Friday, December 21, 2018

STORE Capital Toy Drive Benefits Arizona Foster Children

STORE Capital employees recently volunteered to assist Arizona Helping Hands, the largest provider of essential needs for foster children in the state, by collecting toys and preparing gift bags for the organization’s 20th Annual Holiday Toy Drive.

Prior to the event held on December 6th, STORE Capital amassed more than 250 gifts in a company-wide toy drive contest that included all 89 of its employees and saw large collection boxes overflowing with toys throughout the company’s offices.

On the day of the event, a group of employees rallied to deliver the gifts to Arizona Helping Hands’ facility and assemble child gift baskets. In total, STORE Capital employees were able to create over 60 gift baskets filled with toys, arts and crafts, books, stuffed animals and much more. Each bag was assigned to a family with foster children ranging from infants to teenagers.

Arizona Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that provides underprivileged children the necessities they need for a sustainable living. In 2018, they distributed 2,995 beds, 2,426 birthday gifts and gathered over 6,330 volunteer hours. This holiday season, they will have assisted over 700 families and more than 3,000 children in the state of Arizona.

The organization’s main focus is to provide more than 30,000 toys to boys and girls in the foster care system. To do so, they rely on the support from the community.

“STORE Capital is proud to be a part of the Arizona Helping Hands Community,” said Chris Volk, STORE Capital CEO. “We recently expanded our employee engagement and community outreach efforts and this organization’s mission is one that every single STORE employee can support with pride. We are pleased to be associated and help with their mission.”

STORE Capital is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, and is publicly traded on the NYSE (STOR).