Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh will host his eighth annual free holiday pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Mesa Fire Station 207, 2505 S. Dobson Road. The holiday pancake breakfast is the culmination of the annual toy drive benefiting Cardon Children’s Medical Center, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 8. The 2015 toy drive collected more than 1,000 toys that went to the toy closet at the hospital.
“For the past seven years I have seen the generosity displayed by our community during this toy drive,” Kavanaugh said. “It warms my heart to see the support that this toy drive has received and I know that they will make my final toy drive as a member of the City Council one to remember.”
New, unwrapped toys can be donated at eight different Mesa locations until Dec. 8 and at the holiday pancake breakfast. The toys will be delivered to Cardon Children’s Medical Center on Dec. 14 by Kavanaugh, members of the Mesa Fire and Medical Department, members of the Mesa Police Department and Mesa PD’s Blue Santa. The toys will be escorted to the hospital in the historical Mesa Fire Department fire truck, fire trucks and police cruisers.
Toy donations can be dropped off until Thursday, Dec. 8 at the following locations:
- Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road
- La Casita Recreational Center, 2719 S. Reyes
- Mesa City Plaza, 20 E. Main St.
- Mesa Public Library, 64 E. 1st St.
- Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe
- Mesa Arts Center Box Office, 1 E. Main St.
- i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place
- Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. MacDonald
The holiday pancake breakfast will feature musical performance by the Red Mountain Carolers from Red Mountain High School.
For more information or to see a list of suggested toys, visit http://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/mayor-council/councilmember-dennis-kavanaugh. The free pancake breakfast is open to all residents who would like to talk with Kavanaugh about issues in the city of Mesa. Representatives from several city departments will also be on hand to provide residents with assistance and information on city services.