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Giving Back this Holiday Season in Glendale, AZ

giving back this holiday season

With holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can end this year on a generous note. Here at Sanderson Ford, we’ve gathered a few suggestions for how you can give back to the community this holiday season.

Kick off your seasonal altruism by attending the 2017 We Believe Gala on October 28th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, hosted by the Horse Rhythm Foundation. This is the largest fundraising event for the organization, and it will feature guest speakers such as war veteran and former POW Colonel Thomas H. Kirk. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the gala’s website.

Next, on November 10th, spend a night out on the town with the 2017 Annual House of Refuge Gala. Held from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the theme for this year’s event will be “New York State of Mind.” The event will feature foods inspired by the Big Apple. Guests can enjoy games and live music while helping improve the lives of homeless individuals and domestic abuse victims.

Finally, on December 9th, join the 25th Anniversary Gala for the Phoenix Deaf Women Organization. Held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the MonOrchid, this event will educate the public about deaf culture, advocacy, and empowerment. Special guest Missy Keast, entrepreneur with ASL Inside, will be the featured speaker along with other noteworthy guests.

These are just some of the many ways you can give back to the local community this holiday season.

Charity Spotlight: Military Assistance Mission

Military Assistance Mission


It’s a beautiful thing when a community is willing to come together to support one another, especially for those families who know the trials and stresses that come with military life. The Military Assistance Mission is an Arizona charity that was developed in order to support local active-duty military and their families, as well as Arizona’s wounded warriors.


Military Assistance Mission is built with a community that wants to give back as much as possible to those who have given to and sacrificed for our country. With that in mind, it’s been an honor for Sanderson Ford to partner with Military Assistance Mission in the past, doing our part to contribute to their honorable mission. At Sanderson Ford, community involvement is a priority and our wish is to do everything we can do to create a strong, unified city and state. We feel tremendously supported by our neighbors near and far, and seek to give back wherever we can, from partnering with the Military Assistance Mission to working with the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.


Recently, Sanderson Ford was able to partner with Roush Performance in order to auction off the “Jack Roush Tribute” Mustang. This special Mustang ended up selling for $175,000, and all of those proceeds went straight to Military Assistance Mission who used it to support the local military families.


We look forward to the next opportunity for a partnership with the Military Assistance Mission, especially knowing that their continuous efforts are making a huge difference in the Arizona community.


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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