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April 6 is Arizona Gives Day

The ninth annual Arizona Gives Day — a 24-hour statewide fundraising event aimed at helping Arizona nonprofits — is Tuesday, April 6. The online...

Early Childhood Day at the Capitol goes virtual

On Tuesday, March 9, early childhood educators, parents, community partners, and other early childhood champions will gather virtually for the annual Early Childhood Day...

A Valentine’s Day greeting from Mazie, a show of love for Ryan House

You'd never know it by looking at her, but 3-year-old Mazie has had a long, rough road. "On paper, on a medical chart, she's...

Skate After School gives free skateboards to kids

Skate After School, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, is giving free skateboards to kids. Skate After School began in 2012 as a small community project and...

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.

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...