Project Description

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Holiday Toy Drive

Arizona Helping Hands is looking for new Holiday Toy Drive supporters!

Sponsor A Collection Drive

Shop at AMAZON! AMAZON WISH LIST

OR — Use the list below to shop for Arizona Helping Hands:

AHH Holiday Wish List_2019

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FOSTER FAMILY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS –

The 2019 Holiday Toy Drive Applications are now closed. We have reached our capacity and will no longer accept applications.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED—please review our FAQ below


I SUBMITTED A WAIT LIST APPLICATION. NOW WHAT?

  • If we have additional inventory, we will fill wait list requests in the order they were received.
  • If your wait list request can be filled, we will contact you before December 12.
  • If your request cannot be filled, you may not be contacted.

ARE REQUESTS GUARANTEED?

  • We will do our best to serve as many children as possible.
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee requests.

IF CONTACTED, WHEN CAN I PICK-UP OUR GIFTS?

  • December 12th 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • December 13th 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • December 14th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE DO I PICK UP THE GIFTS?

  • Arizona Helping Hands is located at – 3110 E. Thunderbird Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85032
  • Toys are selected and sorted in advance of pick up
  • For fastest pick-up, we encourage you to visit during the middle of the pick-up time.

WHAT DOES MY AGENCY I NEED TO BRING TO PICK-UP OUR TOYS?

  • Nonprofits need to bring their 501(c)3 documentation

For questions please contact us at HolidayToys@azhelpinghands.org or 480.466.3780.

Arizona Helping Hands couldn’t have achieved the massive growth we have over the last several years without the hard work of our volunteers. They are indispensable to our ability to serve more and more families every year. For the year ended June 30, 2019, the 10,000 hours they donated equaled $260,000 of personnel savings. Their generosity allowed us to use those funds to purchase more basic essential needs to provide to boys and girls in foster care. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers!

JEN WARD—SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IN-KIND DONATIONS

CLICK HERE to shop our Amazon wish list:

We also accept in-kind donations of:

  • New toys
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Gift cards (Please email dreamcatcher@azhelpinghands.org if you would like a list of specific gift cards that we give out for our Teen Birthday Dreams program)
  • New books
  • New and gently used clothing for newborn through teens
  • Full-size toiletry items for newborns-teens
  • Birthday and holiday wrapping paper
  • Birthday in Bag items: birthday bag filled with cake mix, cake pan,  frosting, candles, streamers, balloons
  • New backpacks and school supplies
Sponsor A Collection Drive

“We are so very grateful to all who choose to StandUp and support our work. If your business, church, service team etc. is interested in helping kids in need, we always are in need of new toys, games, books, gift cards, diapers, wipes and more. There are so many easy ways to connect and, as we say all the time, Everyone Can Do Something!”

DAN SHUFELT—PRESIDENT & CEO

Volunteer & Sponsorship Experiences with Arizona Helping Hands

We like to create meaningful and hopefully ongoing volunteer experiences with you and/or your group!

  • Hold a collection drive
  • Volunteer with your team, company, group, or friends
  • Create a team-building experience at our location or yours
  • Celebrate a special event and ask for donations to benefit Arizona Helping Hands
  • We also work with pre-teens and teens for Bar & Bat Mitzvah projects, Eagle Scout projects and others!

Contact Sherie Siegel to organize your volunteer experience at Arizona Helping Hands.

Individual Volunteers –

Regular and individual volunteer opportunities are available at our warehouse. We are also looking for outgoing individuals that believe in our mission who would like to learn about potentially becoming an Ambassador to help represent Arizona Helping Hands at offsite tabling opportunities.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER FORM

Group Volunteer –

Group volunteer opportunities are needed year-round. We welcome groups of 6 or more to schedule a time to volunteer at our warehouse. Volunteer opportunities are based on where we need the assistance. These opportunities may include helping to decorate our Birthday Dreams bags, filling birthday requests, sorting and organizing clothing donations, working on seasonal projects such as our Holiday Toy Drive and Back to School Drive, or a variety of other opportunities. To get your group involved, please contact Sherie Siegel.

Team Building Experience –

Bring your team to us or we can come to you! Team Building Experiences include the group donating a specific project to benefit Arizona Helping Hands such as full-size toiletries for our Dream Kits and assembling them, Birthday in a Bag items to enhance a child’s birthday, Bike Builds, and other meaningful projects. Experiences held at our warehouse include a tour to fully introduce your team to Arizona Helping Hands and learn how we #StandUp for boys and girls in foster care throughout the state. To create a Team Building Experience, please contact Sherie Siegel.

Sponsorships

Arizona Helping Hands has a variety of sponsorship opportunities. For more information e-mail jsprayberry@azhelpinghands.org

“We are so very grateful to all the volunteers who contribute their Time, Talent and Treasure to assist in our work with kids in foster care. We can’t do it without you!”

DAN SHUFELT—PRESIDENT & CEO

Back to School Drive

Arizona Helping Hands, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, and Voices for CASA Children are excited about our 7th Annual Backpack School Supply Drive for children in foster care.

Our ambitious goal this year is 6,500 backpacks filled with all the necessary supplies to start the school year. We believe this goal will be reached — with the help of community leaders like you and your organization.

There are many ways to get involved:

Create a Team-Building Experience: You can have brand-new backpacks and school supplies shipped directly to you for as little as $12! Bring the team together to assemble the products either at your location or ours.

Sponsor a Collection Drive: Hold a collection drive for needed items at your business or in your community group – we will even provide boxes and posters.

Be a Drop-Off Location: Use your business as a drop-off location for backpacks and supplies.

*Be a Gold Star Sponsor: Your $5,000 donation will provide up to 350 fully-stocked backpacks AND you will receive prominent recognition on our flyers, posters, press releases and social media (over all three agencies’ accounts, reaching a minimum audience of 28,400). Posters will be displayed in businesses, retail shops and restaurants across the valley.

*Be a Silver Star Sponsor: Your $2,500 donation will provide up to 175 fully-stocked backpacks and you will be recognized on flyers, press releases and social media channels.

For more information on the *Gold and Silver Star Sponsorships —OR— on how to become a Back to School Drive supporter, please contact Sherie Siegel

Sponsor A Collection Drive
Team Building Experience
BUY A BACKPACK

SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST

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“Another youngster walked a bit prouder out of Arizona Helping Hands after receiving a new backpack loaded with school supplies to start the new school year. Huge thanks to all who donated, held collection drives and volunteered to help send thousands of kids back to school ready for new challenges.”

DAN SHUFELT—PRESIDENT & CEO

ARIZONA FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT
Recurring Donation

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Twelve equal payments of $42 provides a single taxpayer his/her full $500 tax credit.
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Twelve equal payments of $88 provides joint filers (married) their full $1,000 tax credit.

Arizona Helping Hands is a qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization.

A DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR CREDIT

It comes right off the top of your Arizona taxes!

NO NEED TO ITEMIZE!

Any Arizona taxpayer can take advantage of the tax credit.

TAKE ALL THE CREDITS!

You can take the Foster Care + Charitable (formerly working poor) + Public School + Private School Tuition tax credits.

Arizona Helping Hands provides basic needs together with love and encouragement to children in foster care.

Your gift* will provide beds, hygiene kits, clothing, diapers, birthday dreams and more!

*Foster tax credit limits are $1,000 for married filing jointly, $500 for single taxpayers.

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as children are abused and neglected, and as long as drug and alcohol addictions riddle our society, there will be a need for foster care. Whether you need a hand or want to lend one, get in touch.
Together we can make a difference.

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