Holidays Around The World

Helping families celebrate.

Holidays Around the World

Celebrated since December 2000 with the assistance of an anonymous group who held a toy drive for the children Southwest Center, we have been able to provide gifts to children and families infected and affected by HIV for over 15 years. For some of these children and their families, Southwest Center’s 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, Kwanzza and Feliz Navidad. The event is supported by several community groups such as the Boys of Leather, Mr. Phoenix Leather, Imperial Courtthe 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.

Save the Date!

December 23, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:OO pm
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
1101 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 (map)

To be eligible to receive gifts, you must be a client receiving services from Southwest Center or McDowell Healthcare Center and 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 Barb Brados at 602-595-8153 for more information.

Program Costs


Must be a client of Southwest Center or McDowell Healthcare Clinic

Meet the Team!
Barb Brados
Barb Brados
Child & Youth Services Manager

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