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Mesa’s Skateboard Santa readies for a third year of gift-giving

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Mesa’s Reed Skate Park is home to Skateboard Santa, who donates gifts every year to underprivileged children. For the past three years he’s partnered with companies and the community to donate gifts. Cronkite reporter John Genovese talked to Mesa’s Santa about how this gift-giver started his annual program.

If you would like to donate here are the following drop-off sites:

The Floor Store
Address: 725 East Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ

Cascade Financial Services
Address: 6816 East Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ

Team Skate
Address: 2302 East El Moro Circle
Mesa, AZ

Alcor Energy Solutions
Address: 7754 East Velocity Way, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ

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Shot and produced: Heather Jackson