December 20, 2016
Bailey Smith of Redfield Elementary plays in the school’s holiday band concert.
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Operation Christmas Child thanks Scottsdale local residents for huge gift collection resident devoted With a strong boost from Scottsdale, a recordbreaking 76,800 gift-ﬁlled shoeboxes for children in need were collected this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. This year’s gift collection is up from 71,130 in 2015, due in Harvest Bible Church’s Members of the Apostolic Christian large part to a 35 percent Church help break a record with their shoebox gifts. increase in Scottsdale. The local project also took delivery of the 1 millionth gift in the history of the local project. “It was awesome, it is awesome,” said Cheryl Johnson, who is in her
to volunteering By Alison Stanton
Bob Harris is living proof that even people with full schedules can ﬁnd pockets of time to give back to their communities. Harris, who is an Allstate Insurance agent in Scottsdale, volunteers with the Scottsdale Police Department K-9 Unit, Scottsdale Police Crime-Prevention Unit, Scottsdale Fire Department Fire-Prevention Unit and Foothills Animal Rescue of Scottsdale. “I’ve always been raised to give
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From left: Danny Ramirez, Dwayne Bader, Joe Andrea, Kenny Otter, Robert Harris and Emily Harris receive grant for Fire Department.
back to the community,” he said. Harris recently was delighted to learn that The Allstate Foundation, wanting to support and honor his volunteer efforts, gave a $1,000 grant to each of the four organizations.
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