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Residents of Tempe contributed to an ongoing gift drive by donating thousands of shoeboxes to children around the world.
Two students from Higley High School earned kudos for their volunteer efforts with Dignity Health last summer.
John G. Sperling, who overcame learning problems early in life and went on to found the for-profit University of Phoenix, has died, company officials said Sunday. He was 93.
Papa Murphy’s offers $5 discount for water donations to aid homeless
Local agencies are teaming up to banish hunger among seniors in the East Valley.
Citizens seeking to learn about volunteer opportunities in their community, make a difference and connect with other like-minded volunteers can attend a free workshop.
Is your closet overflowing? Do you have items too nice to toss, but do not know what to do with them? Why not give with a purpose...
Joyride Taco House and Postino Wine Café will host special events next week to raise funds for a nonprofit organization.
Hundreds of homeless in the East Valley converged near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa Temple on Tuesday for “Project Connect” — a monthly event hosted by Valley of the Sun United Way.
The Mesa United Way is accepting applications to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position for one year.
Gilbert residents can make monthly donations to their neighbors in need.
Nationwide GameStop and Spring Mobile, GameStop’s technology retail brand, raised more than $300,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and exceeded the original goals by nearly 250 percent.
There may always be faces of need in our community, but the fifth graders at Longfellow Elementary School are the faces of hope for the future.
With just a few weeks left in the 2013-14 pledge campaign, Mesa United Way leaders are praising the individuals and companies that are the backbone of the effort while challenging the entire community to fill the remaining gap.
Abigail Stockwell’s Girl Scout troop was looking to launch an education-oriented project in March when the eighth grader saw a news item about Read On Mesa, a summer reading program that puts donated books into the hands of underprivileged kindergartners.
“To the Ventor 5/7/14, don’t hold your breath waiting for an accounting of the funds raised for the ‘Prescott 19.’ We’re still waiting for an accounting of the missing millions funneled to the Red Cross for 9/11 victims.”
Fun and philanthropy come together as Painting with a Twist of Tempe introduces its first Painting with a Purpose event on Saturday, May 10.
Dozens of volunteers work tirelessly at Helen’s Hope Chest, Mesa United Way’s free clothing, school supply, book and clothing “store” for foster children. It’s a rewarding, enriching experience, and they love to share stories.
The Muscogee Nation of Florida is a tiny aboriginal people group of the Americas who seeks to hold to their heritage while surviving the culture around them. The Muscogee are led by an indomitable woman named Ann Denson Tucker. Ann directs the Tribal Council, serves as the public face and living historian of her people, and plays the role of chaplain, social worker, and attorney for the tribe. Ann has sought official recognition for the Florida Muscogee from the United States Department of Indian Affairs for many years now. She doesn’t want much more than that – just an acknowledgment of their existence. She sometimes wonders how long, if at all, that recognition will be in the making.
Feed My Starving Children, an organization that gives food to those in need, is looking for summer volunteers to pack nutritious meals for malnourished people in 70 countries.
The Primrose School of South Gilbert is hosting a Spring Fling fundraiser to help raise funds for children.
A local auto dealer recently donated more than $10,000 to support the Chandler Education Foundation.
Athlos Traditional Academy will have a blood drive on March 27 as part of the American Red Cross Pint-Size Heroes program.
Tempe-based Precision Corporate Staging for a second straight year was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year.
Chandler volunteers will help pull weeds as part of the Let’s Pull Together campaign on consecutive Saturdays starting March 29 through April 12.