Stories tagged: "christmas"

Kendahl Lock of Phoenix posing with toys she purchased for her 2022 Toys for Tots Drive (Photo courtesy of Kendahl Lock)
Phoenix Woman Raises Over $10,000 for Toys for Tots

Kendahl Lock's annual toy drive has become the largest personal donation Toys for Tots receives, bringing in over 700 toys during the holiday season.

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Posadas Are Back on This Year. What Is This Latino Tradition All About?

Posadas were largely put on hold last year because of the pandemic, but are coming back in a big way in 2021.

How to Stay Coronavirus-Free This Christmas in Arizona

Arizona’s ICUs are filling up as the state sees a record surge in COVID-19 cases.  Christmas, like most other 2020 holidays, will have to look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the public to forego holiday travel and gatherings this holiday season. ...

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Please Just Stay Home This Christmas

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays… More than 3 million people passed through US airport checkpoints over the weekend ahead of the Christmas holiday even as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to surge. According to the Transportation Security Administration, upwards of a million people nationwide moved through TSA checkpoints on...

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Virtual Happy Hours, Drive-In Movies, and Other Pandemic-Era Holiday Party Ideas

Workplace gift exchanges and holiday potlucks of years past have been replaced with online mixology classes and small, outdoor gatherings.

Small room filled with bags of gift donations
This Phoenix Woman Lost Two Family Members This Year. Now She’s Raising Money for Toys for Tots.

With more than 288,000 Arizonans are without jobs and federal eviction protection set to expire soon, families may find it tough to afford Christmas gifts.