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12/9/2012 8:42:00 AM
UPS kicks off 'Santa Cause' event to collect food, clothes, toys for needy
Helen Remington hands Prescott Valley UPS Store Marketing Manager Brit Cole a bag of food for the First Annual Operation Santa Cause, benefiting the Yavapai Food Bank.
Photo courtesy Matt Hinshaw
Helen Remington hands Prescott Valley UPS Store Marketing Manager Brit Cole a bag of food for the First Annual Operation Santa Cause, benefiting the Yavapai Food Bank.
Photo courtesy Matt Hinshaw

Ken Hedler
Special to the Tribune

The UPS franchise here drew enough contributions to fill a big box Saturday on the inaugural day of its nearly month-long campaign to collect food, clothing and toys for needy families in the quad-city area.

Greg Kingsbury, general manager of the Prescott Valley store and three stores in Prescott, acknowledged today's donations for Operation Santa Cause would not go far in filling empty shelves at the Yavapai Food Bank.

However, he said, "We put a dent in it today, and plan to keep going through the end of the month."

Helen Remington of Prescott Valley donated a bag of groceries at the canopy UPS staff set up with radio station KPPV (106.7 FM) outside the UPS store.

"You've done a wonderful thing," KPPV account executive Diane Tucker told Remington.

"We've had people dropping off blankets, clothing, food, and we've even had cash donations," Kingsbury said.

Referring to two girls who belong to the Junior Honor Society at Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott, Kingsbury said, "We are sending our elves into Safeway to do the shopping."

Kingsbury, a Prescott native who graduated from Prescott High School in 1989, said he came up with the idea for Operation Santa Cause after reading an editorial in the Prescott Valley Tribune - a sister weekly of the Courier - about meeting the needs of food banks.

UPS conducted the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its store in the Safeway shopping center off Highway 69 and Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley.

UPS will accept donations through Dec. 24 in Prescott Valley and its Prescott sites: 1042 and 3196 Willow Creek Road, and 303 E. Gurley St.

Kingsbury said the UPS franchise plans to make Operation Santa Cause an annual event.

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