Steve and Robyn Moody, Chairmen
Due to COVID-19 and Governor Ducey’s guidelines, the 16th Annual Luminaria Walk/Food Donation Steering Committee has developed an alternate plan. This plan will enable our community to enjoy the holiday season around Diamond Lake and to keep it as safe as possible for everyone.
The homeowners around Diamond Lake will continue to beautifully decorate and light up their backyards during the holiday season. Everyone is invited to walk around the lake any night during the season and enjoy the lights and decorations. There will not be a dedicated weekend or any luminarias this year. Please do wear a mask to protect your family, friends, and neighbors.
The Food Drive will look different as well. This year, more than ever, AZCEND (our local food bank) really needs your donations. Last year, this event collected 4,798 pounds of food and received $1,944 in cash donations. We appreciate your continued support. Here are three ways you can assist this program this year:
1. AZCEND will provide donation boxes for canned and boxed food items at the Oakwood clubhouse and at the Diamond Lake entrances during the holiday season.
2. You may make a cash donation in any amount. Checks need to be made out to AZCEND and delivered to or mailed to Steve and Robyn Moody at 8910 E. Sunridge Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. We will deliver all checks to AZCEND.
3. AZCEND is a qualifying organization for the Arizona charitable tax credit. AZCEND has made a special account for our group to donate through the Arizona Tax Credit. Please use the dedicated donation URL address azcend.org/annual-food-drive to make your donations so ASCEND can track the donations specifically to Diamond Lake. Donations to AZCEND qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit which lets you claim a donation as a tax credit. This means that you can provide support to people in need at no cost to you. Tax credits reduce your Arizona state income taxes dollar-for-dollar as a credit (not a deduction). Your donation of up to $800 (married/filing jointly) or up to $400 (filing individually) to AZCEND will be appreciated. Any amount is welcomed! Please remember to use the URL address at www.azcend.org/annual-food-drive.
Again, 2020 has hit us all in some way or another. Diamond Lake/Unit 36C is dedicated to continuing support to our community, but to remain safe while enjoying the holidays. Thank you for your support!
Happy Holidays to all!
If you have questions regarding donations, please email us at [email protected]