AVAD Presents Holiday Gift Drive to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters AVAD makes giving back to children in need easy by spreading the cheer with select vendor discountsBy RS Staff Published: December 9, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 AVAD’s inaugural holiday gift drive, “Distribute a Smile,” will support Big Brothers Big Sisters locations across the United States and Canada. Dealers have the opportunity to donate items to their local AVAD branch and receive an array of exclusive deals from participating vendors for a limited time. From December 7-18, 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 from all of the following vendors: Calrad, Current Audio, HEOS by Denon, Key Digital (excluding KD-HD4X4LITE, KD-HD6X6LITE, and KD-HD8X8LITE), MartinLogan, Nest, Peerless Mounts, PROconnect, and WyreStorm. Additionally, Panamax and Niles are offering 15 percent off all products. Dealers must use this discount within three days after their donation. Monetary donations will be accepted through an online portal created in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. To donate online in the U.S., visit www.bbbs.org/AVAD. Canadian donations can be made at http://bbbspeel.kintera.org/AVAD for the Toronto branch or http://bbbscalgary.ca/avad for the Calgary branch. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child has the ability to 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 to host Distribute a Smile—our first holiday gift drive—and we invite our dealers to participate in this wonderful opportunity to brighten others’ households during the season of giving back,” said Lei Lei Trock, senior marketing manager at AVAD. “We are thankful and appreciate the large amount of support from our participating vendors and we hope it encourages our dealers to donate.” AVAD encourages dealers to participate in Distribute a Smile from December 7-18 at each of the 23 branch locations in U.S. and Canada. Donated items will be given to local Big Brothers Big Sisters branches near the respective AVAD branches prior to the upcoming Christmas holiday. To participate, visit your local AVAD branch or contact an AVAD associate for more details.