As we enter the season of gift giving, we thought it would be important to remember all of the amazing nonprofits that need the community’s support this season. We are excited to highlight several of our nonprofit clients and members of the community we support by showcasing the special projects they have this holiday season. So, join us in supporting our community and making this holiday a little brighter for someone in need.
Save the Family
Save the Family’s mission is to “[equip] families to address poverty, overcome homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency.” The organization works to achieve these goals by providing housing, sponsoring youth programs, educational programs, career services, veterans services, and domestic violence services. You can participate by adopting a family to provide gifts and a holiday meal as well—this could be a great classroom holiday project!
Rooted in providing health equity for all, Esperança specializes in partnering with in-country non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide medical supplies, education, and more. By creating relationships with local organizations, Esperança is able to provide more and better services based on each area’s unique needs. This season, they are hosting a Christmas Angel program to provide gifts for children and seniors, or you can purchase beautiful, handmade items from their Q’eros craft store that make extraordinary gifts and support the organization’s mission as well!
UMOM New Day Center
You might remember UMOM from our Hammersmith Support service project last year when we purchased and assembled welcome baskets. UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services, and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. Their holiday stocking and gift card drive is on now and it is a wonderful way to get the whole family involved in supporting those who need it most.
Phoenix Center for the Arts
Phoenix Center for the Arts provides arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming, and advocacy. PCA has worked to become a leader in innovating arts education, bringing teaching artists and students together virtually. You can support PCA by contributing to various programs and scholarships too. And don’t miss the Phoenix Festival of the Arts at Hance Park on December 11th and 12th! This annual festival is back, featuring more than 150 art vendors and cultural organizations. It’s a perfect time to connect with the local art community, pick up unique gifts, and celebrate the season!
This local organization strives to be a force for positive change in the lives of children and adults in our community. #LoveUp focuses on providing for children of all ages in the foster care system. Their services range from providing basic necessities like food, school supplies, shoes, and clothes, to giving children special experiences like going to a major league baseball game or enjoying a fun holiday party. Donations can be made in general, you may nominate a family for the Christmas Wish program, or you can purchase #LoveUp shirts to give as gifts, and a percentage is donated back to the organization.
Since 1987, Rancho Feliz has raised and invested over $10 million to build homes, education centers, childcare centers, orphanages, and volunteer dormitories along Arizona’s southern border. The organization focuses on providing education to those in the communities they serve in order to elevate those living in poverty. Rancho Feliz also believes strongly in the value of a volunteer opportunity. They believe that volunteering to serve others enriches the life of the volunteer just as much as it does the people they are serving. Rancho Feliz has many ways to help including onsite volunteering, scholarship funding, and general donations too.
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of eight children’s hospitals providing world-class surgical care and intentional spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities. Your monetary donation can support a life-saving surgery for a child!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
BBBS is near and dear to our founder Heather Locke’s heart, as she sits on the Auxiliary Board for this amazing organization. For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Maricopa and Pinal counties. Your donation helps provide experiences, education, and support for kids in need.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Founded in 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is “to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.” Our founder, Heather Locke, was selected to participate in the Arizona Finest campaign in 2020 to fundraise for the organization. They accept donations year-round to fund research, education, and support.
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