Construction workers across Arizona united this holiday season to share joy and hope with over 2,500 underprivileged children by supporting the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) 14th Annual Community Service Board's 2023 Toy Drive. Over 150 construction companies and individuals donated a mountain of toys and $40,000 to purchase gifts for Arizona’s second-largest annual Christmas toy drive.
Volunteers spent hours wrapping and delivering thousands of LEGO sets, bicycles, Barbie dolls, trucks, and other gifts for Christmas events held December 18-20. Parents and foster parents got to select gifts for their children from a collection of toys. Bags of wrapped gifts were given to children who were separated from their parents during a festive party that included games, a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday music, and Christmas treats.
“The generosity of construction workers who have come together to contribute to the community has brought joy to countless children across the state,” said Kim Davids, Arizona Builders Alliance President. “As a leader in Arizona’s construction industry, we urge members to participate in community efforts to create positive impact and inspire a community sense of togetherness.”
Major contributors to this year’s toy drive include Rosendin, Hensel Phelps, Big-D, Sundt, IMCOR, Alston, Kortman, and TDIndustries.
“Rosendin is proud to contribute to the ABA’s annual toy drive and support families living in Arizona communities where our employees live and work,” said Brandon Stephens, Rosendin Vice-President. “It brought us joy to once again sponsor an elementary school classroom to give students a holiday party with gifts, treats, and a day of fun.”
Toys were gifted to children through Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, Arizona Baptist Children’s Services, Sequoia Charter School, Agape Adoption Agency of Arizona, Arizona Sunshine Angels?, and Santo Niño Catholic Community. These organizations provide support services such as basic needs assistance, recreation enrichment, permanency support, advocacy and awareness, and legal advocacy to children who have been separated from their parents or have endured abuse and neglect.
About Arizona Builders Alliance:
The ABA is the top trade association for contractors in Arizona that exists to make its 320 member companies and the construction industry more prosperous through education, networking, business development, and advocacy on the state and federal level. The ABA is an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors and the Associated General Contractors of America - Building Chapter. Celebrating its 30th year in 2024, the ABA is proud to service the construction industry through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities in the state of Arizona. To learn more, visit us at http://www.azbuilders.org or call us at (602) 274-8222.
Rosendin, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical
contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with average annual
revenues of $2.9 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, ability to scale, and dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone can reach their full potential by building a diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive culture. For more information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.