$545K raised for Operation Santa Claus, donate now

Posted at 6:27 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 00:47:43-05

Thank you, Arizona!

Your incredible generosity helped us raise $545,622 in our annual Operation Santa Claus "Claus-A-Thon", which will go to needy families across the Valley this holiday season. 

We partnered with iHeartMedia and its radio stations, along with Sanderson Ford, to benefit four amazing charities – St. Mary’s Food Bank AllianceRonald McDonald House Charities of PhoenixSouthwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and Military Assistance Mission (MAM).

If you missed the chance to call-in during our telethon, you can still donate online at, or donate toys, food and clothing through Dec. 20! The following day, we’ll form a “human chain” at ABC15 and deliver all the goods to our Operation Santa organizations.

Operation Santa Claus is an Arizona tradition and partnership between ABC15 and Sanderson Ford to collect food, toys, clothes and monetary donations for Arizona charities.

You can drop-off toys at the following four locations:

•  ABC15 Studios – 515 North 44th Street – Phoenix

•  Sanderson Ford – 6400 North 51st Avenue – Glendale

•  Sanderson Lincoln – 2121 West Bell Road – Phoenix

•  All of The UPS Store locations across the Valley

Anyone who donates to Operation Santa Claus will be entered to win a brand new car!  Sanderson Ford and Lincoln will randomly select one lucky donor to win their choice of a 2017 Ford F150 Supercrew or 2017 Lincoln MKZ.  Fifteen finalists will also receive a $100 Visa gift card. The winner will be announced on Dec. 21 during ABC15’s Sonoran Living Live at 9am.