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Bringing hope to life through art, even ­— and especially — now

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona became even more important during the pandemic. Children need to use the arts to get rid of icky, scary feelings.

Care Card shopping fundraiser is back Oct. 16-25

The 2020 Care Card program gets underway this month. The charity shopping event is hosted by the Board of Visitors, a local nonprofit that...

Valley Youth Theater to host a VYTal (and virtual) fundraising telethon

Valley Youth Theatre is replacing its annual fundraising gala with an eight-hour virtual telethon. The VYTal Affair-athon will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and...

Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis host virtual Ryan House Community Breakfast

Ryan House — a local nonprofit that supports children and their families as they navigate life-limiting medical conditions or end-of-life journeys with palliative and...

JOANN donates face masks to schools in need

JOANN Stores, a national fabric and crafts retail chain, is helping to prepare the most at-risk schools as students and teachers prepare to head...

Phoenix Voice Academy launches uplifting music video

Need some inspiration? Take a few minutes to listen to some young Valley voices spreading a message of hope. The Phoenix Youth Theatre and Voice...

Junior Achievement of Arizona honors 18 Under 18 in virtual celebration

Need a little inspiration? Meet 18 local teens who are making a difference in the community — and around the world. Junior Achievement of Arizona...

Phoenix Indian Center seeks donations for hard-hit Navajo nation

The Phoenix Indian Center is collecting donations of much-needed supplies to deliver to the Navajo Nation, the third-highest coronavirus-affected area in the United States. Acceptable...

College students are Moving Forward Together to provide (free!) tutoring support

In mid-March, Isabel Arboleda and Brooke Patel were deep into their college studies, looking forward to wrapping up their freshman year and planning summer...

Coronavirus creativity: Phoenix family builds — and shares — a Kind Cart

To connect with neighbors at a time of social distancing, the Olson family of north Phoenix built a Kind Cart, a moveable neighborhood painting experience like the one they have always enjoyed at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.

Coronavirus put off tax filing, but not the deadline for 2019 tax credit donations

The coronavirus gave Arizona taxpayers until July 15 to file 2019 state and local taxes, but did not change the deadline for making tax-credit donations.

Southwest Human Development Walk With Me fundraiser goes virtual

Feeling helpless? Take a walk and make it count! Walk With Me Goes Virtual is an effort to provide critical support for Arizona children with disabilities.

My First Census brings awareness to an undercounted population: kids

My First Census, or Mi Primer Censo, is a photo contest designed to bring awareness to families about including children in the 2020 Census.

Arizona’s 2020 top youth volunteers fight childhood diseases, help homeless pets

Sixteen-year-old Michael Bendok of Phoenix and 13-year-old Clare Flaherty of Scottsdale have been awarded the The Prudential Spirit of Community Award as Arizona's 2020...

Arizona Helping Hands: Making birthday wishes come true for thousands of kids in foster care

“Laura” had a difficult childhood. She grew up in foster care and was shuffled from one home to the next. She has many memories...

Fighting for ALL children: The Florence Project sheds light on family separations in Arizona

For months, many parents have felt powerless as children and babies entering the United States with their families have been physically torn from their...

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