Feed a Family. Make a Kid Happy. Win a New Vehicle with ABC 15's Operation Santa Claus

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is benefitting again from the 11th Annual Operation Santa Claus Charity Drive, hosted by ABC15 in partnership with Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln.

You can donate online at www.GiveToTheClaus.com, or bring a non-perishable food donation to ABC15, any of the Sanderson dealerships, The UPS Store location nearest you or any Operation Santa Claus events through December 20th.

With each accepted donation you will have the opportunity to be one of fifteen finalists to win your choice of a new Ford F-150 Super Crew Ecoboost or the all new 2013 LINCOLN MKZ. Each finalist will win a $100 Visa Gift Card and a key. The finalist with the key that starts the truck will win the new Ford F-150 or LINCOLN MKZ. Two finalists will be drawn live every Wednesday on ABC15′s Sonoran Living.

Along with St. Mary’s, donations from Operation Santa Claus benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and Military Assistance Mission Arizona.


Operation Santa Claus

Brought to you by:  Cynde C.

Last week I attended a meeting to start planning for this year’s Operation Santa Claus and there are a lot of exciting things in store.

If you don’t know about Operation Santa Claus, it is a donation drive/event organized by Sanderson Ford in Glendale. In its eighth year, this event encourages the community to donate food and toys to brighten up the lives of those who are less fortunate. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is very lucky to be one of the organizations that benefits from this drive.

To spread the word across the Valley, Sanderson has brought on media partners ABC Channel 15 and Bonneville Radio (92.3 KTAR and 98.7 The Peak). Tim and Willy – troubadours and local personalities – will once again be involved in spreading awareness of the drive. In fact, one of their favorite charities, The Neighborhood Center, is also a beneficiary, along with West Valley Child Crisis Center and SARRC.

This year, Operation Santa Claus kicks off on November 20 and ends on December 20. Look for collection events at Westgate City Center, Snow Day at Desert Ridge, and at the KTAR Christmas Carol Live Performance.

The best part – okay, outside of providing food to those in need – participants who donate food at any of the Sanderson Ford locations can enter to win a 2009 Ford Flex.

The holidays are already looking a little brighter!