Wildlights for Wildlife: A Charity Drive

Phoenix Zoo raises $226K at first-ever event

Phoenix Zoo hosted hundreds of guests as they cruised through the Zoo for the first-ever Wildlights for Wildlife: A Charity Drive. The fundraising event was presented by Valley Toyota Dealers on Nov. 1.

Almost 170 vehicles journeyed through the illuminated trails filled with millions of lights and hundreds of dazzling light sculptures and nearly 70 glowing lanterns. Guests also enjoyed delicious fare from some of the Valley’s favorite food trucks, snacked on kettle corn and sipped hot chocolate as they gazed at one of the largest holiday light displays in the country from the comfort of their vehicle

A silent auction saw fast and furious bidding from attendees as well as holiday revelers at home. The fundraising event brought in $226,000.

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX ZOO

Linda Schweitzer and Jan Laufer with children

Lana Lofshult and Gael Parks (driving)

Safari cruises

Rose and Harry Papp

Bert Castro, president and CEO, Phoenix Zoo, and his wife, Janice

Friendly animals and volunteers greet guests

 

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