Christmas Winter Wonderland Event

family of god ministryCar Show & Toy Drive: Free Family Event

Lerner and Rowe joins with other local businesses, car clubs, volunteer groups and organizations to support Family of God Ministry’s Winter Wonderland Car Show & Toy Drive on Saturday, December 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Cesar Chavez High School (3921 W. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ).

The event is FREE to the public. Families are just asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to later be given to an impoverished family this Christmas.

Highlights of the Winter Wonderland include:

  • A car show;
  • Music;
  • Game booths;
  • Cookie decorating;
  • Face painting;
  • Family photos;
  • Food;
  • Raffles;
  • Snow play area;
  • And, more fun!

Christmas Toy Registrations

Christmas toy registrations will also be held on Saturday, December 16th at the Winter Wonderland Car Show & Toy Drive event at Cesar Chavez High School. If you are interested in applying for your family, please show up early as space is limited.

For more information about the Winter Wonderland Event or how to register your family, please contact Christina Aguilar via email at [email protected], by phone at (602) 319-2080 or go online to

What is the Family of God Ministry?

The Family of God Ministry exists to help homeless and impoverished families living in Arizona

They offer family assistance with:

  • Rent/Mortgage & Utilities
  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Food Boxes & Grocery Gift Cards
  • Back to School Uniforms & Supplies
  • Christmas Assistance (Food, Toys, Adopt a Family)
  • Community Outreach Engagements

Find out more about Family of God Ministry online at

3rd Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending

Holmberg's Happy EndingComedy Lineup Supports ‘Operation Santa Claus’ Charities

In partnership with Four Peaks Brewing Company and Tuft & Needle, Lerner and Rowe presents the 3rd Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending comedy show at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, December 16th.

$3 from each ticket purchase will go towards supporting ‘Operation Santa Claus’ that benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix Inc, The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and Military Assistance Mission.

This year’s comedy show will feature Jay Mohr with Craig Gass and Gary Cannon.

Showtime is 8:00 p.m. with theatre doors opening at 7:00 p.m.  This is an all ages show. Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets can be purchased online.

More About the Benefiting Charities

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix Inc.

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past decade, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has worked diligently to provide quality services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder.

The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Over the past decade, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has worked diligently to provide quality services and support to children and families affected by autism, while searching for answers to solve the mysteries surrounding the disorder

Military Assistance Mission

Military Assistance Mission Arizona is a non-profit military support organization. Our mission is to support our Arizona military, their families and our returning wounded warriors facing dire financial needs. We assist with requests such as food, utilities, vehicle payments and repairs, rent and mortgage assistance. We support rank E6 and below. The lowest ranks receive the lowest pay and are actually in the poverty category. We do not want a military family struggling while supporting our freedoms. As a country, we need to show our support and help when they need a hand up. Freedom is not free.

2017 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon Sponsors

Ed Doherty Award TrophyLerner and Rowe Gives Back is a 2017 sponsor of the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon presented by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.  Each week during the 2017 high school football season Arizona high school football players were awarded exceptional performance medallions for outstanding play.

There are 46 total players that make up the final list of nominees eligible for this year’s award. Out of these 46 talented players only one will be named the winner of the 2017 Ed Doherty Award.

2017 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon details:

WHEN: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
LOCATION: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)
TIME: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM MST

Grand Canyon State Gridiron ClubWhat is the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club?

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC ) is a private organization founded to promote, celebrate and support high school football throughout Arizona. The organization presents the Ed Doherty Award and oversees weekly nominations during the season.

Proceeds from GCSGC events help the Teachers Assistance Fund, a 501(c)3 charity to support the efforts of teachers and coaches through equipment purchases and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses for education.

2017 AZ LEOS Shop With a Cop

Shop With a Cop Shop With a Sheepdog 2017 LogoLerner and Rowe Gives Back joins forces with Right Toyota, Right Honda and the US Marshall Posse as Breakfast Sponsors to treat 750 total kids and law enforcement officers to a hot meal before shopping for Christmas gifts during the 2017 Shop With a Cop, Shop With a Sheepdog charitable activity.

Each child that was pre-selected to participate was chosen through the participating law enforcement department’s PALS programs, School Resource Officers and patrol officers.

Additionally, AZ LEOS Shop With a Cop, Shop With a Sheepdog also assists families of fallen, injured or ill officers and veterans or those families whose parent are deployed for the holidays.

Two Days of Eats & Shopping Treats

On December 9th, 160 kids (that were chosen in advance) will be treated to a special hot holiday breakfast before being escorted by a member of local law enforcement that will assist as their personal shopper on a $100 tax free shopping spree at Walmart.

On December 16th, 180 kids (that were chosen in advance) will be treated to a special holiday breakfast before heading over to Target with their very own law enforcement escort to assist them in shopping and spending their $100 tax free Christmas fund.

Fun Facts About AZ LEOS Shop With a Cop, Shop With A Sheepdog

AZ LEOS Shop With a Cop, Shop With A Sheepdog is another amazing example of the reach and positive impact that can take place in a local community when businesses, organizations and individuals come together for the benefits of others.

The following are just a few fun facts about AZ LEOS and their Shop With a Cop, Shop With a Sheep Dog Christmas activities:

  1. Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Scottsdale helped raise $35,000 to pay for the kids shopping.
  2. 22 law Enforcement agencies in AZ and all branches of the military are participating in the various AZ LEOS Shop With a Cop events in December.
  3. The average age for Shop With a Cop, Shop With a Sheepdog is 6 – 14.
  4.  A Teen Shop with a Cop took place earlier in the month for 40 teens in the Phoenix Valley.
  5. There will be Princesses, Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion and Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the December 9th and 16th breakfasts.
  6. Santa will be brought to both events in a SWAT tank for the kids to see and they will also lead the procession of the kids with all the squad cars with lights and sirens on from Scottsdale Community College to Walmart and Mesa Community College to Target.
  7. This is the 15th year Shop With a Cop organizers Cindy and Jim Hill have coordinated this fun days of giving. They still get goosebumps watching the kids grin from ear to ear as they stroll with their officers and pick out their presents.  It is as meaningful to the officers as it is for the kids.  That’s why each kid and Cop gets a picture to take home with them of the day.  You will see many of them on their desks at work or in their lockers with their family pictures.

Questions? Please contact Cindy or Jim Hill with the AZ LEOS via email at [email protected] or by calling (480) 695-2494.


Afternoon of Hope

Afternoon of Hope Event for Single MomsMoms with Hope Will Raise Children Who Hope

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated $2,500 to help make the Afternoon of Hope on Saturday, December 9th a HUGE success.

What is the Afternoon of Hope?

The Afternoon of Hope is a Christmas event hosted by the Living Word Bible Church. It was created as a means to encourage, empower and inspire single moms living in the Phoenix Valley.

Women that have been invited to attend will be treated to a catered meal, live music, a gift valued at $100 and a mentorship session led by other Valley women. The goal of the event is to fill each of the single moms attending with a renewed feeling of hope, purpose and a higher sense of their value and worth as a mother and within our community.

For more details about the event contact Living Word Bible Church by calling (480) 964-4463 or visit


The Salvation Army Tucson Christmas Angel Giving Tree

Christmas Angel Tree | Tucson Salvation Army2017 Tucson Christmas Angel Giving Tree Sponsors

Throughout the year we find ways to give back and have a positive impact in the lives of local distressed families and individuals, as well as support the community organizations that provide assistance to them. This year our team expanded into the Tucson area as did the supportive efforts of our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation.

Toys for Tucson Kids

Many may be familiar with The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Giving Tree program. For those of you who are not, it’s an amazing annual tradition that assists struggling families by making it possible for thousands of children in need to receive new toys and gifts for Christmas.

At Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, it is with extreme pleasure that we are first-time sponsors of The Salvation Army in Tucson’s Annual Christmas Angel Giving Tree program.

Join us in making this Christmas shine brighter for struggling Tucson families and children by dropping off new unwrapped toys for boys and girls aged 0-12 years old by December 23rd at:

  • Tucson Mall – Center Court
  • Park Place Mall by Sears
  • Foothills Mall by Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • The Salvation Army Tucson Office (1001 N Richey Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716)

Get ideas on the perfect Christmas gift at

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Valley of the Sun Chapter Sponsorship

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition9th Annual NOCC Valley of the Sun Chapter Run/Walk

For the sixth year in a row, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is actively involved in supporting the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Valley of the Sun Chapter by sponsoring their annual run/walk fundraiser.  The Coalition is on a mission to increase early detection through awareness and to help improve the lives of survivors and work towards finding a cure for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Sponsorships and individual donations to the NOCC Valley of the Sun Chapter will directly benefit local ovarian cancer patients, caregivers and survivor assistance services and programs.

Join us in supporting the NOCC – Valley of the Sun Chapter!  Learn more about the Phoenix area chapter and make a donation to support the Coalitions cause today at

Run/Walk Details:

At least 10 of our team members will be at the walk, as well as handing out giveaways at our sponsor booth. We love meeting new people, so please stop by and say “hi.”

Location: Kiwanis Park, North Soccer Field in Tempe, AZ
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Event Opens: 7:00 a.m.
Event Closes: 11:30 a.m.
Free Parking:  Park at the Kiwanis Park North Soccer Fields parking lot and along adjoining streets.


McKenna Youth Foundation’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party

McKenna Youth Foundation8th Year Supporters & Bike Assemblers

The McKenna Youth Foundation’s annual Children’s Holiday Party is what this season of goodwill and giving is all about – a community coming together to help their fellow neighbors who may be working to overcome economic obstacles in their lives.

For the past eight years our team has been actively involved in assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation during the holiday season. Each year we look forward to assembling bikes for disadvantaged youth in Phoenix and directly interacting with their other family members.

2017 McKenna Youth Foundation Children’s Holiday Celebration Details

Date: December 2, 2017
Location: Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant Squaw Peak – Phoenix, AZ
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Please contact Terri Damiani at (602) 332-9601 for more details.

Thank You: $50K Check for Truck to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity | RestoreHello Kevin –

I just wanted to say thank you, thank you !  I stopped by yesterday, picked up your $50k donation check and was able to deliver the payment in full for the truck acquisition by 2 pm yesterday, thanks to Lerner & Rowe!

This morning I took one of the store managers to the dealer and we “officially” took delivery of the truck.  It is in immaculate condition and is a great find. We are truly grateful and the guys were so impressed with the new truck… it was like an early Christmas gift for them, as this group has been operating with the truck whose air conditioning ONLY worked when you let off the gas. It was a hot summer for the team.

We took the truck to Beaver Stripes and met Mike and the boys, who do amazing work. We will be providing the final artwork for both you and the Habitat team once again, before we complete the process.  They said it would take only one day to do the wrap and they are going to work with us on the pricing!!

Again, we are just so thrilled and honored with your support.  Lerner & Rowe has such a great history of reaching out to the community, from kids to vets and more, you guys truly do it all.  Habitat for Humanity feels very privileged to now be a part of your outreach!  Best to you and the family for this holiday season.

We will keep you posted on our progress and send photos, once completed.

All my best,

Sharyn Logue
ReStore Procurement Manager

115 East Watkins Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
[email protected]

Thank YOU for helping Habitat build a better world!

2017 Johnjay & Rich’s Christmas Wish

christmas wish logoJohnjay & Rich’s Christmas Wish Program has been making the holiday season a little bit brighter by assisting struggling families in extreme need get back on their feet for more than 15 years. We have joyfully partnered with Johnjay & Rich for the past six year to support their efforts to bring extra cheer and hope.

Johnjay & Rich’s Christmas Wish Family Nomination Details

You can join us in helping Johnjay & Rich ease the struggles of Phoenix, Tucson or Flagstaff, Arizona familieis through a financial contribution or by nominating a highly disadvantaged family online today at

You have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 21st to nominate a family in need.

Examples of popular Christmas wish ideas include:

  • Groceries;
  • Home repairs;
  • Car repairs;
  • Gift cards;
  • Clothes;
  • Toys;
  • New appliances; and
  • Assistance with household expenses.

To learn more about Johnjay & Rich’s 2017 Christmas Wish Program, please contact Kirsten Johnson by calling (602) 370-0561 or, via email at [email protected]