The Russ Lyon Foundation Partners with The Foster Alliance to Help Foster Children Around Arizona for The Holiday Season

Join The Russ Lyon Foundation and The Foster Alliance by Donating Bikes and Toys to Foster Children and Attending Their ‘Fill Santa’s Sleigh’ Event on Friday, December 8th 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s charitable organization, The Russ Lyon Foundation is excited to announce its collaborative efforts with The Foster Alliance, formerly Arizona Helping Hands, to spread holiday cheer through a Toy/Bike Drive and Holiday Joy Fest. These initiatives aim to bring joy to the lives of foster children during the holiday season.

The Foster Alliance has issued an urgent call for bikes to fulfill the Christmas wishes of foster children. The Department of Public Safety has requested 400 bikes to make these wishes come true, and The Russ Lyon Foundation is answering the call. The community is invited to contribute and put smiles on the faces of foster children this holiday season.

The Russ Lyon Foundation has curated an Amazon Wishlist to facilitate easy and convenient donations. Visit here to view and select bikes. They can also be dropped off at The Russ Lyon Foundation’s office.

The Russ Lyon Foundation is also accepting monetary donations for the Urgent Bike Drive. Donations can be made at

“At The Russ Lyon Foundation, we believe in making a positive impact in the lives of those in need,” said President Stephanie Stewart, of the Russ Lyon Foundation. “The Urgent Bike Drive is an opportunity for our community to come together and bring joy to foster children during the holiday season. Every bike donated is a step towards making a child’s Christmas wish come true.”

The Russ Lyon Foundation is continuing its community involvement by working to make holiday wishes come true for over 15,000 children in Arizona and tribal foster care systems. The public is invited to become #FosterAllies and join in collecting toys for these deserving children.

Donation boxes are conveniently located in Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty offices, providing an accessible way for community members to contribute new toys.

The Foster Alliance and the Russ Lyon Foundation are collaborating with the Scottsdale Quarter to host a night of “Fill Santa’s Sleigh” event on Friday, December 8th. The Russ Lyon Foundation invites the community to the Fill Santa’s Sleigh Event at 15059 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. This free event, running from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will feature festive music with Arizona’s own Jay Allen, hot chocolate, beloved characters, and family-friendly fun. Attendees are encouraged to bring a holiday gift for a child in foster care or donate now.

The Russ Lyon Foundation is committed to creating positive and lasting impacts on the lives of children in foster care.