Dignity Health teams up with Toys for Tots for holiday drive

As the holiday season nears, Dignity Health facilities across Arizona will be teaming up with Toys for Tots for a community toy drive.
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, will be collecting unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12 now through Dec. 9 at 12 area locations, including 10 Dignity Health Arizona general emergency room facilities, as well as Arizona General Hospital-Laveen and the new Arizona General Hospital-Mesa.
“Thanks to the support of our local communities and conveniently located 24/7 drop-sites, Dignity Health is proud to partner with Toys for Tots,” said Jane Hanson, president and CEO of the Arizona General Hospital system. “This year, we hope to bring more joy to even more children during the holiday season who otherwise would be without.”
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program has been delivering toys to children in need since 1947 and is the largest outreach program in the Department of Defense. The program has since given out more than 548 million toys to more than 251 million children.
“The children and families that the Marine Toys for Tots Program serves are poor. In addition to hunger and shelter problems, some of these families may also struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, and family violence,” said retired Marine Col. Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “While every day is difficult for children who live in this type of environment, the holidays particularly highlight their misfortune and disadvantages. For most of these children, the gifts we provide are the only ones they will get this holiday season. We’re so pleased to have the folks from Adeptus Health helping us reach these deserving children.”
Dignity Health Arizona general emergency room facilities will be clearly marked as Toys for Tots drop sites with large holiday inflatables. Furthermore, the facilities are open 24/7, making it even more convenient for generous shoppers to drop off their unwrapped gifts for deserving children in the community.
For more information, visit azgeneraler.com.

 

General hospitals:
Arizona General Hospital- Laveen –7171 S. 51st Ave., Laveen, AZ 85339
Arizona General Hospital- Mesa – 9130 E. Elliot Road, Mesa, AZ 85212
Urgent care facilities:
Ahwatukee – 4328 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85048
Chandler – 2977 E. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
Chandler McQueen – 1064 E. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
Gilbert – 4760 E. Germann Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Glendale – 5171 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302
Glendale Camelback –8310 W. Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ 85305
Goodyear – 251 N. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear, AZ 85338
Mesa – 1833 N. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85205
Mesa Baseline –1910 S Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ 85204
Surprise – 14267 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374

 

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