Join with Phoenix Business Refferals and OCJ Kids to provide a Christmas Experience to over 400 children in foster care living in group homes.

Wednesday, December 3rd, OCJ Kids, One Bright Star Toy Drive (ocjkids.org)

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There are several organizations that focus on toys for young children, but few organizations (or people for that matter) remember the children and young adults 12-17yo.  When you are buying gifts please think of what middle school and high school would have been like if there were only $120 available to you for the entire school year. There are amazing gift suggestions below, but something as simple as having a backpack that looks like the other kids and not something from a second hand store or something given away at the last insurance convention that rolled through town will make a world of difference to a young person trying to fit in at a public school or alternative school. The same goes for shoes like the other kids, cloths like the other kids, a pair of Rx glasses like the other kids. If these things seem superficial, they are not, everything listed on this page will help give these young people the confidence to walk down the halls of their school without fear of ridicule or being singled out because they are “different”. I can’t find words to describe the respect I have for these kids and the effort they put forth everyday to do the best they can with what they have. Please help us show these kids that we see them trying and no matter where they are in the Phoenix valley, they are part of our community and they are not alone.

Unwrapped Gift Suggestions

12 – 18 Years old Male

  • Art Kits (sketch pads, art pencils)
  • Basketballs
  • Card Games
  • Footballs
  • Handheld Video Games
  • Soccer Balls
  • Gift Cards (Foot locker, Sears, Eye Masters, Dillards, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Old Navy, Best Buy, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Target, Office Max, Staples, Barnes and noble, half price books, cabellas, Star bucks, Game Stop, amazon.com, Walgreens, CVS, or any area bicycle retailer)
  • MP-3 Players (no ipods)
  • Razors / Care Sets
  • Wallets
  • Clock Radios/ CD Players
  • Ball Pumps
  • Headphones

12 – 18 Years old Female

  • Art Kits (sketch pads, art pencils)
  • Curling Irons
  • Flip Flop Slippers
  • Glue On Nails
  • Hair Straighteners
  • MP-3 Players (no ipods)
  • Gift Cards ( Foot locker, Sears, Eye Masters, Dillards, Nordstrom, JC Penney, Old Navy, Best Buy, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Target, Office Max, Staples, Barnes and noble, half price books, cabellas, Star bucks, Game Stop, amazon.com, Walgreens, CVS, or any area bicycle retailer)
  • Bath Sets
  • Clock Radios/ CD Players Jewelry
  • Journals
  • Make-up Kits
  • Headphones
  • Hair Dryers

NO STUFFED ANIMALS PLEASE

 

Drop-off Locations

All of the locations listed above including the 5 listed below have agreed to receive donations until the drives have ended on the dated posted.

  • Tyler Truscio Realtor/Office Manager
    Occasio Realty
    209 E Baseline. Suite 106
    Tempe, AZ 85283
  • Zona Restoration
    1730 W 10th Pl. #2
    Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Magganio’s Little Italy
    16405 N Scottsdale Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
  • Occasio Realty
    209 E Baseline. # 106
    Tempe, AZ 85283
  • imortgage
    16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 200
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
  • Chandler Nationwide On Your Side Center
    3305 W Chandler Blvd; STE E01
    Chandler, AZ 85226
  • Bobe Fire and Water Features
    3101 N 29th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017

If you would like to volunteer your business to be a drop of location for donations until the end date of the charity drive please contact Jason Lambeth 602-799-7477 or Tiffany Neihart 480-276-2200

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

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