Lerner and Rowe Donates $5,000 to KUPDeployment Packs

KUPDeployment Packs 2020

Lerner and Rowe once again supports local members of the military by donating $5,000 to the KUPDeployment packs donation drive. Our donation will be used to purchase needed items for care packages and to cover shipping costs. 

This is the third year we’ve joined the radio station in helping them send some love and a piece of home to the roughly 1,300 Arizona troops who are deployed in the armed services. Last year 963 care packages were packed and shipped overseas.

3rd Annual KUPDeployment Packs Details

The 3rd annual KUPDeployment packs donation drive takes place now through Wednesday, November 11. To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, there will only be a total of 50 volunteers this year from the National Guard, Modelo, and Lerner and Rowe at the November 11 packing party.  

There are three ways you can help: 

  1. Drop-off donations at live radio remote 
  2. Order items from the KUPDeployment Amazon Wish List
  3. Provide a monetary donation

In-person Donations

Donations are currently being accepted for the following new items: 

  • Thick crew-length work socks
  • Dental products including: toothbrush, full size toothpaste, and waxed dental floss
  • Disposable razors (1-3 packs, in the original packaging)
  • SPF lip balm
  • Travel-size foot/body powder
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flushable wet wipes
  • Hard candy
  • Handwritten notes of encouragement

You may join 98KUPD radio at the following Safeway/Albertsons locations Thursday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to drop off donations in person:*

  • 10/01—Glendale • Safeway at 3800 W. Happy Valley Rd. 
  • 10/08—Mesa • Albertsons at 1951 W. Baseline Rd. 
  • 10/15—Peoria • Safeway at 12320 N. 83rd Ave.
  • 10/22—Chandler • Safeway at 1159 W. Chandler Blvd.
  • 10/29—Scottsdale • Albertsons at 6965 N. Hayden Rd.
  • 11/05—Goodyear • Safeway • 14175 W. Indian School Rd. 
*Dates and locations are subject to change.

Amazon Wish list

Purchase items directly from the Amazon ‘KUPDeployment Packs’ wish list and have them shipped to the 98KUPD studios by Friday, November 6, 2020.

Monetary Donations 

98KUPD is also accepting cash donations online to help pay for packaging costs and the purchase of extra items needed to fill the boxes that are still a little light.

If you have any questions, please call the 98KUPD Studios Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 602-629-8660 and ask for the Promotions Department. 

MAM 9/11 Never Forget: Family, Service, Sacrifice Special TV Event

Social distancing may have forced the cancellation of the 7th Annual Military Assistance Mission (MAM) Freedom Breakfast, however, it did not stop the organization and its board of directors from keeping their promise to never forget and honor those who sacrificed so much for our country.

Our team is honored to have been the title sponsor of the 9/11 Never Forget: Family, Service, Sacrifice half-hour special televised event that Arizona’s Family put together today to benefit MAM.

It’s Not Too Late to Help

The COVID-19 crisis is driving up demand as spouses and guard members get laid off because of the pandemic.

MAM provides financial and morale assistance to the lowest ranking military members.

There are three ways for you to join us in supporting our local military troops:

  1. Purchase a 9/11 Never Forget T-shirt
  2. Donate online a minimum of $10 and receive a Heroes Never Forgotten bracelet
  3. Text to Give: Text MAM to 555678 to donate
*With your purchase or donation, you will receive a direct link to watch the 9/11 Never Forget Special on demand.*

Please note that every dollar stays local to fund financial aid grants that provide the following:

  • Rent assistance to avoid eviction
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Car payments
  • Utility assistance
  • Gap grants for veterans waiting on their GI Bill for school
  • Back to school supplies for kids
  • Baby showers for expecting parents
  • Christmas gifts for families
  • Morale boosters like seats for soldiers and home remodels for wounded heroes

Actively Supporting Our Troops

Our team strongly believes in supporting active and retired members of the military and their families. So much so that Kevin Rowe became an active board member of MAM and supports other organizations and activities that seek to assist those who serve to protect the U.S. 

Together, we can do more to help help prop each other up and make our world a better place.

2020 Tucson Backpack Giveaways

Back to School Events for Tucson Students

750 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away in Tucson, Arizona on August 15.

We are grateful for the assistance from GAP Ministries and their community partners to help distribute the backpacks at Ministerios Ammijezreel and the Family Christian Center.

We are also grateful to each of our team members that volunteered their time to help fill each backpack.

Mutual collaboration and a shared drive to give back and help others in the community is what helps make events like our Tucson backpack giveaway possible.

Photos of Tucson 2020 backpack preparation and giveaways:

IN/IL Backpack Giveaways

IN/IL Backpack Giveaways

Merrillville and Chicago Back to School Events

This past weekend our Lerner & Rowe team held two amazing Back to School Backpack Giveaway events! We were able to give away 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to the communities of Merrillville, IN and Chicago, IL. Our drive-thru style events proved to be successful in efficiently and safely getting backpacks to families.

Thank you to our amazing staff who came out to help. Thank you to our partners at the Chicago Police Department and staff of Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy for your assistance and donation of space. And thank you to the staff at Hidden Lake Park and Ross Township for all of the assistance your teams provided.

We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and healthy school year!

2020 Chicago and Merrillville drive-thru backpack giveaway photos:

Phoenix Backpack Giveaway 2020

We are extremely pleased with the success of our 2020 backpack giveaway in Phoenix. United Food Bank and the City of Mesa has our sincerest gratitude for their partnership and assistance in distributing the 750 backpacks our team stuffed with school supplies.

We are also grateful for our caring team members who jumped in and helped fill the backpacks that were given away.

Cheers to a successful school year for the students, parents, and faculty in the Phoenix area!

2020 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway

2020 Phoenix drive-thru backpack giveaway photos:

Las Vegas Backpack Giveaway 2020

The Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team sponsored its annual Back-to-School event this year at Peterson Elementary. We partnered with Clark County School District Police, Spring Meadows Presbyterian Church, and Dean Peterson Elementary to provide a CONTACTLESS DRIVE-THRU backpack giveaway.

The event went well with an added benefit for several of the children were able to see their teachers for the first time in over 6 months. One little boy was so excited to see his teacher, that he got out of the car and ran over to hug his teacher.

In just over two and a half hours, we were able to give away 750 backpacks and not one child left empty handed.

“We love doing the back to school event each year as it gives us the opportunity to share some love with the children and their families who need a little helping hand. We were honored to provide much needed school supplies; and it was especially heartwarming to see the many reunions between the children and their teachers!

We also could not do what we do, without the support and partnership we enjoy with CCSD PD, Spring Meadows Church, and the teachers and staff at Dean Peterson Elementary.”

—Glen Lerner

Photos from 2020 drive-thru backpack giveaway in Las Vegas:

Back to School – 2020 Contactless Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

For the fourth year in a row, our outreach team will host Back to School Backpack Giveaways to give disadvantaged, school-aged youth the basic tools they need to succeed. This year because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will host contactless drive-thru giveaways in Las Vegas, NV; Merrillville, IN; Chicago, IL; Tucson, AZ; and Phoenix, AZ. 

At each of the drive-thru Back to School events, school-aged children present in each vehicle will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, to include:*

Backpack Giveaway for New School Year

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil pouches, and more!

Locations & Dates for 2020 Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

Drivers and passengers will be asked to remain in their vehicles at each giveaway and “pop the truck” to accept the backpacks. We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following FREE Back to School Backpack Giveaway events in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, and New Mexico!

August 1, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*  | Dean Peterson Elementary School (3650 Cambridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89169) 


August 7, 2020  Phoenix, AZ from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* | Mesa Convention Center (263 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201)


August 15, 2020 — Merrillville, IN from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.* | Hidden Lake Park (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)


August 15, 2020 — Chicago, IL from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m* | Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy ( 5024 S Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609)


August 15, 2020 — Tucson, AZ from from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.* | Ministerios Ammijezreel (4102 S. 12th Avenue,Tucson, 85714) AND Family Christian Center (6516 South Burcham Avenue, Tucson, 85756)

*Backpacks and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last. Children must be present for parents to collect a backpack.

$15K Sponsor – MAM 9/11 Never Forget Special

Heroes Are Never Forgotten

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is thrilled to show our support of Arizona military service members and their families as the $15K Medal of Honor (Title Sponsor) of Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM) seventh annual 9/11 Freedom Breakfast! For 2020, the breakfast is going virtual for a half-hour televised special airing on 3TV. 

During the breakfast, local military heroes and celebrities will share stories of service, family, and personal sacrifices that will inspire and pay tribute to the transformative events of 9/11.

9/11 Never Forget Freedom Breakfast Special

Roman Rozelle, Army combat veteran and former Green Beret, will share his triumph in overcoming poverty, addiction, and combat injuries and the pursuit of his dreams to becoming a father, wrestler, and entrepreneur. 

NASA Astronaut Frank Culbertson will also reflect on seeing the terrorist attacks from space.

Additionally, former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez will also speak about suspending the World Series after 9/11 and now pausing pro sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Breakfast Details

Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: special airing on azfamily.com powered by 3TV

For more information about the virtual 9/11 Freedom Breakfast, visit AZMAM.org/Freedom

Join Us in Supporting Military Families in Arizona

Our team strongly believes in supporting active and retired members of the military and their families. So much so that Kevin Rowe became an active board member of MAM and supports other organizations and activities that seek to assist those who serve to protect the U.S. Join us in providing assistance to help struggling Arizona military families cover basic needs such as rent, mortgage, car payment, car insurance, utilities, and food by making a donation online now

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Jingles into Summer

Rekindling Holiday Magic This Summer

Christmas in July 2020

Christmas in July 2019 Our team looks for multiple ways throughout the year to assist those in need and spread cheer. The Christmas in July Giveaway meets both those goals!

Here’s how it works: one winner a day will be announced from July 1 – July 31, 2019. Except that on Two for Tuesdays, entrants can tag a friend for a chance that both may win their wish! Prizes equal up to $500 in value. 

Past winners have received small electronics, gift cards, bunk beds, small appliances, and a variety of other valued items!

Christmas in July Details

Now that you know the basics about the event, here are the more official details to note.

WHAT:    Christmas in July Giveaway
WHERE:  Online @ facebook.com/LernerAndRowe
WHEN:     July 1 – July 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to win, you must:

  1. Must be 18 years old to enter OR have a parent or guardian’s permission.
  2. Be a legal resident of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Indiana, or Illinois.
  3. Like us on Facebook. (Skip this step if you already like our page.)
  4. Comment what you want for a gift on the daily Christmas in July post and your state of residency.
  5. Share the post with your friends and family!
  6. Agree to the terms of the official rules.

Find out more details about our the Christmas in July giveaway by contacting Cindy Ernst at (602) 977-1900. Or, you can visit the official contest page.

Bottled Water Collection Site in Las Vegas

Bottled Water Saves Lives

Our Las Vegas outreach team is accepting bottled water donations at the Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office located at 4795 South Durango Drive throughout the summer, especially on the “excessive heat warning” days.

To help maintain social distancing, all donated bottled water may be left at the firm’s back door from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The life-saving water will be delivered to several local charities and social service agencies that offer supportive assistance to vulnerable homeless populations.     

Help Prevent Heat-related Deaths in Las Vegas

Las Vegas heat-related deaths have been increasing in the last several years, according to a June analysis by the Desert Research Institute. As of August 31 of last year, 65 people had died of hyperthermia or in situations in which heat played a factor, reports the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Please help us help those in need this summer by dropping off cases of bottled water. Contact Guy Williams at 702-858-9941, or via email at gwilliams@lernerandrowe.com with any questions regarding our Las Vegas bottled water drop-off site. 

Watch this video to easily located our Las Vegas bottled water drop-off location:

Lerner & Rowe Water Donations

Our Las Vegas outreach team is accepting bottled water donations at the Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office located at 4795 South Durango Drive until further notice. To help maintain social distancing, all donated bottled water may be left at the firm’s back door from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. https://lernerandrowegivesback.com/news/bottled-water-collection-site-in-las-vegas/

Posted by Lerner and Rowe on Thursday, June 25, 2020