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10th annual AmFam toy drive
A decade ago, Craig Lloyd with American Family families in our community who can help out would take Lloyd will also be taking items to My Sisters Place in
Insurance at Ocotillo Wells on Queen Creek Road a moment to stop by the offi ce and choose a child off the Chandler, a domestic violence shelter for women and
organized the fi rst toy drive for the Child Crisis Center Christmas tree wall and make their dreams come true for children. He says they are “overwhelmed” right now with
East Valley. He was humbled by the great number of just one day this Christmas.” 11 mothers and 15 children ages 1 to 15 years.
people who dropped off toys, clothes, cash and other Those not in the area wishing to help can call the offi ce Lloyd packs the donations into his vehicle and
items for the children there. and get information over the phone. Tax-deductible personally takes the items to the shelters “so we know
Now ten years later, the need is even greater, with 42 donations or gift cards are also welcome. they get right to the people who need them.”
children ranging from newborns to 11 years old in the “Some of the best memories we have over the last 10 American Family Insurance is located at 1801 W.
Crisis Center. years are parents bringing their children by to adopt a Queen Creek Rd., Suite 1 in
“As always, we have a large need for these children child off the tree and returning with the gifts to show Chandler. Calls and donations may be made from 8:30
who have no control over the circumstances that have their children the true meaning of giving,” Lloyd adds. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 480-899-8549
them in the Crisis Center and away from family during “We also appreciate our retired friends from Sun Lakes for more information.
the holidays,” Lloyd says. “It would be wonderful if the bringing in handmade and knitted items for the kids.”
8th annual pet food, supply drive
A pet food and pet supply drive by * Community Development Break
the Town of Gilbert will help make the Room
holiday season brighter for many animals * Public Safety Complex (Fire
Steve Horn
still looking for a permanent home with a Administration, PD Lobby, PD Break
loving family. Room, Court Break Room)
Ahwatukee Foothills
602-410-1656
Through Jan. 12, premium brands of * South Area Service Center
Each Keller Williams® Offi ce is Independently Owned and Operated
dog and cat food, dog and cat toys, treats, (Development Services/Utilities Lobby)
and beds plus kitty litter may be donated Friends for Life is a registered 501(c) Are you
in collection boxes for the Gilbert- (3), nonprofi t, no-kill, volunteer based
based Friends for Life Animal Rescue & organization with approximately 130 behind
Sanctuary. rescued dogs and cats in its care at any
Boxes for donations will be available at given time. Friends for Life focuses on
on your
the following locations: rescuing stray animals abandoned on
* McQueen Park Activity Center the streets and deserts. About $18,000 a
Mortgage
* Gilbert Community Center month is needed to provide the basics of
* Freestone Recreation Center food, shelter and medical attention to the
payment,
* Community Services Administration rescued animals, and donations are down
Lobby by approximately $100,000 this year.
visit:
* North Parks Maintenance Facility For more information about Friends for
* Public Works (Lindsay location) Life, or to make a monetary donation, visit
* Southeast Regional Library www.AzFriends.org or call 480-497-8296.
www.shortsalesdoneeasy.com
* Municipal Center Lobby
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