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Local Interior Designer Has One Less Thing to Worry About with...

PHOENIX –  Marco Morales, an interior designer from Phoenix, spends his days working for a small commercial design firm. Like many working professionals, he...

3 Step Guide to Flourish in the Post COVID-19 World

In the midst of increasing uncertainty, global business leaders are making decisions to help their stakeholders cope with the immediate impact of the pandemic...

Arizona Native Chanel Bragg Named Associate Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre...

            Arizona native Chanel Bragg, an artist and passionate advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, has been named Associate...

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $300,000 Grant to Human Services Campus

           Thunderbirds Charities has awarded the Human Services Campus (HSC, Inc.) a $300,000 grant for critical client services to help...

Nominations Open for Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year, volunteer, impact and young humanitarian awards. Considered Tempe’s...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Virtual Fundraiser

Due to COVID-19 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Tee Up for Kids Topgolf...

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL & HEALTH SERVICES RECEIVES CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY...

 (PHOENIX – June 15, 2020) Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in Behavioral Health, today announced that its Criminal Justice Engagement...

Silver Linings Project Searches for Resilient Small Business Owners Across Arizona...

COVID-19 has affected just about everything, but small businesses have been among the hardest hit. At the same time, small business owners have risen...
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Video: Unstoppable Adonis, the Story of a Real-life Superhero

Meet the Inspiration Behind Unstoppable Adonis, Marvel's first Braille Comic Book. Valley celebrity Adonis Watt became a media sensation by wowing football fans in 2019...

Local Retiree Fulfills Lifelong Dream with Debut Novel “The Chosen’s Calling”

Not everyone has the chance to cross major dreams off of their bucket list, but when Gaila Kline-Hobson published her debut novel “The Chosen’s...
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Power 98.3, to Host a Radiothon Fundraiser Benefitting Boys & Girls...

PHOENIX, AZ – Power 98.3, 96.1 and The Dana Cortez Show presents Power of A Dollar benefitting The Boys & Girls Clubs of The...

Esperança Donates Care Packages to 500 Seniors and Families

(PHOENIX – May 26, 2020) After receiving a $25,000 emergency COVID-19 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix-based nonprofit, Esperança provided care packages that included...

Planet Fitness Treats Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to...

 Planet Fitness has a tradition dating back to 1999 called Pizza Monday. Every month, the fitness company treats members to free pizza on the...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Provide Virtual Mentoring

Social distancing can be difficult for many reasons including feelings of isolation, a lack of routine and not being able to visit with friends....

Tempe Prep Alum Begins General Surgery Residency in New York

By Maya KostovThrough the midst of these tough and trying times, we need to give our sincerest thanks to all of the medical professionals...

Walgreens Takes Iconic Red Nose Digital, Championing Fight Against Child Poverty...

Red Nose Day is back for the sixth year at Walgreens, with 240 locations across Arizona. While the mission to raise money to end...

Opportunities for Youth at Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College adult education locations are now full-service Opportunities for Youth (OFY) Reengagement Centers for 16-24 year-olds who need help going back to...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits to Aid COVID-19-Pummeled Navajo and Hopi Tribes Arizona Nonprofit Partners with Georgia Safety and...

Tempe Prep Junior Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

By Hannah Frazier They do so much more than sell delicious cookies. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award Girl Scouts can earn...

Rio Salado College President Kate Smith Named Aspen Institute Fellow

 The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Rio Salado College Interim President Kate Smith is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen...

Planet Fitness Donates Domino’s Pizza, Water, and Snacks to 9 Open...

On the first Monday of each month, Planet Fitness hosts Pizza Monday at each of their clubs; as a way to show their appreciation...

Phoenix Nonprofit Announces New, Three-Part Hiking, Cycling and Running Challenge

 Mission 2 Alpha Will Ride, Climb and Race to Fundraise for Veterans and First Responders PHOENIX – Mission2Alpha, a local organization that fundraises to aid...

Yatin Dua Named Executive Director of Westside Head Start Program

Yatin Dua has been named Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Service’s Westside Head Start program, which provides comprehensive, early and continuous year-round childhood education.            Dua...

Shopping Center Owner Raises Funds to Feed the Leads

CIRE Equity owner and operator of the Park West shopping center and  several other neighborhood centers throughout the valley have launched Feed the Leads,...

4 Instagram Accounts Arizona Parents Should Follow To Stay Positive

In a time where parents are stuck at home all day with their children trying to balance a work from home schedule as well...

The Aurit Center of Divorce Mediation to Offer One Hour of...

The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation is now offering one hour of complimentary online Family Meditation for First Responders and their spouses who are experiencing...

Discounted Meal Delivery and Pickup – Heidi’s Events and Catering

As I am sure you are bombarded with many other companies similar to ours during this historic time, we appreciate you taking the time...

Donation Drive-By: Human Services Campus Schedules Item-Collection Event on Saturday

The Human Services Campus has planned a Donation Drive-By from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 to collect much-needed items for...

Area Agency on Aging Responds to 257% Increase in Calls (8126)...

During the last nine days, the Area Agency on Aging’s professional staff has responded to 8,126 calls, 86 percent related to food, that have...
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Ryan House Shares Special Video Message to Commemorate Organization’s 10th Anniversary

Ryan House Shares Special Video Message to Commemorate Organization’s 10th AnniversaryCommunity Breakfast has been rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 28 at JW Marriott Camelback ResortLocal nonprofit...

Financial Impact of Coronavirus-Caused Cancelations, Restrictions on Nonprofits at $30 Million

An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey of nonprofit organizations statewide showed that nearly 90% of the 364 respondents have been or expect to be...

New Partnership Lets Ronald McDonald House Charities® Continue Providing Evening Meals...

Families staying at the Valley’s three Ronald McDonald Houses will continue having evening meals prepared for them through a new relationship with NutritionOne supported...

Donor Group Provides Funds to Waive Payment Processing Fees for Arizona...

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 19, 2020): A group of donors has provided separate funding to the Alliance of Arizona...

Tempe Prep Robotics Wins Big at ASU BattleBots Competition

By Maya Kostov Do you know how ASU’s slogan is “#1 in Innovation”? Well Tempe Prep‘s High School Robotics team is soon going to give...

Esperança Receives $25,000 Grant from Thunderbirds Charities

(PHOENIX – March 16, 2020) – Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, is...

Early Giving for Arizona Gives Day Opens; Emergency Relief Fund for...

Early giving begins this week for donors participating in the eighth annual Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour statewide online fundraising event scheduled on Tuesday,...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Goes Dark for Earth Hour-Property Kicks off Earth...

What:                         In an effort to bring awareness to climate change, Harrah’s Ak-                                      Chin Casino will join thousands of other businesses,                                                            organizations...

East Valley Women’s League Mardi Gras in the Desert Raises $230,000

More than 300 guests spent an evening celebrating the East Valley Women’s League and the programs the league supports, raising more than $230,000 at...

Cities Across Arizona Celebrating AmeriCorp Week

This week, cities across Arizona will join thousands of Americans nationwide in celebrating the valuable contributions of the AmeriCorps members who pledge to “get...

Esperança Establishes Arizona Global Development Network for Arizona-based Nonprofits

(PHOENIX – March 5, 2020) – Phoenix-based nonprofit, Esperança, has established the Arizona Global Development Network (AGDN) as a source for Arizona-based nonprofits working...

The Power of Storytelling – March 14 Workshop

Join Michelle Faust, founder of The Lemonade Legend and author of The Lemonade Stand for an afternoon of crafting your story and sharing it with others. At the end...

March is Red Light Running Awareness Month in AZ

Did you know March is “Red Light Running Awareness Month" in Arizona? Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a proclamation with the input of local...

Kids in Focus to Unveil Powerful Photo Exhibit by At-Risk Kids...

Kids in Focus (KIF), a local nonprofit providing photography mentoring programs to at-risk kids, is hosting its 8th annual Exhibit Opening Reception 5:30 pm...

Local Credit Institution Raises $30,000 For The American Lung Association

TruWest® Credit Union is happy to announce it has raised over $30,000 for the American Lung Association in 2019 through in-branch fundraising efforts, member...

Esperança Finds Success in Nicaragua Visit

Due to an unstable sociopolitical climate, it had been almost two years since Esperança's last surgical visit to Nicaragua. After diligently monitoring Nicaragua’s political...

Esperança Collaborates with American Heart Association to Implement Heart Health Program

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has collaborated with the American Heart Association’s...

Family Fun Walk and Festival on Saturday, March 28

Join Southwest Human Development for their annual family fun walk and kids festival to benefit Arizona's young children with disabilities.Presented by the Arizona Coyotes...

Cesar Chavez High School Senior, Samia Ruiz, to be named Boys...

(PHOENIX, February 11, 2020) – Twelve teens who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) will be honored...

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group Exclusive arm of Vogue Magazine notoriously hard to get into Chrissy Sayare, co-founder and CEO of...

Red Dinner – Fundraising and Awareness Dinner for Red Means Stop...

Red DinnerDoes red light running make you see “RED”?  Red Means Stop Coalition is hosting a fundraising dinner on Wednesday, March 25th in Phoenix....
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VIDEO: JA’s Bottles for BizTown – February 21st

 JA Bottles For BizTown JA BizTown - 636 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 February 21, 2020, 7-10PM https://www.jaaz.org/event/ja-bottles-biztown/ Wine Tasting | Craft Cocktail | Craft Beer |...

JA’s First Annual 4.01K Race for Fiancial Fitness

 JA 4.01K Race Mesa Riverview Park - 2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ, 85201 February 15, 2020 Mesa Riverview Park2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ,...

The Junior League of Phoenix Celebrates 85 Years with $85K Grant...

(Phoenix, Feb 3, 2020) — The Junior League of Phoenix is celebrating 85 years of service to the community with an $85,000 grant to...

Tempe Prep High School Open House Tonight! Thursday, January 30 at...

Current 8th to 10th grade students and their families are invited to learn more about the exceptional education offered at Tempe Preparatory Academy at...

Subway Kids & Sports Surprises Two Lucky Students at Ironwood Elementary...

Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project, recognized...

Tempe Prep Senior Receives Prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Academy Appointment and...

Congratulations to Tempe Prep Senior Josh Hudson for being offered an Appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a full...

Janet Napolitano to Receive Experience Matters’ Change Maker Award, Keynote Luncheon...

Former Arizona Governor, Secretary of Homeland Security and University of California President Janet Napolitano will receive the Change Maker Award at the 4thannual Experience...

Tempe Prep High School Information Night on Thursday, January 30 at...

Current 8th to 10th grade students and their families are invited to learn more about the exceptional education offered at Tempe Preparatory Academy at...

Tempe Prep’s Math Club Makes Computing Fun

By Clara Moffitt “Math is fun.” Though it sounds like a phrase you might sniffle out through muffled tears at 12:38 a.m. the morning...

Tempe Prep Students Named Semifinalists for U.S. State Department Scholarships to...

By Hannah Frazier How would you like to travel to a unique country over summer for free? The National Security Language Initiative for Youth is...

Tempe Prep Girls Basketball Honing Skills Under New Head Coach

By Annie GoodykoontzThe Tempe Prep’s Lady Knights Basketball team has a new coach this season.Coach Antonio McClary took over this year. This is his...
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19th ANNUAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL, LUNAFEST, COMING TO PHOENIX ON MARCH...

19th ANNUAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL, LUNAFEST, COMING TO PHOENIX ON MARCH 15   LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival featuring seven short films by and about women.  WHAT:          LUNAFEST,...

Tempe Prep Sisters at Stanford and Berkeley

By Clara MoffittStanford vs. UC Berkeley: a rivalry that exists in the Bay, on the field and, for two Tempe Prep graduates, in the...

Kurt and Brenda Warner to Honor Luis Gonzalez at “Celebrity Game...

 Unique Fundraiser Returns to Support Treasure House for Young Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesFormer Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda have created one of the Valley’s...

Arizona Girl Up 5K in Tempe this Saturday, January 4 at...

By Violeta PanayotovaWe came, we saw, we ran! Although the high school cross country season is over, the Arizona community is ready to run...

Join the Arizona Girl Up 5K in Tempe on Saturday, January...

On Saturday, January 4th, 2020, the Arizona Girl Up Chapter is holding a 5K Fundraiser along the Tempe Canal to promote women’s health, safety,...

Dr. Raymond Sachs to Serve on Esperança Board of Directors

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected Dr. Raymond Sachs to serve...

Mary Holman to Serve on Esperança Board of Directors

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected Mary Holman to serve on...

Plexus Worldwide® Donates 2,000 “Breast Chek™ Kits” to Esperança

Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, recently donated 2,000 of its Breast Chek Kits to...

Tempe Prep’s Summer of Leadership Service (SOLS) Inspires Community Involvement

By Grace Newman Here’s how to stand out and shine in your community: be a part of Tempe Prep’s hot new student-run community service program,...

Diversity In Scottsdale Is Changing

Diversity in cities has become a popular topic of debate. Scottsdale is attempting to make that debate positive by educating the public.  In the past...

Transgender woman fights for equality for all in LGBT community

After years of trials and tribulation, a transgender woman is living her most authentic life thanks to her family and the community that surrounds...

Purge-A-Palooza: Scottsdale’s Call to Action for Sustainability

            Purge-A-Palooza is an opportunity for members of the community to get rid of their hard to recycle items....

Learn Benefits of Clinical Trials at Free Local Event

 Valley residents can learn how to get involved with clinical medical trials on Dec. 5, 2019, at the inaugural Phoenix AWARE for All event....

Books and Toys Bring Holiday Cheer to Young Hospital Patients

Books and Toys Bring Holiday Cheer to Young Hospital Patients Fulton Homes and 99.9 KEZ are back for its 17th annual Books and Toys...

More Millennials Becoming Caregivers; National Family Caregivers Month Recognizes, Supports Them

            (PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2019): Millennials represent 1 in 4 family caregivers.  As important as their work is caring...

Meet Bob Wallace, MBA of WIH Resource Group in Scottsdale –...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bob Wallace, MBA. Bob Wallace is the Founder and President of a successful consulting business, WIH Resource Group...

Sojourner Center Establishes Stuart Lazar Lifetime Ambassador Award

The award recognizes those who go above and beyond to support the Sojourner Center.   Sojourner Center recently honored long-time supporter and organization ambassador...

Native American Heritage Month: Young Adult Advocate

Pueblo High School graduate and current Arizona State University freshman, Lourdes Pereira, left a legacy that affected all Tucson Unified School District high schools...

ADE partners with March for Our Lives Arizona to create a...

The Arizona Department of Education initiated its School Safety Task Force on September 12, as an effort to focus on the betterment of mental...
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