Campaigns & Events
Upcoming Events & Campaigns
2022 Calendar of Events
(Events are subject to change. Please check back often for updates.)
Stay tuned for our 2023 plans!
11am – 2pm
Sunnyslope Ugly Sweater Party
Sunnyslope Youth Center
Bounce houses, Santa, gifts for the youth, community resource tables, prizes and giveaways. No registration required.
Please join us in supporting at-risk children, a struggling community and military families who give so much to our country. These are some past events through which we’ve help children and families in need:
Trunk or Treat – Oct 2022
Who doesn’t love a chance to put on a costume and eat candy?! We had a blast at the Sunnylope Youth Center Trunk or Treat event. We gave out lots of treats, no tricks, and we all had a great time! Thanks to all who came out to support us and join in the fun.
Picnic & Play – September 2022
We partnered with Amalyn to provide a fun-filled day for children in our community with a picnic and lots of activities at Encanto Park Enchanted Island.
Back-to-School – July 2022
Spirit Gives participated in the Back-to-School Event hosted by City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, at the Sunnyslope Youth Center on July 16. About 200 youth from the local community received backpacks with school supplies at the event. There were also several tables with community resources, free haircuts, lots of music and dancing!
Our volunteers greeted and talked with families at the Spirit Gives table, where we also gave out coloring books, games, books, slime, pencils, Frisbees, pinwheel and because it was 1000 degrees outside, we gave out otter pops too! Lots of families signed up to get our Spirit Gives email and activity calendar.
BIG Thank You to Our Super Star Volunteers ❤️: Marti McCurdy, Megan Downie, Heather Jackson, Nicolette Shiflett, Patty Hannon, April Burt, and Tracey Latham.
Earth Day – April 2022
We had a wonderful time at the Sunnyslope Community Center Earth Day celebration on April 23rd! Spirit Gives had a booth where kids could make bird houses. They were so creative and fun!! We enjoyed connecting with families and getting the word out about how our foundation can help them. Thank you to all who were there, especially the Spirit Electronics employees who came to support us!!
The event sponsors invited families in the community to attend. Santa arrived at the event in a police cruiser with sirens and lights flashing. Each child got to visit with Santa, walk through Santa’s Workshop and pick a gift of their choosing. There were tables hosted by community resource agencies. The agencies gave out treats such as candy, buttons, bubbles, pencils, socks and various other goodies. Agencies also gave out info on their programs and offerings.
There were activities such as arts and crafts, dodge ball, bike obstacle course, corn hole and more. The police brought in an ice cream truck and gave away free treats to all the youth. Some brand new bright and shiny bikes were given away to several deserving attendees. Bike helmets were given away to any child needing one.
The event was fun for all and a great way to start the holiday season!
The photos below include Santa’s Workshop/Gift Giveaway, our Spirit Gives resource table, other resource tables, the bike obstacle course, and Santa, of course!
Back-to-School Backpack & Supplies Drive
We committed to providing back-to-school supplies to more than 30 children in more than 20 families! Thank you for your help that gave these students a great start to the school year with new backpacks and supplies to fill them!
We worked with UMOM New Day Centers and caseworkers for our Gold Star Families to make sure that the children have all they need for school. The children were aged 5 to 18 years old.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Easter Basket Drive 2021
Build a Basket - Be a Blessing
With just a little love, you can make a BIG difference.
The Easter Bunnies at Spirit Electronics helped assemble the many baskets that were delivered to our Gold Star families, UMOM New Day Centers Veteran Support Team and Veterans at US Vets-Grand Village. Thank you for making a positive difference in our community, and letting these families know that they are not alone.
Thank you to all those who donated to our Sock Drive!
501 pairs of socks were donated, and Spirit Electronics matched that number to make it 1002 pairs of socks that are going to Veteran support organizations, in addition to monetary donations. Thank you for helping us to warm both feet and hearts for those in need!
Share the Love... with Socks!
Celebrate Arizona’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day by giving back to those who served our country! We are having a sock drive to benefit our veterans and military families from now until Feb. 13th. You can drop off socks at Spirit Electronics, 11202 North 24th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85029 or see one of our team members to deliver anytime. Then on Saturday, February 13 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, The Spirit Gives Drive-Thru Sock Drive will be held at Spirit.
Socks of all sizes are appreciated, for adults and children. We are coordinating with veterans’ support organizations to make sure that all socks are distributed where they’re needed most. Donations are also gratefully accepted! Remember, 100% of your donation goes to support those in need.
Socks Bring Comfort, Warmth and Protection
Thank you to all those who donated to our Holiday Drive for Gold Star Families!
Holiday Drive for Gold Star Families
Spirit Gives Foundation’s first campaign to support military families is through Arizona Survivor Outreach Services, a wonderful organization that assists families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in military service. We have signed up to provide Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts and supplies for five of their families. We will need your participation to make this a successful drive and show these families that they have our support, appreciation and love. Details will be added here as we have them.
View this beautiful Veterans Day tribute shared by Arizona Survivor Outreach Services.