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Residents of Chandler who volunteer in their community now have an opportunity to receive a little recognition for their efforts.
Sandy, a Mesa resident, is one of over one million Americans living with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Her husband had hemophilia and was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion. A few months after his death in 1994, Sandy decided to get tested. The result: positive.
Saunter through SanTan Village while enjoying appetizers, entertainment, drinks and door prizes to raise money for Save the Family — a non-profit organization serving low-income, homeless and veteran families.
Greg Allen’s column, Thinkin’ Out Loud, is published bi-monthly. He’s an author, nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown, Indiana, a non-profit organization aiding the poor. He can be reached at 765-676-5014 or www.builderofthespirit.org
Chandler Councilwoman Trinity Donovan walked into the grocery store last week with $29 in her purse and a feeling of uncertainty in her mind.
Anticipation is mounting once again as Chaparral hosts Saguaro in one of the best football rivalries in the state on Friday night.
Backpacks aren’t just for carrying expensive textbooks, crinkled homework assignments, and eraser shavings. For Mesa-based non-profit United Food Bank, they’re a means to feed.
Aspiring swimmers, cyclists and runners can now sign up to participate in the third-annual Mesa Sprint Triathlon scheduled for this coming October.
Arizona's leading education organizations today launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children, and the spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education-related expenses throughout the children’s school-age years. The goal is to raise $5 million.
After a disappointing pledge campaign last year that fell short of its goal, Mesa United Way officials are pleased that this year’s effort ending June 30 has reached its $2.825 million target. But they’re not celebrating.
Visitors to Mesa's Celebration of Freedom June 29 are being asked to donate T-shirts to deployed troops overseas.
The Walton Group of Companies, a Canadian company whose U.S. headquarters are based in Scottsdale, has pledged to improve the well-being of needy children in Arizona with a $25,000 donation to Phoenix Suns Charities.
“Is the SRP monopoly spending thousands of advertising dollars (consumer electrical power payments) to promote SRP or to promote Mayor Scott Smith’s run for governor?”
In recognition for its efforts to give children ample opportunities to play, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Tempe were given 2013 Playful City USA titles by the national nonprofit KaBOOM!
In this October 2006 photo provided by courtesy of Stroller Hikes, mothers with their babies pose for a photo during a Stroller Hike along the Bay Trail through Foster City, Calif. The non-profit organization, Stroller Hikes, arranges numerous hikes each week for parents in the San Francisco Bay area. (AP Photo/Courtesy Stroller Hikes, Debbie Frazier)
During the weeks preceding the formal unveiling of the ludicrously named Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2103, S. 744, the Gang of Eight authors dominated the headlines with their empty promises.
G3Box is a non-profit organization that works to covert steel shipping containers into medical grade clinics, including maternity and emergency relief. The first clinic, designed as a school project by ASU students (from left) Gabrielle Palermo, Susanna Young and Clay Tyler (along with John Walters; not pictured), is nearing completion and will be shipped to Kenya if an online fundraising campaign goal can be met. [submitted photo]
All you cool cats out there — slip on your poodle skirts and saddle shoes or dust off you leather jacket and cuffed jeans before you jive to sounds from the ‘50s and other tunes.
The Arizona Rattlers are bringing more than just championships to the Valley.
Mary Rose is raising money for bird conservation efforts, and she’s headed out on the open waters to do so. Rose will be rowing thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean next summer in the hope that she can be of help to the animal that she admires.
When they’re not practicing their archery skills, engaging audiences with their impressive public speaking abilities, exploring Arizona or rescuing birds and reptiles, the state’s top 27 spellers, ranging in age from 9-14, are studying words like ‘vivisepulture’ and ‘ursprache’ in preparation for the 2013 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee. This year’s annual AEF Arizona Spelling Bee will be held Saturday in Phoenix.
• Mary Jo Whitfield, MSW, is the vice president of behavioral health for Jewish Family &Children’s Servicea non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing quality behavioral health and social services to children, families and adults of all ages and faiths throughout Maricopa County, in accordance with a Jewish value system that cares about all humanity.
St. John Bosco in Ahwatukee will be hosting the Phoenix Guide Dog Raisers this Saturday, March 23 for a state-wide training event.
This March, every single resident in the Southeast Valley and beyond (this means you!) is being asked to do one simple thing – give.