Thursday, Nov. 14th - Wednesday, Dec. 18th
“Operation Santa Claus” is an Arizona tradition. It’s a partnership between ABC15 and Sanderson Ford to collect food, toys, clothes and monetary donations for Arizona charities.
This year’s charities are: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Special Olympics Arizona, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), Military Assistance Mission (MAM) and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC).
Operation Santa Claus runs through Dec. 18 and culminates the following day with a “human chain” of volunteers who help deliver all the collected goods to Arizona families in need.
Donation drop-off locations:
• ABC15 Studios – 515 North 44th St. in Phoenix
• Sanderson Ford – 6400 North 51st Ave. in Glendale
• Sanderson Lincoln – 2121 West Bell Rd. in Phoenix
• All of The UPS Store locations across the Valley
• Authorized Operation Santa Claus events listed at givetotheclaus.com
Online donations can also be made anytime throughout the campaign at givetotheclaus.com.
Donors who contribute five dollars or more to Operation Santa Claus will be entered to win a brand- new vehicle. Sanderson Ford and Lincoln will randomly select one lucky donor to win the choice of a new Ford F150 SuperCrew or Lincoln MKZ – luxury sedan. Fifteen finalists will also receive a $100 Visa gift card. The winner will be announced on Dec. 19 during ABC15’s Sonoran Living at 9 a.m.