$5K Donation to Arizona’s Family Christmas Angel Program

Check presentation for Christmas Angel program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s Family Christmas Angel program has not had the same level of participation as years past. To help increase Angel adoptions in 2020, and help ensure that no child is left without a gift on Christmas morning, AZFamily hosted an emergency drive-thru toy drive to collect toys and monetary donations. After our team saw this request for help, we hopped into our van and presented a $5,000 check to Arizona’s Family’s Ian Schwartz—who was dressed as a merry elf in red and green. While at the drive-thru toy drive, we were thrilled to see the pile of toys grow as numerous valley residents brought more toys.

How You Can Adopt or Donate to Benefit an Arizona Christmas Angel   

Every year Christmas Angel gives gifts to more than 52,000 Arizona children in need. If you would like to help bring cheer to an Arizona child in need, you have until December 23 to take a tag from a Christmas Angel tree found in malls across the Phoenix Valley. You can also adopt an angel virtually by going to the Salvation Army’s website.

The Salvation Army shared this list of items especially needed for the kids. They also request that you do not wrap the gifts before dropping them off. 

  • Legos for boys and girls
  • Earphones
  • Arts and crafts sets
  • Hair accessories for girls
  • Barbies
  • Soccer balls, basketballs, and other sports equipment
  • Scooters
  • Baby toys

You can also support the Salvation Army’s humanitarian efforts outside of the Christmas Angel program by making an online donation at the Salvation Army’s website.

Questions? Please contact the Salvation Army directly by calling 602-267-4100, or you can connect on their website

Photos from the 2020 Arizona’s Family Christmas Angel drive-thru toy drive: 

Sponsor of Seven Turkey Giveaways

turkey giveawaysOur team is thrilled to sponsor seven turkey giveaways—for a total of 9,000 frozen turkeys given away—being held in six states across the United States. Plus, each family that receives a turkey also gets a drawstring bag stuffed with traditional Thanksgiving side fixings.

Turkeys and side fixings will be given away on a first come, first served basis and only one per family.*

Other fun highlights include musical vibes, snacks, and fun!**

Merrillville, Indiana 500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 16, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (6490 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)

Please call 312-590-2634, or email Arianna Baiz at [email protected] for more details.


Cicero/Chicago, Illinois 1,000 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 16, 2019
TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
LOCATION: Vida Abundante Church (1819 S 54th Ave, Cicero, IL 60804)

Please call 312-590-2634, or email Arianna Baiz at [email protected] for more details.


Nashville, Tennessee 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 18, 2019
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
LOCATION: Cleveland Park Clubhouse – Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (610 Vernon Winfrey Avenue Nashville, TN 37207)

Please call 615-333-8888, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.


Albuquerque, New Mexico 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 19, 2019
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
LOCATION: Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office (2711 Carlisle Blvd N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110)

Please call 505-544-4444, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.


Tucson, Arizona 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 22, 2019
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
LOCATION: Boys and Girls Clubs Tucson – Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 S. Santa Clara Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706)

Please call 520-977-1900, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.


Phoenix, Arizona 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 23, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
LOCATION: New Life Ministry Church (7510 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051)

Please call 602-977-1900, or email Cindy Ernst at [email protected] for more details.


Las Vegas, Nevada 1,500 Turkey Giveaway
DATE: November 24, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
LOCATION: Molasky Family Park (1065 E. Twain Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169)

Please call 702-877-1500, or email Guy Williams at [email protected] for more details.



*Free side fixing and drawstring bags will be given away while supplies last. **Entertainment, snacks, and additional giveaways may vary by location.

Phoenix Backpack Giveaway

We had an amazing turnout for our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway! Thank you Kuban Elementary School for opening your doors to hosting the location, and to all of our team members and event volunteers who helped make the day possible.

It was a pleasure to meet each of the students and their family members who attended the event. Our team is beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to give away 1,500 backpacks to assist local students prepare for the school year!!

Take a look at a few moments captured at our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway:

Tucson & Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaways HUGE Success

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back hosted two Back to School Supplies Giveaways in the Phoenix & Tucson areas. Our primary goal with each of these events was to give back and focus on helping local school aged kids in need.

The turn out was bigger than we’ve seen before! At the Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaway there was close to a 1,000 people that turned out!

Walking the Walk & Talking the Talk

Kevin Rowe is very passionate about making a difference in Arizona communities. He had the following to share regarding the 2018 Back to School Supplies Giveaways, “We want give back and help families. We also want to help kids get through any obstacles they have so they have an opportunity to learn, get a great education and make something of themselves so they have a great life.”

Watch this video and see for yourself the awesome turnout for both events. You’ll also learn more about the founding of the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation: