Jonathan’s Walk 4 Friendship Gold Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to once again support Friendship Circle Arizona and its annual Jonathan’s Walk 4 Friendship event that helps build awareness and empower children with special needs.

100% of the money raised from this 1 mile charity walk will be used to support Friendship Circle’s mission of bringing friendship and inclusion into the lives of children who have special needs while also providing support to their parents and siblings.

Anti-Cruelty Society – Volunteer Lunch and Learn


Animal Welfare Day in Chicago

Our Chicago team had the pleasure of volunteering with the Anti-Cruelty Society last week.

During our visit, team members learned all about the organization’s history, what they do to serve people and animals throughout Chicago, and how our team can help be a part of that impact.

Volunteers even made tug toys and no-sew beds for the shelter’s residents!

It was a great afternoon filled with service and furry snuggles.

More photos from volunteer day at Anti-Cruelty Society:

2022 Las Vegas Christmas Toy Giveaway

2022 Las Vegas Christmas Toy Giveaway

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team hosted an impromptu Las Vegas Christmas toy giveaway with the Clark County School District Police Department outreach team in the neighborhood behind The STRAT Hotel, Casino, and SkyPod.

500 children and their families were beaming with smiles while visiting with Santa as Glen Lerner and team helped him hand out toys.

“Of all of the community outreach activities that we do in over a half a dozen states, I absolutely love taking a box-truck filled with toys into economically depressed neighborhoods and passing them out to the children and families. Seeing the look of joy on the children and their parent’s faces is one of the most rewarding of experiences. What a fitting way to end our 2022 community outreach season!” –Glen Lerner

McKenna Youth Foundation’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party

13 Years Partnership 

McKenna Youth Foundation

For 13 years now, our team has enjoyed assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation to assemble children’s bikes, as well as sort food and household items to be gifted to disadvantaged Phoenix youth and their families during its annual Holiday Party.

In fact, this charitable event has become a tradition that our team and family members look forward to taking part in every year. 

Holiday Party and Bike Giveaway for Families in Need

The McKenna Youth Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. Every year, it holds an annual holiday party and bike giveaway at Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant to provide food, clothing, books, toys, household items, and bicycles to qualifying low-income families. To date, the foundation has positively impacted more than 3,400 families and over 11,000 children.

Learn more about the McKenna Youth Foundation and the volunteer and contribution opportunities available at   

Captured moments from the 2022 McKenna Youth Foundation’s Holiday Party:

2021 McKenna Youth Foundation’s Holiday Party:

Put On The Cape Caravan of Giving

Put On The Cape Caravan

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back gifted a $10,000 grant to the Put On The Cape (POTC) foundation to “do something great with it.” On Monday, December 5th POTC, with the help of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s Super Elves, will travel across the valley in a caravan of giving to do just that! 

During each stop at one of POTC foundation family advocacy center partners in Peoria, Goodyear, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Glendale—$2,000 will be given to two adopted families that have been devastated by abuse this year. 

How to Join the POTC Caravan of Giving 

Want to join the POTC caravan? Bring a new, unwrapped toy and give to any of these Arizona family advocacy centers:

  • Southwest Family Advocacy Center
  • Glendale Family Advocacy Center
  • Scottsdale Family Advocacy Center
  • Chandler Family Advocacy Center
  • Surprise Police Victim Advocate
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Family Advocacy Center (Tribal)

Or, you can make an online donation now. The best part of this caravan of giving is that when you give to POTC,  they will give back to those who need it the most.

2022 Sit. Stay. Brunch. Sponsorship

Sit. Stay. Brunch. Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe is a $1,200 level sponsor of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue’s annual Sit. Stay. Brunch. fundraiser to be held on December 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.  

Proceeds from sponsorship and ticket sales will be used to support its life-saving programs for pets and pet families throughout the Phoenix Valley and beyond.

Event highlights include an exclusive silent auction, an exciting live auction, and the opportunity to hear stories of hope and success from pet parents who have been impacted by our work and mission. 

There will also be a special meet-and-greet for those seeking to adopt a new pet into their homes. 

Get all the details about the Sit. Stay. Brunch. fundraiser online at

$5,000 Donation to Inaugural No Stray Left Behind Food Drive

No Stray Left Behind food drive

Lerner and Rowe donates $5,000 towards the inaugural No Stray Left Behind food drive created in partnership with Holmberg’s Morning Sickness and Exceptional Pets.

Proceeds raised through this charitable program will benefit the pet food banks at both Arizona Humane Society and Lost Our Home Pet Rescue. 

Pet food donations can be dropped off at the KUPD studios, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, or the Dobbins street Arizona Humane Society location December 5th through 18th.

Learn more at

2022/2023 Merrillville High School Boys’ Basketball Team Sponsors

Merrillville High School Boys' Basketball team donation

We are proud to sponsor the Merrillville High School Boys’ Basketball team for a 3rd year! This wonderful group of young men not only show up on the court, but also to volunteer wherever needed.

Just recently, some of the team came out to our Merrillville Thanksgiving meal giveaway to volunteer.

Good luck this season boys!

Giving Back to South Mountain Fresenius Dialysis

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team helped spread some holiday cheer at South Mountain Fresenius Dialysis. We provided their 110 patients gift cards to buy new pants, shirts and even a Christmas present.

We hope everyone has a great start to their holiday season!

South Mountain Fresenius Dialysis

Chicago PD Thanksgiving Donation

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team in Chicago donated $1,000 to help the Chicago Police Department’s 8th district provide turkeys and hams to community members in need.

Additionally, a portion of the funds were used to help the department provide a warm Thanksgiving meal for seniors in the community.