Arizona Helping Hands Receives $15,000 Grant from Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club
By Lindsay Hansen -
Wednesday Oct 12, 2022
Arizona Helping Hands is pleased to announce the Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club has donated $15,000 to the nonprofitâ€™s Basic Needs program, which provides children in foster and kinship families with beds, clothing, hygiene items and more.
â€œWe are so thankful to be a beneficiary of the Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club,â€ says Maureen Noe, President and CEO of Arizona Helping Hands. â€œSupport from community organizations allows us to provide essential needs and services to children in the foster care system.â€
A portion of the grant will be used to support operations and purchase essential items for the Basic Needs program, which serves children up to 21 years old as they are placed with new foster families or as needs arise.
The funding will also provide support for expanding services and increasing accessibility by allowing Arizona Helping Hands to stay open later into the evening and to incorporate hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. beginning in January 2023.
â€œThe impact that Arizona Helping Hands has on the foster care community is incredible. We are honored to be a partner with such a great organization and look forward to helping them grow.â€ Alexandra Case, Beneficiary Liaison, Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club.
Grant funding from Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club is collected and distributed from the clubâ€™s nonprofit organization, Valley Kids Foundation, which has raised more than $2.45 million in the last thirty years. Arizona Helping Hands was selected as one of 11 organizations receiving funding for 2022-2023.
Arizona Helping Hands has helped more than 4,700 children in 2022. Each year, the organizationâ€™s volunteers donate about $200,000 in economic value to the mission of helping foster kids and Arizona Helping Hands has built its reputation, becoming a top referral partner for the Department of Child Safety when directing new foster families or homes to local resources.
About Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club:
Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club is a philanthropic, community service, and social organization for professional women ages 21-39. The organization provides women with an opportunity for personal growth, friendships, and leadership development while improving the quality of life for the children in our community. Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Clubâ€™s non-profit organization, Valley Kids Foundation, has donated more than 2.45 million dollars to local childrenâ€™s charities since its inception 33 years ago in 1988. Learn more at http://www.vos2030.com.
About Arizona Helping Hands:
Founded in 1998, the mission of Arizona Helping Hands is to provide essential needs for children in foster care through programs promoting safety, permanency, and health. As Arizonaâ€™s largest service provider of essential needs to children in foster care, Arizona Helping Hands services remain unduplicated, supporting children in foster care with items, including beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, and hygiene items. Arizona Helping Hands also provides backpacks with school supplies to help children succeed in school and fulfill birthday dreams to help raise self-esteem by showing children they are special and loved. Arizona Helping Hands provides state-required home safety items to help families become licensed providers by ensuring they can offer a safe home environment.