Kenekt Announces the 27th Annual Tempe Holiday Toy Drive

posted on December 13th 2016 in Business News & kenekt & kenekt Christmas Tradition with 0 Comments

Kenekt has partnered with the Tempe Police Department and Jewelsmith to collect and distribute toys on Christmas Eve to at-risk children and families.

Santa & Tempe Police Department Toy Drive

( — December 9, 2016) Chandler, Arizona –It’s that time of year when children eagerly dream with excited anticipation for the toys and gifts they can open Christmas morning. Sadly, for many Arizona families who are struggling financially, making those childhood dreams come true would be impossible were it not for local businesses, such as kenekt. As it has done in the past, kenekt is partnering with the Tempe Police Department and Jewelsmith Jewelry Shop in the community’s 27th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Unwrapped, new and gently used toys and stuffed animals will be collected from now until Christmas Eve when Santa will distribute them to at-risk children throughout the community.

“Our participation in this event accomplishes two important missions: It fosters close ties between the local police and children within the community, and it helps needy families make a child’s holiday dreams come true,” said Terry Mickelson, co-founder of kenekt, an internet marketing company. “I can think of no better way to spread the holiday spirit throughout the Tempe and Scottsdale community than with this holiday toy drive.

Residents and businesses in the local community are encouraged to get into the spirit of the holidays by purchasing toys, sporting goods, dolls, plush animals and anything else a child would like to see under a Christmas tree for donation to the toy drive. Parents are asked to look around their children’s rooms for any gently used toys that might have been abandoned and consider donating them to a needy child. As in previous years, officials are asking people to avoid items that require batteries to operate. Donated items should not be wrapped.

In addition to toys, residents and businesses are encouraged to make cash donations in the form of five-dollar bills. The money will be distributed by Santa on Christmas Eve to those families and individuals who are in need. Anyone wishing to make a toy or cash donation may do so from now until Christmas Eve at any of the following drop-off locations:

  • Tempe Police Department Headquarters at 120 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, Arizona
  • Tempe Police Department Substation at 1855 E. Apache Boulevard, Tempe, Arizona
  • Jewelsmith Jewelry Shop at 1542 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, Arizona

If you are unable to bring your donations to one of the drop-off sites, kenekt will have the toys picked up. You can arrange a pick up by calling Terry at kenekt at (480) 556-9752.

Organizers of 27th Annual Holiday Toy Drive want everyone, adults and children, from the local community to get into the spirit of the holidays by joining them on Christmas Eve at Jewelsmith Jewelry Shop at 10:30 a.m. to help members of the Tempe Police Department sort the donated toys. Santa will begin distributing the toys at 12:30 p.m.

About kenekt

kenekt is a Scottsdale-based company offering a wide-range of web design solution services that allow businesses to connect with consumers and convert them into active customers. It has pioneered the use of kenekt2convert that allows their clients to connect with customers through social media and other online sources.

1909 E. Ray Rd., Suite 9-128 
Chandler, Arizona 85225
United States

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