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Randy Houser Concert and Ugly Sweater Party Benefit Operation Santa Claus

Randy Houser Concert

Randy Houser Concert We hope you haven’t made plans yet for this Thursday night, Dec. 12, around nine. If you have, they better include dressing up in an ugly Christmas sweater and coming out to the Randy Houser concert at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. We’re warning you: You don’t want to miss this exciting night and the opportunity to benefit Operation Santa Claus.

Tickets are just $25 for entrance to the concert and Ben and Matt’s “Ugly Holiday Sweater Party” presented by KNIX 102.5. Part of the night’s proceeds will benefit the 12th annual Operation Santa Claus.

In case you’re just tuning in to our blog, Operation Santa Claus is a fundraising event that benefits the kids and families in our Valley community during the Christmas season. Until December 19, Sanderson Ford, Sanderson Lincoln, ABC15 and various UPS locations will be collecting toy, children’s clothing, food and financial donations.

Those donations will be disbursed among St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Inc, Military Assistance Mission and The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.

The second annual Claus-A-Thon, presented by ABC15, raised $376,613 on Dec. 3.

Really, with everything going on at Toby Keith’s, where else would you be on Thursday night?

Win a New Car by Donating to Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus

Yep, you read that right. Operation Santa Claus is big this year, just like before. Sanderson Ford, Sanderson Lincoln, and ABC15 are now offering YOU the chance to win a brand-new car or truck by donating to the 12th annual Operation Santa Claus.

How to enter you ask? Easy. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy, children’s clothing item, packaged food item or simply a monetary donation to Sanderson Ford, Sanderson Lincoln, or ABC15 from now until December 19th. Local UPS stores will also take Operation Santa Claus donations.

After donating, you will be entered to be one of the 15 finalists who have the chance to drive home a new Ford F-150 Super Crew Ecoboost or an all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Each finalist will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card and a key. If you key starts the truck, it’s yours to drive home. Finalists will be drawn live ever Wednesday on ABC15’s Sonoran Living.

For more information on the car-giveaway, donations, or the 12th annual Operation Santa Claus, visit GiveToTheClaus.com or swing by Sanderson Ford. Help us provide Christmas cheer to those less fortunate in the area. Oh, and you could drive home a brand new car.

Operation Santa Claus Kick-Off Event

Operation Santa Claus Kick-Off Event

Operation Santa Claus Kick-Off Event

Sanderson Ford, teaming up with Sanderson Lincoln and ABC15, is kicking off the 12th annual Operation Santa Claus event! Thursday, November 21st, at the Musical Instrument Museum, Operation Santa Claus will officially kick off with a celebration featuring food, fun, and special guests! You can attend by making a $50 donation to Operation Santa Claus, so hurry up and donate so you don’t miss the fun!

By making a donation, supporters of Operation Santa Claus get the privilege of attending this very exclusive event that will include lavish holiday hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a meet and greet with Roger Clyne, a performance by Comedian Mark Cordes, and a very intimate holiday performance by special guest, Jordin Sparks!

The kick-off event begins at 5:00pm and will officially mark the beginning of ABC15, Sanderson Ford, and Sanderson Lincoln’s 12 annual Operation Santa Claus!

Charities benefiting from these donations include St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Military Assistance Mission Arizona, and the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix.

Can’t make the event? You can still participate in Operation Santa Claus all season long! Throughout the month of December, Phoenix residents can donate toys and foot items for those in need. Sanderson Ford is a main drop-off location this year, as always. Other locations include Sanderson Lincoln, ABC15, and local UPS stores.

For more information on the kick-off event and this year’s big Operation Santa Claus project, visit www.GiveToTheClaus.com and email santa@sandersonford.com for direction questions.

Sanderson Ford Sponsors the 11th Annual Operation Santa Claus

Sanderson Ford has partnered with ABC15 for the 11Th Annual Operation Santa Claus charity drive.  The drive is an effort to give every child the Christmas they deserve, and gives those who donate the opportunity to give back and maybe even win a new car for themselves.

“The problem of meeting the needs of the less fortunate has become even more challenging given the current economic situation,” said Max Sirstins of Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. “More families than ever before are seeking assistance and support from human service organizations struggling to meet the demand. We want to make a big difference and help as many people as possible through Operation Santa Claus.”

During Operation Santa Claus, those interested in helping out are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys, children’s clothing items, packaged food or a monetary donation to help those in need.  Donations can be dropped off at any Sanderson dealership, or at any of the Operation Santa Claus events.  For a listing of events and drop off points, visit http://givetotheclaus.com/events.htm.

For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win your choice of an all new 2013 Lincoln MKZ or a new Ford F-150 Super Crew EcoBoost.  Two finalists will be drawn every Wednesday morning on Sonoran Living on ABC15.

If you are ready to drop off a donation or want to learn more, visit us in Glendale!

Sanderson Ford Hopes to Make 10th Annual Operation Santa Claus the Best Yet

Sanderson Ford has partnered with Sanderson Lincoln, Sanderson Volvo, and ABC15 to bring Phoenix customers the 10th annual Operation Santa Claus!  The first nine years of Operation Santa Claus have resulted in a record number of donations and this year we hope to do even better.

Those who wish to make a donation can bring a new, unwrapped toy, children’s clothing item, packaged food, or monetary donation to any of the three Sanderson stores, ABC15, a local UPS Store, or any Operation Santa Claus event.  The charity benefits several valley children’s charities, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Tim and Willy’s Kid’s FUN-Dation, and Operation Homefront of Arizona.

Donors will also be entered to win their choice of a new Ford F-150 Super Crew or Volvo S60 with each accepted donation.  Two finalists will be chosen every Tuesday on ABC15’s Sonoran Living.  The ten finalists will each receive a $100 Visa gift card and a key.  One key will start the Ford F-150, and that lucky finalist will win either the Ford truck or Volvo sedan.

Operation Santa Claus runs from now until December 20, 2011.  For more information about Operation Santa Claus, stop by Sanderson Ford at 6400 N 51st Avenue, Glendale, AZ, or visit http://givetotheclaus.com.

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