Operation Santa Claus makes a difference in the lives of Valley families

Posted at 3:24 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 17:24:50-05

Every time you give to Operation Santa Claus, your donations make a real difference in the lives of Arizona families this Christmas, families like the Carlsons.

ABC15 anchor Katie Raml caught up with them recent at the Southwest Autism Research and Resouce Center (SARRC), one of the charities your donations benefit.

You can watch the Carlsons' story in the video above.

Then, you can give to Operation Santa Claus by giving food, toys, clothes or monetary donations.

Donation drop-off locations are:

- 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.

You can also donate anytime at .

In addition to SARRC, your donations will also help St Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, and Military Assistance Mission.