Holidays Around The World
Helping families celebrate!
The Southwest Center has been able to provide gifts to children and families infected and affected by HIV for over 20 years at its annual Holidays Around the World event. For some of these children and their families, Holidays Around The World can allow a family to focus their finances on food, housing and medicine while still providing gifts for their their children. It also provides a chance for families to celebrate and share their customs and traditions with the Southwest Center family.
Holidays Around the World Celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Feliz Navidad. The event is supported by several community groups such as the Boys of Leather, Mr. Phoenix Leather, Imperial Court, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and more. It is a day of fun dedicated to the celebration of the holidays for children and their families. We have arts and crafts for each holiday, cookie decorating, a bounce house, popcorn, cotton candy, and a visit from Santa.
Receiving & Donating Gifts:
To be eligible to receive gifts, you must be a client receiving services from Southwest Center or McDowell Healthcare Center. Gifts are for the children in your immediate family who are living with you. Sign up is required and starts November 15th. Donations are accepted and appreciated year-round, both monetary donations or new, unwrapped toys. Please contact us at 602.307.5330 for more information.