Children’s center named after Paradise Valley resident

Linda Pope (submitted photo)

Linda Pope (submitted photo)

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, announced that it will rename the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona after community philanthropist, Linda Pope.

“For many years, Linda Pope has selflessly given her time, energy, and resources to this organization and our mission,” stated Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, founders of Childhelp, in a press release. “She is the embodiment of what this center represents – she is kindness, hope, generosity, and love. A sign above every Childhelp door reads ‘All Who Enter Here Will Find Love,’ and we couldn’t think of a name more synonymous with love than Linda Pope.”

The Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona Dedicated to Linda Pope, located 2120 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, will celebrate its grand opening with a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17.

The First Lady of Arizona Angela Ducey and Sharon Lechter will co-chair the event and Governor Doug Ducey will serve as keynote speaker, according to the release.

The city of Phoenix will be presented with the Childhelp Founder’s Award in recognition of their commitment to fighting child abuse and neglect.

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