A Fun Christmas Eve Day on the Streets of Tempe
It was a bright and beautiful day on the streets of Tempe, Arizona on Christmas Eve this year! The Kenekt team joined a group of volunteers at The Jewelsmith Shop to sort a huge selection of donated toys. Balls for every sport, stuffed animals, games, and baby dolls of all sizes were among the miscellaneous toys collected. Our group wasn’t being supported by a nonprofit organization, we were just people who wanted to give back to underprivileged children in the community and assist the Tempe Police Department as they reach out to families whose only interaction with them is usually negative.
After the toys were sorted, vehicles were filled with the unwrapped toys all waiting for Santa to hand them out. Volunteers then travelled with a Tempe police officer and Santa Claus into various Tempe neighborhoods. The group was received by excited children who were thrilled to have a personal visit from Santa. Holiday cards were also passed out by a police officer with a small monetary gift inside for the parents.
Thank you to everyone who donated towards this great cause; your donation was truly appreciated. This was a great experience for everyone involved and we look forward to doing it again next year!