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You Make the Holidays Bright!

Santa red ribbon 2Ho-ho-holy moly!  The summer is winding down, we’re drying out from the monsoons, and the holidays are just around the corner.  This means that Family Day is almost here and we are getting ready to celebrate with our clients!
Family Day is a heartwarming event where SAAF, in collaboration with the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN), gives our clients who are parents the opportunity to select holiday gifts for their children and their children the opportunity to select gifts for them.  This year, it will be held on December 13 and will include craft activities, a light lunch, and pictures with Santa.  We expect to brighten the holidays of more than 100 children this year.
As in years past, we anticipate having challenges collecting enough gifts for teen boys, a substantial portion of the youth we serve.  If you would like to donate those gifts or gift cards so we can shop for them, please contact Neil MacDonald at (520) 547-6136 or

Gift Suggestions for the SAAF/TIHAN Family Day celebration


  • Skateboards
  • Scooters
  • Action Figures
  • Dolls
  • Radio Controlled Vehicles
  • Jewelry
  • Building Blocks
  • Sports Equipment/Balls
  • Books
  • Board/Card Games
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Backpacks/School Supplies
  • Rubber Band Bracelet Kits
  • Lego Blocks
  • Science Experiment Kits


  • Gift Cards ($25 increments- especially Target,  Best Buy, and Bookman’s)
  • Clothing, Jackets
  • Books
  • Purses
  • Sports Equipment/Balls
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Board/Card Games


  • Gift Cards ( $25 increments)
  • Books/DVDs
  • Small Appliances
  • Movie/Zoo/Attraction/etc. Tickets

Gift items & cash donations will be collected between now and Monday, December 2, 2014.  Interested in giving to the Holiday Project? Then please contact Neil MacDonald at (520)547-6136or by email at SAAF can help with picking up gifts and donations.