Season of Giving Campaign
Every Kid Counts’ Season of Giving Campaign is in its 24th year providing Toys, Food, Clothing and Holiday Events for children of all ages throughout Arizona. This Program originally started with a special Christmas Party held in conjunction with the Single Parents Association of Greater Phoenix and the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity at Arizona State University on Dec 6th, 1994. A special holiday party was put on for 33 children from single parent households that included pairing kids up with a big brother, dinner and a visit from Santa Claus bearing gifts for all the kids in attendance. The party was a magical event and continues to this day with the brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa at Northern Arizona University.
In November 1995, EKC began collecting toys to help support needy families throughout the Phoenix area, especially at the Thomas J Papas School and for homeless kids thanks to the generosity and past support of Godaddy.com. Over the years this program has grown, thanks to the support our friends at Chase Bank, The Parsons Foundation, Level 3 Communication, Southwest Wealth Strategies and many small business throughout Arizona. It grew to a much greater level of donations, raising thousands of toys that enabled EKC to expand its support not only to the Papas School but many organizations and families throughout Arizona. EKC now supports the holidays for hundreds of kids at all nine schools of the Creighton Elementary School District, Military Families, Hospitals, Food Banks, Orphanages and many individual families through our Secret Santa Helper Program. Please consider joining us for this year’s campaign. the 2017 Campaign drew even more support with the addition of the 1st Annual Hobby Action Raceway Haul in for the Holidays that raised several hundred toys. In addition to the toy collection, EKC collect several hundred pounds of toys and many boxes of gently used clothing that were distributed out to various low income families through our many partnerships.
2018 EKC Season of Giving Campaign Schedule:
November 12th – December 14th: “EKC Season of Giving Campaign”. Toy Drop Boxes will be ready for delivery on Friday, November 9th and final pick up will be on December 13th.
November 12th: EKC/AZMLA Toy Drive Kickoff Golf Tournament. Ancala Country Club
Sunday, December 9th 2 PM – 7 PM: Winter Wonderland Toyota Drive at Right Toyota 701 E Frank Lloyd Right Blvd.
Saturday, December 8th: Doors Open at 10 AM Hobby Action Raceway Hall in for the Holidays Toy Drive 855 n 54th Street, Chandler, AZ
Sunday, December 9th: Starts at 3 PM EKC Presidents Holiday Toy Drive Christmas Party 8220 E. Appaloosa Trail Scottsdale, AZ
Friday, December 14th: EKC will host a special party for the Military Families at Davis Mathis Air Force Base. In addition, EKC will be delivering toys to the kids to Creighton and other Statewide Organizations.
Friday, December 14th: Creighton School District Parents Toy Presentation. Times TBD
Thursday, December 20th – Sunday December 23rd: Toy Sorting and Wrapping Party for Secret Santa Program. Times and Location TBD
December 24th: EKC Volunteers will be commencing the EKC Chairman’s Secret Santa’s Toy deliveries. If you have an interest in participating in this project contact George or Rob for more details contact George
If your company or business would be interested in participating in hosting a Toy Drive Campaign at your business, please fill out the form and email it back to EKC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toy Drop Locations So far:
Make a contribution or Drop off toys at:
EKC Office Located at:
8220 E. Appaloosa Trail – Scottsdale
Any Chase Bank
Right Honda: 7875 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Right Toyota: 7701 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Pioneer Packing: 730 E. University Drive – Phoenix
Southwest Wealth Strategies: 7373 N Scottsdale Road Suite A 110
Other Drop off locations to be updated soon