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A Unique Christmas Construction Invitation to Bid December 6, 2012

Posted by carolhagen in Construction Industry Hardware.
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The Arizona construction industry really delivered on the 2012 Toy Drive

Volunteers arrive with a special delivery

Update 12/21/12:  Amazing! Fantastic! Unbelievable!  Someone will need to figure out the value of ABA’s Toy Drive.  In addition to an abundance of toys delivered yesterday, over $2,000 in gift cards were presented.  Sunshine Home reps said in their 18 years, this is the best Christmas they’ve ever had.  Additionally, the GC’s who put the bid on the street enjoyed the involvement and were successful in getting donations from companies the ABA executive director has never heard of! The above depicts the huge success of this endeavor.  Thank you to all who participated and volunteered!

Original Post: The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) is having their Toy Drive to make a difference in the lives of Phoenix Area displaced children.  Instead of a regular press release, McCarthy used SmartBidNet to get the word out about Sunshine Homes to their subcontractors.  Many other commercial construction companies that belong to the ABA are planning to do the same with their own invitation to bid software.

Here are the details:

Project:                The Sunshine Project

Location:            Phoenix, AZ

Type:                     New & Renovation

Bid Date:             12/17/12 @ 4p MST 

Status:                  Invited Bidder – GC Bids to Owner (By invitation Only) December 17th, 2012 at 4 PM MST)

First Report Date:            12/5/12

Target Start Date:            12/21/12


Description of Project:  This project consists of providing goods and services to brighten the holidays of 330+ kids and young adults (ages 6 to 18) forcefully removed from their parents and homes due to neglect, physical abuse, alcohol, and drugs.  The Sunshine Project helps to provide these 210 boys and 110 girls a safe and stable environment so that they can heal, grow, and eventually re-enter society as whole citizens.

Approved Building Materials:

  • Footballs
  • Basketballs
  • Soccer balls
  • Frisbees
  • Board games
  • Electronic game systems & games
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Disposable cameras
  • Movie passes
  • Gift cards
  • Ear Phones
  • Art Kits
  • MP3 players
  • Popcorn tins
  • Cookie tins


Restricted Building Materials:

  • Toy guns
  • Toy knives,
  • NC-17 games and movies
  • Stuffed animals – lice carrier


Submit Bids To:                Bids (donations) can be made to any of the soliciting general contractors.  The important thing is that we give regardless of which general contractor receives your donation.  All of the donated items will be consolidated in one location for final delivery.

Notes:                                  Because of the security concerns for the kids, no bids/donations are to be delivered directly to Sunshine Homes.

If you are interested in donating or participating in this Christmas Construction project  for Sunshine Acres and bring smiles to hundreds of children, please contact Matt Adcock at McCarthy, 480-449-4700 or any other member of the Arizona Builders Alliance to donate toys

We’d also be much obliged if you’d share this with other Arizona Contractors and spread the news. Merry Christmas!


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