Project Description

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Holiday Toy Drive

Arizona Helping Hands is looking for new Holiday Toy Drive supporters throughout the year.

In order to provide more than 30,000 toys to boys and girls in foster care we rely on the support from the community to hold collection drives. We will provide you with toy drive flyers and can also provide a drive box and additional information about Arizona Helping Hands. Volunteer opportunities are also available to help sort and organize toys as well as fill toy requests and possibly even help during one of our Holiday Toy Drive distribution days. We also need toy drive supporters throughout the year to help with our Birthday Dreams toys! For more information as to how to become a Holiday Toy Drive supporter, please contact Sherie at ssiegel@azhelpinghands.org.

For more information on how to become a Holiday Toy Drive supporter, please contact Sherie Siegel

FOSTER FAMILY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS –

At this time our 2018 Holiday Toy Drive is closed. From all of us at Arizona Helping Hands, we wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season!

Sponsor A Collection Drive

“Volunteers are our life blood. We are so grateful to all those who donate their TIME to help us improve lives for kids in foster care! Our volunteer corps contributed $194,868 in value to our activities for our fiscal year ended 6/30/18. Arizona Helping Hands and all Arizona’s boys and girls in foster care so appreciate your Helping Hands!”

DAN SHUFELT—PRESIDENT & CEO

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.

GIVE

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.