Chandler, AZ 85226
Armer Foundation – 9830 S. 51st St. Suite A128, Phoenix, AZ 85044
CK’s Tavern & Grill – 4142 E Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85048
Spooner Physical Therapy – 16611 S. 40th Street Unit 130, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Ahwatukee Skin and Laser - 4425 E. Agave Rd. Unit 148, Phoenix, AZ 85044
32 Shea - 10626 N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85028
Other items the Armer Foundation will be collecting include:
• Baby dolls
• Comfy Socks
• Pajama Pants
• Hair Brush/Comb
• Hair Ties
• Kids Coloring Books
• Children’s Books
• Kids Games
• Stuffed Animals
For a full list of locations participating in the Holiday Toy Drive and list of needs, visit www.armerfoundation.org/toydrive.
For more information or to learn more about the families in which the Armer Foundation help visit www.armerfoundation.org or call 480-257-3254.