Duet Hosts Holiday Toy Drive for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
By Lindsay Hansen -
Wednesday Oct 19, 2022
Did you know more than 54,000 children in Arizona are being raised by grandparents in an informal kinship home? With inflation at the forefront of most Americans' minds, Duet is hosting a holiday toy drive to help grandparents raising grandchildren in Arizona.
â€œMany of these families are on fixed incomes and do not receive any assistance awarded to foster families which makes the support Duet provides all the more vital, said Patricia Dominguez, Director of Kinship Care Services. â€œWe know 2022 has been emotionally and financially tough on our grandfamilies. Many have been forced to cut everything but basic needs from their budgets.â€
The community can donate to the holiday toy drive by bringing new toys or gift cards to the Duetâ€™s office at 10000 N. 31st Ave., D200 in Phoenix. The deadline to donate is Dec. 1, 2022. You can also shop Duetâ€™s Amazon Smile Charity Wish List. Children ages infant to 12 years old will receive toys and teenagers will receive gift cards in increments of $25.
About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies. Duetâ€™s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to http://www.duetaz.org or call (602) 274-5022.