Your shoes are made for walking, and our hands are made for helping! Let’s put our hands and your feet together! You can improve your health while getting a look at the future of Arizona Helping Hands, the state’s largest provider of basic needs for children in foster care.
Arizona Helping Hands invites you to join in on the AZ Walking Challenge, a six-week effort that encourages a healthy workplace. Participants will boost their heartrates while sightseeing at Arizona Helping Hands’ new 18,000-square-foot facility that is currently under renovations for the agency’s move-in later this year. From 4-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, the facility at 3110 E. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix will be open for walkers to take laps around the inside of the building.
“We have decided to participate in the AZ Walking Challenge, a 6-week challenge encouraging health in the workplace,” says Dan Shufelt, President and CEO of AHH. “What a great way to invite our friends to have a glimpse at our future, and stay healthy at the same time! We hope that you will come by, walk around and learn more!”
Arizona Helping Hands has grown substantially over the past 20 years, and now helps the 15,000+ children living in foster care in Arizona. The new space will allow the agency to house more beds, cribs, clothing, birthday gifts and back-to-school supplies that are distributed to foster families. Moving such a large operation has added even more stress to the staff. “We are always seeking ways to help our team deal with the demands of our work,” Shufelt said, noting that the staff from Arizona Helping Hands will be walking alongside participants as well as answering questions about their important work.