Foster Youth Christmas

The Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee is heading up a community effort to provide Christmas gifts to Foster Youth in Group Homes. Without the help of community support, these children would not have a gift under the tree to open up on Christmas morning.

We are counting on community support from people like YOU to make sure we can reach as many children as possible this year. 


We are in need of the following donations:

Clothing Items (Men’s Sizes) Stocking Stuffers: 
  • Sweat pants
  • Pajama pants
  • Gym/sport shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Boxer shorts
  • Flip flops
  • $25 Wal-Mart or Target gifts cards 
  • $25 Harkins or AMC movie gift cards 
  • $10 Fast food gift cards 
  • Toiletry items 
  • Disposable Razors 
  • Shaving Cream 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Deodorant 


Items can be dropped off at:

  • Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce (4435 E Chandler Blvd)
  • Vision Community Management (16625 S Desert Foothills Pkwy)  
  • Mountain Park Senior Center  (4475 E Knox Rd) 
  • Mountain View Lutheran Church (11002 S 48th St)
  • H & R Block (4747 E Elliot Rd)
  • Generations Senior Living (15815 S 50th St)
  • Ahwatukee Swim Center (4700 E Warner Rd)
  • USA Realty (4505 E Chandler Blvd)


Please do not wrap gifts. 

If you can't give an item, please consider sending a donation money through our Paypal or writing a check to:

Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee
PO Box 50596,
Phoenix, AZ 85076

Let's provide an amazing Christmas experience for those Foster Youth!

If you have questions, please contact Andi Pettyjohn at or 602-402-6267.  Thank you for helping us make Christmas better for foster kids!!

As with Thanksgiving, children in foster homes do not get the home Christmas we are used to. Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee in 2014 adopted 9 foster homes with 7-12 teens each. Each child received socks, underwear, pants, shirts, a sweatshirt or jacket, movie tickets, and a $25 gift card to spend.

While this may not seem like typical Christmas gifts, the children are very grateful to receive them. Every year Kiwanis hosts a wrapping party to wrap these donated gifts before they are delivered to the home.

Gift Wrapping for Foster Kids