CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Phoenix-area PrimeLending branches are currently collecting donations as part of a holiday toy drive for foster children in Maricopa and Pinal counties.
PrimeLending is assisting the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) with the drive, and new, unwrapped gifts or gift cards for children from 0 - 18 years of age are needed.
"We are looking for these special gifts to help ease the homesickness and heartache of the children during the holiday season," said Mollie Linden, DCS child safety specialist.
Donations can be dropped off at collection boxes at any of the following PrimeLending branches:
PrimeLending Chandler 1120 S Dobson Rd., Ste. 230, Chandler, AZ 85286
PrimeLending Scottsdale 17017 N Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
PrimeLending Gilbert 2490 S Gilbert Rd., Ste. 100, Chandler, AZ 85286
"We're also accepting gifts that are mailed to us," said PrimeLending senior loan officer Lisa Barrera-Shepard. "If anyone wants to order something online and mail it to me at the Chandler office, I'll put it in the donation box."
The last day to drop off a donation will be Thursday, Dec. 1, as all toys and gift cards collected will be taken to DCS offices the next day to be distributed.
To coordinate a gift delivery, please contact Barrera-Shepard at 480-529-0636, or Kim Harland, PrimeLending area manager for Arizona and New Mexico, at 480-538-4966. For a more specific list of age groups and genders that the toys will go to, please contact Linden at 480-452-5965.
About Arizona Department of Child Safety Arizona Department of Child Safety's vision is to see the children of Arizona thrive. We believe children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect. Arizona Department of Child Safety's mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. Arizona Department of Child Safety's guiding core principles are:
Safety: All Arizona's children are safe and protected from harm. Permanency: All Arizona's children live in safe, loving forever families. Well-Being: All Arizona's children are given the opportunity to thrive through support of strong families and their communities.
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PrimeLending is not affiliated with the Arizona Department of Child Safety.