AVAD Holds Second Annual Holiday Gift Drive AVAD is holding its second annual holiday gift drive, “Distribute a Smile,” to support Big Brothers Big Sisters locations across the United States and Canada.By RS Staff Published: December 8, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 AVAD is holding its second annual holiday gift drive, “Distribute a Smile,” to support Big Brothers Big Sisters locations across the United States and Canada. Dealers can donate items to their local AVAD branch and receive an array of exclusive deals from participating vendors for a limited time. From December 5 to December 16, AVAD dealers can participate by donating at least one unwrapped toy, gift item, gift card, or monetary donation to a local AVAD branch. Although no donation will be denied, it is encouraged to focus on gifts for children 7 to 12 years of age. Also, gift cards and monetary donations are requested to value $20 or greater. In exchange for participation, dealers will receive 10 percent off products from all of the following generous vendors: HEOS by Denon, MartinLogan (United States only), Nest, and WyreStorm. Monetary donations will be accepted through an online portal created in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. To donate online in the U.S., please visit www.bbbsbroward.org/AVAD. To donate online in Canada, please visit https://bbbspeelavad.eventbrite.com/ for Toronto and www.bbbscalgary.ca/avad for Calgary. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child can succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brother Big Sisters strives to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Big Brother Big Sisters matches adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ranging from the ages of 6 through 18, in communities across the world to develop positive and lasting relationships in the lives of young people. “We are excited for the return of our holiday gift drive, Distribute a Smile, to spread holiday cheer to children across North America during the season of giving,” said Seth Evenson, director of customer experience management for AVAD LLC. “We want to thank our participating vendors for their support, as well as our dealers for helping us to make our second annual holiday gift drive a success.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.