Each year, Grand Canyon Railway gives back to the community and makes the holidays a little brighter for disadvantaged or disabled children by giving charities the opportunity to apply for tickets aboard the Polar Express Charity Train. This year, Devereux Arizona received 50 free tickets for our foster families in both Phoenix and Tucson!
For children in foster care, the holidays can be especially difficult. Many children struggle with being separated from their families or having to adjust to different family holiday traditions. Some children may have never experienced "typical" holiday customs before entering into foster care. For many of the foster children we serve at Devereux, a ride on the Polar Express is a once in a lifetime opportunity sure to make their holidays very special and create lasting memories.
The Polar Express Charity train will depart from Williams Depot in Williams, Arizona on Friday, November 7th where our 50 foster family members will take a journey to the "North Pole" and relive the magical story of the "Polar Express".
We extend a very warm thank you to Grand Canyon Railway, and we wish ALL of our foster families and the individuals we serve a very happy and bright holiday!