AHH gets $1K grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Arizona Helping Hands — the largest provider of basic needs for Arizona’s children in foster care — has received a $100,000 grant awarded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust underwrites support for construction costs for the Licensing and Safety program, which provides fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, […]

Arizona Helping Hands partners for annual school drive

For the seventh consecutive year, Arizona Helping Hands teamed with community nonprofit organizations and local businesses to help children in foster care prepare for the challenges of a new school year. Arizona Helping Hands — in collaboration with Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and the Back to School Clothing Drive — provided free backpacks, […]

Local community fills Santa’s sleigh for Arizona Helping Hands event

Arizona Helping Hands held its third annual Fill Santa’s Sleigh event on Dec. 5 at its new facility at 3110 East Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. According to a press release, participants were asked to bring toys for the 20th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. More than 200 attendees joined in festivities that included catered food by […]

Shufelt: Do you know where your charitable dollars go?

I recently visited one of my favorite family-owned restaurants in North Phoenix to pick up a take-out meal. Walking up to the front door — on a Friday night, I passed a table not unlike those set up by Boy Scouts or girls’ choirs soliciting a few dollars from patrons passing by — this table […]

Arizona Helping Hands provides beds, cribs to children in need

For the fifth consecutive year, local charity Arizona Helping Hands has set a new annual record for their service to Arizona’s children in foster care. As of Sept. 30, AHH has provided beds or cribs to 2,204 children, exceeding the 2016 total of 2,003 — with three months left in the year. In 2013, learning […]

Arizona charities give backpacks of school supplies to foster care children

A group of charities interested in improving the lives of 4,000 children in foster care are collaborating to provide backpacks filled with school supplies with hopes of giving necessary tools to be successful for the new school year. An expansion of previous drives held by Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, which gave 1,200 backpacks […]