Project Description

Collection Drives

Arizona Helping Hands utilizes community support for collection drives and in-kind donations as it is an extremely important component of our operation. Below is a complete list of our on-going collection drives and in-kind donations, and we are always open to your ideas or suggestions! We are happy to provide you with a collection drive box as well.

  • Back to School Drive – school supplies and backpacks, the greatest need is May, June, July.
  • Teen Gift Cards – $25 gift cards to Amazon, Fry’s, Safeway, Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Target, or Walmart.
  • Diaper & Wipes – We are always in need of more diapers and wipes.
    You can also shop from our Amazon Wish List found here:
    AMAZON WISH LIST
  • Birthday Dreams Gifts – Ongoing one of our greatest needs are birthday gifts for kids and teens turning 8-21.
    You can also shop from our Amazon Wish List found here:
    AMAZON WISH LIST
  • Holiday Toy Drive – With the help of more than 100 companies, groups, businesses, and individuals, last year we were able to provide holiday toys to over 12,000 boys and girls. We are already compiling a list of those that wish to support Arizona Helping Hands through our 2020 Holiday Toy Drive. For more information or to be added to the list please contact Sherie at Ssiegel@AzHelpingHands.org.
  • New Book Drive – We provide at least one new book with every Birthday Dreams package for kids and teens turning 1-21. Additionally, we provide a new book for every child as part of their Holiday Toy package.
Sponsor A Collection Drive

In-Kind Donations

  • Birthday and Holiday Wrapping Paper
  • New and gently used clothing for newborns through teens
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Birthday Dreams Toys –
    We will continue to update our Amazon Wish List to reflect the greatest needed items. 
    AMAZON BIRTHDAY DREAMS WISH LIST

If you would like to make a monetary donation:

DONATE | GIVE

We do not accept —

  • Used beds and cribs
  • Furniture
  • Car seats
  • Playpens
  • Strollers
  • Used toys
  • Used books
  • Food and baby formula

“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

Team Building Experience

Team building opportunities at Arizona Helping Hands provide companies with the ability to use their time as a group to Make A Difference in our community. We love companies that care!

At Arizona Helping Hands we create year-round meaningful volunteer & Team Building Experiences with your group.

Bring your team to us or we can come to you! Team Building Experiences include the group sponsoring a specific meaningful project to benefit Arizona Helping Hands. Team Building Experiences at Arizona Helping Hands being with a tour of our 18,000 sq. ft. facility and information on how we help the more than 14,000 boys and girls in foster care throughout Arizona. For additional information about any of the below Team Building Experiences or to discuss other options, please contact Sherie at Ssiegel@AzHelpingHands.org.

  • Birthday Dreams Experience – Make a child in foster care’s birthday special by being paired up with a birthday request. Decorate and personalize a birthday bag, shop for the perfect gifts and book, wrap each individual item and put the finishing touches on the bag.
  • Back to School Build – We have a fantastic relationship with a direct supplier of backpacks and school supplies to offer great pricing. We can have everything shipped to you to fill the backpacks or bring your team to us to assemble in our warehouse. Backpacks will be provided to boys and girls in foster care in Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School.
  • Dream Kits – Create personalized toiletry packages for newborns through teens.
  • Teen Care Kits – Our teens have special requests for those smell good, look good items. For a complete list and instructions on how to package them let us know!
  • Birthdays in a Bag – The perfect experience for everyone, preschool aged through seniors and everyone in between. It is exactly like it sounds; a birthday bag contains cake mix, frosting, cake pan, candles, birthday banner, and balloons.

For more information about our Team Building Experience and package information please email Sherie at Ssiegel@AzHelpingHands.org.

“Team building opportunities at Arizona Helping Hands provide companies with the ability to use their time as a group to Make A Difference in our community. We love companies that care!”

DAN SHUFELT—PRESIDENT & CEO

Volunteers

Group Volunteer –

Group volunteer opportunities are available Monday – Friday with morning or afternoon options, and last approximately 2 hours. We welcome groups of 6 or more. Volunteer opportunities are based on where the greatest need for assistance is at the time. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, decorating Birthday Dreams bags, sorting and organizing clothing donations, sorting and filling stock in the warehouse, working on seasonal projects such as our Back to School Drive & Holiday Toy Drive, or a variety of other opportunities.

We work with *Bar & Bat Mitzvah Students, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts, NCL, and other student groups.

Individual Volunteers –

As we adhere to social distancing guidelines, and for the safety of our staff and community, individual volunteer opportunities are currently closed. We are assessing the situation regularly and will reopen volunteer opportunities to new volunteers as soon as it is safe.

*All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer on site, and at least 16 years of age to volunteer in the warehouse.

Sponsorships

Now more than ever we need the support from the community, businesses, groups and companies to help with our Back to School efforts. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Be a Gold Sponsor – Sponsor up to 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to send children entering Preschool through college back to school ready.
  • Be a Silver Sponsor – Sponsor up to 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to send children entering Preschool through college back to school ready

For more information on the Gold and Silver Sponsorships or on how to become a Back to School supporter, please contact Sherie at Ssiegel@AzHelpingHands.org.

BUY A BACKPACK

“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