The Singletons Receive Significant Grant from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation
By Claire Natale -
Monday Feb 07, 2022
PHOENIX â€” The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the needs of single-parent families battling cancer, is pleased to announce it has received a significant donation from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. This generous gift, granting the Halle Foundation naming rights, will help support ongoing building remodel costs at the H.U.B. center as well as staffing of key roles.
â€œWe are extraordinarily grateful for this grant and the support of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation,â€ says Jody Boyd, founder and executive director of The Singletons. â€œOur building of hope is the missing piece we have longed for. It will elevate The Singletons programs to the next level. From the families served to our generous community members who give their time, talent and hearts, the H.U.B. will benefit the Valley and allow The Singletons organization to reach its full potential of meeting the needs of today while providing hope for single-parent families battling cancer.â€
The Singletons recently opened the first of its kind family center serving single-parent families battling cancer. Lovingly dubbed â€œThe H.U.B.,â€ the property provides a safe environment and community for the 72 families it currently serves. The H.U.B. will secure the future of The Singletons by allowing the organization to support the families they serve in more impactful ways.
Upcoming efforts via the Singletons H.U.B. include increasing the number of families served by 50 percent; streamlining processes for staff and volunteers by housing day-to-day operations and program functions under one roof; presenting events and opportunities for families such as Sunday Dinner with The Singletons, a bi-monthly family dinner and game night that aims to â€œspoil our families with a delicious meal;â€ planting vegetable and fruit gardens; introducing educational lectures about health, wealth and nutrition; expanding support programs for parents and children such as free individual counseling, support groups, therapy and bereavement counseling in partnership with institutions such as Midwestern University; and advancing its community partnership with St. Maryâ€™s Food Bank through new and meaningful volunteer experiences.
â€œThe Halle Foundation is proud to partner with The Singletons on programs that support single family families battling cancer in our community,â€ says Tom Egan, executive director for the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, a nonprofit organization that believes in opportunity for all people and communities, especially for those at greatest disadvantage.
Monetary donations are always kindly appreciated and accepted as well as bare necessities. These daily items, such as laundry detergent, are currently in high demand for Singletons families, especially due to recent rising costs of these basic goods. To learn more about The Singletons, visit http://www.thesingletonsaz.org or follow The Singletons on social media @singletonsaz.
About The Singletons: The Singletons is a community dedicated to providing hope and support for single-parent families affected by cancer. The organization provides services to a growing population of single parents who are battling cancer or have children battling cancer. Parents have to keep living and fighting despite the fears that cancer has created for them and their children. They are the inspiration that The Singletons are dedicated to providing hope for tomorrow. http://www.thesingletonsaz.org