Assistance League of Phoenix bus is ready to open its doors to provide back-to-school clothing on January 3rd at Arizona Helping Hands.
This collaborative effort funded by the BHHS Legacy Foundation put smiles on the faces of so many youngsters. They can set aside the abuse and neglect that has riddled their lives and start the spring semester standing tall in new clothing. The smiles on so many kids’ faces was a great way to start 2020.
Over those first two days, our regular service to Arizona’s foster care population continued, as we provided beds, cribs, clothing and diapers to children from throughout Arizona. Our Birthday Dreams program continues non-stop, preparing 12 personalized birthday packages every day for boys and girls who often would not celebrate their special day without our work.
Children are assisted on their “shopping spree” for clothing to start the new school year in style.
At Arizona Helping Hands, we don’t deal in little numbers. We served thousands of children in 2019, setting records in virtually every service category – 3,560 beds for children to sleep safely on, 3,596 birthday celebrations, 6,500 backpacks filled with school supplies – the numbers are truly dramatic!
We are proud to be the State’s leader in providing basic needs to the 14,000+ children in foster care. Without any governmental funding, we rely on the Arizona foster care tax credit to keep pace with the demands for assistance we receive.
We are grateful to all who do the research and understand the importance of the work we undertake to help Arizona’s most fragile children. We can’t continue without your assistance, and we hope to always be able to step forward and lend our helping hands to the boys and girls who need us.
I encourage you to do your research – you should investigate charities before you donate. Learn the impact they have in our community and how they utilize donor dollars. Arizona Helping Hands’ impact on the foster care community is unduplicated – there is no service like ours serving the number of children we do. Additionally, $.93 of every dollar donated goes directly to program expenses. We put every dollar to maximum use for the kids who need our help. Learn more and put your tax dollars to work at www.azhelpinghands.org.
Dan Shufelt is the President & CEO of Arizona Helping Hands, the largest provider of basic needs to Arizona’s children in foster care. Learn more about the Organization at www.azhelpinghands.org and contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.