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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘homeless families’

Families Giving Back: Help local homeless families

Since opening its doors in 1964, UMOM New Day Centers has been dedicated to helping homeless families in Phoenix. This year, UMOM acquired Tumbleweed, a nonprofit that helps homeless youth, and the organization continues to work to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions. “Our ultimate goal is to be a leader […]

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Join the Socks From Santa sock drive

When I think of socks, the first thing that comes to mind is the countless number of single socks that go missing in my household. Where do they go? Do they consciously uncouple? At any given moment, we have at least 20 unmatched socks at the bottom of the laundry basket waiting for their mates, […]

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The Annual Baby Diaper Drive grows up

Baby Diaper Drive, Arizona

It started as the Annual Baby Diaper Drive. In the 14 years that followed, the drive raised $1,241,039 worth of diapers, dollars and supplies to help families served by Homeward Bound, a local nonprofit that provides transitional housing, training and employment services to help families affected by poverty or homelessness. When RAK contributor Brittney Walker […]

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Finding homes for pets and people

PetSmart Charities found homes for  12,081 pets in Arizona from Jan. 1 through June 23. Arizona is ranked at number four in pet adoption efforts, behind top-ranked Texas, California and Florida, according to a PetSmart Charities press release. Still, there always will be more homeless pets than there are homes. Finding suitable housing for homeless […]

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Children express their hopes and dreams

UMOM New Day Center

Most kids dream of new toys and vacation adventures to Disneyland. But kids who barely have the basic necessities have much more humble dreams and aspirations. Last week, children at the Hobbs Family Child Development Center at the UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix were asked to describe their lifelong hopes and dreams for a […]

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