Apex Customs recently renewed its ongoing commitment to support the work of local nonprofits bringing much-needed care and attention to families in the Phoenix area. The widely respected local custom automotive shop is encouraging its customers to give what they can to Prison Fellowship, The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots over the holiday season.
Apex President and CEO Tyler C. said he knows firsthand how important these programs, and their donors, are to children in Arizona. Tyler’s family was one of those on the receiving end of their generosity.
“I knew growing up that my family did not have enough money for gifts. Somehow, we had them. It was later that I found out the presents we did receive for Christmas was a result of these programs.”
Describing the initiative as his attempt to “pay it forward,” Tyler emphasized his personal commitment and that of Apex Customs to support community efforts.
“I feel that this has influenced me in my life. We try to do with Apex as much as we can with the community. I can promise you as we continue to grow we’ll do more and more.”
Anyone wishing to help can donate directly to the organization or at Apex Custom’s location in Phoenix. The shop will collect gifts up until December 20, 2017.
Prison Fellowship (Angel Tree)
Every Christmas, the Angel Tree program of Prison Fellowship buys, wraps and delivers presents to children of people living in prison. By giving gifts on their parents’ behalf, the organization hopes to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of prisoners’ children and families. Angel Tree was started by a former prisoner in 1982 and is the largest US organization serving the children of those in prison.
Salvation Army (Christmas Angel)
The history of The Salvation Army goes back to 1865, when a Methodist minister and his wife in London, England, saw the need to integrate ministry with feeding the hungry and providing shelter to the homeless. Today, Salvation Army volunteers with red kettles are a common sight around the holidays. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel program provides gifts to children in need throughout Phoenix.
Toys for Tots
Started by a major in 1947, the United States Marine Corps took over the Toys for Tots program in 1948. The program collects new, unwrapped gifts to give to children with the intent to spread hope. Each year millions of toys are gifted to children across all 50 states in hundreds of communities.