Holiday Surprise Gifting

Get Ready to Join “Team Elf”

The Fountain Hills Community Foundation Elves will be out and about again during the 2023 holiday season, and we invite you to join in the fun!

The Holiday Surprise Gifting program helps generous donors—like you–to identify and gift local organizations who need a little extra help during the holidays.  And we do it in a fun collaborative team atmosphere:  Team Elf!

It’s simple:  First identify one — or more — local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to which you’d like to contribute, then make a donation to the FHCF’s Giving Fund in the amount you’d like to give.  Team Elf will then arrange a surprise visit with members of the nonprofit of choice so you can personally surprise them with your holiday gift.  We’ll even provide your elf hat!

There are many deserving organizations in our local community.  Donate to the nonprofit of your choice or choose from one of the following gifting ideas.

  • Fountain Hills Youth Theater:  Support the youth actor’s holiday production of Elf Jr with a portion of production costs.  “I Wanna Be a Producer” categories range from $300- $3200.
  • Reigning Grace Ranch:  $500 helps Reigning Grace host a local youth in an equine therapy program for one year.
  • Arizona Junior Achievement:  $800 helps sponsor a group of 5th graders in “Biz Town” interactive real-life commerce education day.
  • Fountain Hills Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition:  A contribution of $500 provides support to facilitate a vaping prevention curriculum for Fountain Hills Middle School students.
  • The Golden Eagle Education Foundation provides scholarships starting at $500 to local high school seniors as they head off to college.
  • The Fountain Hills Soccer League teaches kids about team sports and the importance of physical education.  They utilize donated funds to purchase equipment and provide scholarships for local kids 4-12.
  • Rescue Pals volunteers help care for abandoned dogs and socialize them so they may find their “forever home”.  Costs for food, board, and vet costs are $250 for each dog.

And there are so many more!  To provide year end surprise gifts to these or other groups, contact us at or call our Holiday Surprise Gifting Committee:  Helen Whatmough at 253-230-4224, Siobhan Doherty at 571-386-7982 or Dori Wittrig at 602-558-5901.

Holiday Surprise Gifting is fun and an easy way to truly become involved with the needs of local organizations.  Go Team Elf!