Children in Foster Care need us NOW, more than ever! Our charitable contributions are down, our nation is in crisis, and with the strains we are all under, the demands on our services for Arizona’s boys and girls in foster care are going to be greater than ever. We need
I feel so blessed by the work I do as President & CEO of Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”). Providing basic needs to make lives better for children in foster care, giving young boys a bed to sleep on after they’ve experienced abuse and neglect, providing a crib to a baby born addicted to meth, or celebrating a birthday of a teen who has never had a birthday celebration – the list is plentiful for WHY I choose to put my all into my daily job.
These are truly uncharted waters. Families are confined to quarters and avoiding interactions with others. Parents are working from home, children are avoiding play dates. All the stresses that we are dealing with today place a huge burden on the family unit.
"My Bike Saved My Life!" This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his DISCOVER YOUR PATH TOUR, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster care, and of organizations that are stepping up to
GRANDPARENTS: How Would You Respond To A Call For Help? Like so many other family relationships, the role of a grandparent frequently looks much different today than it did when I was growing up. It was a treat to go visit grandma, to spend some time playing in the apricot
VOLUNTEERS DONATED 13,026 HOURS OF SERVICE TO ARIZONA HELPING HANDS IN 2019! If you search for reasons to volunteer, you might come across a list of great reasons. Responses could be to help others, to make a difference, to meet new people or to expand your horizons. It could be
Arizona Needs Foster Parents! The most recent semi-annual report issued by the Arizona Department of Child Safety indicated that there were 14,205 Arizona children in out of home care on June 30, 2019. After consistent declines from a peak of 19,000 children in 2014, this report reflected an increase of
Arizona Helping Hands is a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization! The Arizona Department of Revenue certifies charities as Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations (“QFCO”) for purposes of the Arizona state tax credit. Among the stated criteria: a charity must provide services that meet immediate basic needs, spend at least 50%
Arizona Helping Hands serves more children in foster care than any other Arizona charity! Arizona Helping Hands, the State leader in providing essential needs to children in the foster care system is wrapping up 2019 by once again setting records in service to this vulnerable population. Thirty-six hundred boys and