Kneaders Bakery to host annual ‘Evening with Santa’ fundraiser

Kneaders Bakery & Café invites you to join them during their annual Evening with Santa to raise funds for Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

The special event will take place at all Kneaders Bakery & Café locations in the Phoenix area from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. Santa will join the fun at each restaurant where he will be available for photos and the sharing of holiday wish lists.

Kneaders famous Chunky Cinnamon French Toast will be served throughout the evening, with all proceeds going to benefit the children and families being treated at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, according to a press release.

The Scottsdale Kneaders Bakery is located 15505 N. Hayden Road.

“Being active and contributing members of our local communities is of the utmost importance to Kneaders,” stated James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, in the release. “We consistently seek to create these special opportunities as a way to impact and strengthen our communities.  This is the season of giving and we’re thrilled to be able to help the children and families who are being treated at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.”

Mercy Gilbert is a full-service, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital with 198 beds, providing exceptional healthcare to the East Valley. The hospital employs more than 1,281 employees, has upwards of 760 physicians on staff representing all major specialties, and enjoys the services of 330 volunteers.

“Serving the local community is important to Kneaders and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is an important member of that community,” stated Mr. Worthington, in the release. “Kneaders believes it is our responsibility to contribute to and strengthen our local communities. This is something that we take to heart. During this season of giving, we’re thrilled to help children and families who are being treated at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.”

All 42 Kneaders Bakery & Café locations throughout the Western United States will be participating in Evening with Santa and will raise money to benefit local children’s hospitals in their communities.

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