Sequoya 2021 Holiday Angel Tree Program

For 22 years, Sequoya, Cochise and Cherokee & Cocopah schools have been making the holidays brighter for each and every student at Bethune Elementary School in south central Phoenix. Bethune is the home school to approx. 500 PreK-8th graders. 100% of their students receive free breakfast & lunch at school, which means almost all of their families’ incomes fall far below the Federal Poverty Guideline. A significant number of their families live in unstable home situations; some are homeless. In past years when we have assisted, many parents and children reported that the gift they received from us was the only holiday gift they received that year.

🎁How can you participate in this wonderful program? Please sign up through our Sign Up Genius.

SIGN UP HERE – Angel Tree Sign Up

🎁Print out the attached tag and fill in the grade and gender of the child in the “TO” space. CLICK FOR TAG You can sign the card From “Secret Santa”, your family’s name, etc…

🎁Purchase a gift ($30-$40) wrap it in a gift bag, attach the tag and drop it off in the Sequoya office by December 10th.

🎁For 6th-8th graders $30-$40 gift cards are preferred. You can put the gift card inside a holiday card or other age appropriate gift.

🎁Shop for the “basics” (footballs, basketballs, board games, Lego sets, etc).

  • Please include batteries if needed.

  • Gift may be more than 1 item.

  • Please wrap in a gift bag w/ handles so it’s easier for them to carry it home

  • Please attach the angel gift tag to the gift bag. Please put the grade and gender of the child in the “To” space. This is extremely important!

  • The deadline for gifts is Friday December 10th

Your generosity & participation truly make a HUGE difference for the children of Bethune Elementary School!

Questions/concerns? Please contact your APT Angel Coordinator: Lisa Kanarish ( and/or Lena Moses (

Gift Ideas by Grade Level

Grades K-2

– Games/Puzzles
– Art supplies and paper/doodle pads/coloring books
– Handheld electronic games
– Tote bag w/ their name (they are desperate for something that is ONLY theirs)
– Legos/Blocks/anything they can build
– Play doh
– Educational learning games
– Baby dolls

Grades 3-5

– Board Games
– Costume Jewelry
– Guinness Book of World Records (this age group LOVES this book!)
– Popular Chapter Books
– Legos
– Sports equipment
– Arts and Crafts
– Diaries/journals
– Purses/wallets/totes (personalized is great!)
– Sports equipment (footballs/basketballs/volleyballs)
– Make up/nail polish

Grades 6-8

– Can be gift card included inside a holiday card or any other age appropriate gift
– You can label the envelope “Happy Holidays”, “A Special Child”, etc…
– You can sign the card from “Secret Santa”, your family’s name, etc…

This is only a suggested list, you & your kids know best what kids want!

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!