Scottsdale Businesses Raise $2,500, Collect Toys For Children In Need


On Saturday, Dec 19, three local Scottsdale businesses teamed up for a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Scottsdale Fire Department’s annual toy and gift collection campaign.

Connect UV, which sells UV light sterilizing products for consumers and businesses, teamed up with spray tan salon Bronzmopoliton and personal trainer Michael Barrett to give away prizes to those who donated to local families and foster children in need.

“The response from the community was amazing,” said 16-year-old Connect UV founder Nic Brown, “A lot of kids will have a brighter holiday thanks to the generosity from the Scottsdale community.”

“I was overwhelmed with the community’s response to our toy drive,” Said Christy George owner or Bronzmopoliton, “It was such an honor to team up with such amazing businesses that share a passion to help make every child’s holiday magical.”

“As a new business owner, I have blessed with an amazing amount of support,” Said Michael Barrett of Body by Barrett, “The toy drive’s success shows how generous Scottsdale is. It made me feel so good to give back and spread the holiday spirit.”

The drive took place at Bronzmopoliton’s location on Frank Lloyd Wright and 101. Scottsdale FD sent a firetruck as part of the event. Donations included sports equipment, bikes, board games and toys. Participants also donated $2,500 to the drive, which will go to purchase gifts and gift cards for the Paiute Neighborhood Center, one of the charities supported by the Scottsdale Fire Department Toy Drive. The first 50 participants received Connect UV face masks, and all participants were entered to win Connect UV products, discounted tanning sessions, and a free personal training session.

For more information on the participating small businesses visit:,, Body by Barrett can be followed in Instagram at MichaelBarrett. To learn more about the annual Scottsdale Fire Department Toy Drive and how to donate, visit

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