The Brokery is hosting a weekend full of holiday events the first weekend of December, including a gift drive for Arizona Helping Hands.
The festivities will kick off with The Brokery’s “Stuff the Sleigh’’ gift collection drive from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at their Arcadia office, 4546 N 40th St. This event for local nonprofit Arizona Helping Hands will benefit teenagers in foster care, according to a press release.
Everyone is invited to join this free event and get in the holiday spirit by bringing a teen-friendly gift to donate, enjoying free hot chocolate and live music, writing letters to Santa, and shopping the market featuring a selection of local vendors. Those who wish to donate a gift online can do so at the Arizona Helping Hands teen girl wish list and teen boy wish list on Amazon.
Have your camera ready, as Santa will be on site to oversee the stuffing of the sleigh, the release stated.
“Teenagers often get overlooked when it comes to gift collection drives,” Arizona Helping Hands president & CEO, Maureen Noe, said. “The gifts donated at the Stuff the Sleigh event are going to bring a lot of joy to the many local teens in the foster care system.”
The Brokery will also offer photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, at their Arcadia office and on Sunday, Dec. 4, at their North Central office, 840 E Bethany Home Road. These community events are free to the public, include one complimentary digital photo with Santa, and are open to the whole family, including pets.
Register for the event at https://tinyurl.com/stuffthesleigh to reserve your spot. Santa photos will also be available Saturday, Dec. 17 at The Brokery Arcadia and Sunday, Dec. 18 at The Brokery North Central.
“The Holidays are all about community, and our Stuff the Sleigh event on December 2 will help rally our neighbors to support Arizona Helping Hands, an incredible organization that helps make life a little brighter for kids who are in foster care,” says Debbie Pontikas, associate broker at The Brokery and branch manager of the Arcadia office.
Event sponsors include Bison Ventures, Landmark Title Assurance Agency, Valley Wide Title, Orion Mortgage, Integrated Inspections, First Western Trust and Muscular Moving Men.