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Bridget Pettis Steps Away From WNBA to Focus on Phoenix NonProfit

Bridget Pettis is stepping away from the WNBA, with her most recent role as assistant coach of the Chicago Sky amidst increasing health concerns for...

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...

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...

Volunteers Support Tucson VA Hospital Chaplains

By Victor Herrera On Sundays, the volunteers arrive early at the Tucson VA. They are busy preparing for the first religious service of the day....

Community invited to preview innovative ideas to diminish isolation, loneliness in...

Tempe Community Council (TCC) will be hosting its first-ever Connector Award event 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Tempe Center for the...
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Dove Petals Donations Bring Smiles to Hospice Patients

Hospice of the Valley is known as one of the leading not-for-profit organizations in Arizona. They consistently assist their patients and families by caring...

Spring Training Charity Game on Feb. 28 withe Tempe Diablos supports...

Enjoy a ball game while giving back to the Tempe community at Diablo Days on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Los...

GLSEN Phoenix Awarded $150,000 Grant From The Bob and Renee Parsons...

PHOENIX (July 24, 2018) – GLSEN Phoenix, a nonprofit organization focused on creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students, has been awarded a...

VALLEYLIFE’s 2018 Legacy of Love Gala

Join VALLEYLIFE in celebrating 71 years of providing services to individuals with disabilities is the Phoenix metro area at VALLEYLIFE’s annual Legacy of Love...

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...

Queen Creek Unified School District Connects with the Community

On March 1, more than 90 people attended the 2nd Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) CAFÉ, a community and family engagement event. The...

Esperança Shipment Day: Volunteers Pack/Load Medical Supplies for Distribution in Nicaragua

Esperança staff along with 36 volunteers from across the Valley packed and loaded a 40-foot shipping container to send supplies to its trusted partner...

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...

Gilbert Chamber Announces Recipients of 2018 Annual Business Awards

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced today the recipients of the 2018 Annual Business Awards and recognized Chamber leaders at a luncheon. Individual nominees were...

Golf for a Great Cause

VALLEYLIFE is seeking golfers and sponsors for their 28th annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 1st. This year, the tournament will be held at...

Redemption at the Village: A 6,000 Mile Journey Home

The 6,000-plus-mile journey from Japan to the United States was paved with hardship for a young girl named Keiko. Her long journey would eventually...

Video – Some Soul in the Sonoran

Soul kitchens are something of a rarity in Arizona, and they are often lumped in with comfort food, BBQ, and fried chicken establishments. Soul...

Corona Students Donate Over 1,000 Books to Mountain Park Health Center

Student Council leaders from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe recently donated over 1,000 children's books to Mountain Park Health Center to benefit their Reach...

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...

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...

The 3000 Club to Rescue More than 150,000 Pounds of Produce...

More than 150,000 pounds of produce will be saved and distributed to Arizona families thanks to a Humana Foundation grant to The 3000 Club,...
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Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash Raises $329,572

The 10th Annual Paul’s Car Wash fundraising event raised a record $329,572 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Hosted by CBS5 Chief...

Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser at Luci’s!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October and Luci’s Urban Concepts, has partnered with local nonprofit to raise funds for women battling breast...

Tempe Prep Welcomes New Football Coach

The Tempe Preparatory Academy football program has undergone a major change. After about a month-long search to find who will lead the football team,...

David Williams prepares for Special Olympics World Games

Around three years ago, David Williams decided to give basketball a try. Previously he had tried other sports and competed in Special Olympic events...

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...

Phoenix could receive up to $5 million to tackle issue of...

“We share the perspective that our city and region can and should be leading the global conversation about coping with heat, or perhaps even...

American Airlines Donates Thousands to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

American Airlines has gifted Phoenix Children’s Hospital $50,000 in honor of Michael Carreon. Carreon retired after 24 years with American Airlines in Phoenix, Arizona....
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Diaper Bank of Central Arizona Helps Struggling Families

Why does Arizona need a diaper bank? Struggling families need diapers. Diapers are expensive and the ongoing need lasts until the infant is potty-trained.  There are...

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...

Peter Scolari in Man of La Mancha

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner and Broadway star Peter Scolari (TV’s “Bosom Buddies”, “Newhart”, “Girls”, "Honey I Shrunk the...

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,...

Tempe Prep Seniors Select Colleges Across the Country

On May 1, Tempe Prep’s seniors made one of the biggest decisions of their lives: They declared which college they are going to attend...

New Arizona Company Expands Opportunities for New Generation of Well-Rounded...

Scott Novis, Founder, and CEO of Bravous Youth Esports, is an engineer by trade but a sports lover by heart, which lead him to...

Save the Date for Tempe Cares Community-wide Day of Service

Tempe Leadership announces Tempe Cares’ signature annual 1-day event for volunteers devoted to beautifying Tempe’s neighborhoods, schools, and other public spaces and facilities that...

Tempe pays tribute to veterans with annual parade on Monday, Nov....

Tempe will continue its annual tradition of honoring all military veterans with a Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin...

Tempe awards local teachers, aspiring artists with grant funding for arts...

The arts make Tempe a better city. They create a sense of place and help attract visitors. They capture the city’s eclectic identity. Studies...

Opinion: Tempe’s Renewable Energy Future

In a few days, my city will have an opportunity to make history and set us on a path toward a more resilient future....

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....

Free Weight Loss Workshop Helps Arizonans Keep New Year’s Resolutions

 Matt Hoodie, owner and fitness trainer at TRANSFORM Scottsdale, not only talks-the-talk but walks-the-walk when it comes to weight loss. Hoodie lost close to...

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...

Queen Creek Middle School HOSA Students Give Back to Community

The holidays are here which means family, friends, and food. However, for some families, food can be hard to come by during the holidays....

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...

KID CHEF FROM SCOTTSDALE WINS HEALTHY COOKING CONTEST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) just announced the grand-prize winner of its 2019 Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. David Hummert, a 9-year-old...

Tempe Leadership to Host Recruitment Reception for Class XXXIV

Please join the Tempe Leadership Board of Directors, potential applicants, enthusiasts, and alumni on April 10th at 5:30pm for the annual Tempe Leadership Recruitment Reception. The...

GrowPhx Announces A Mesquite Mill Fundraising Campaign

GrowPhx is excited to announce its campaign to bring a community mesquite bean mill and education program to the Valley. They launched an Indiegogo campaign to...

Adventure Awaits at the BIG Night Out with Big Brothers Big...

 Arizonans will sport their best black and white cocktail wear or business attire to raise funds and show support for the Big Brothers Big...

Tempe Prep Senior spends summer at Harvard, Girls State, and volunteering...

You thought your summer was busy? Tempe Prep Senior Jacqueline Kirk had arguably one of the most eventful and interesting sum­mers possible. Between three...

Queen Creek Unified Honored for Adult Education Program

The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning  (AALL), the state’s adult literacy association, is pleased to announce that Queen Creek Unified School District(QCUSD) and one of its Adult...

Calling All Charities for Unique Fundraising Opportunity

  Outlets at Anthem invites local nonprofits to apply now for the 2018 Shopping Extravaganza retail philanthropy event. Nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix area...

TruWest Credit Union Fights Against Lung Disease

November brings Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the stark reminder that lung diseases, including asthma and COPD, affect more than 33 million Americans. TruWest®...

International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. Raises $11,000 in Annual Backpack Drive

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) held its annual Fill-A-Backpack Drive during the month of July to raise funds and donate school supplies to...

STOP THE FLU !!!!

        Flu season is here! And there is a new tool for parents to use to help keep Kids safe and...
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Gilbert Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence

Without fail, the Town of Gilbert sent out a tweet every Wednesday reminding residents to wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. “We’ve worked...

Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Announce Night of...

: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) is hosting their 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala October 20th, 2018 at the...

The number 1 non-medical senior home care company in AZ

Angela's Home Care Angels LLC is located in Chandler, AZ and in Western, MA.  The owner has been providing services to our seniors for...

Commit Agency Experiences Tremendous Growth in Second Half of 2018

The Valley’s foremost authority on brand strategy and consumer experience, Commit Agency, has announced exciting new developments in the second half of 2018 that...

Club Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings and Glasses

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision share a multi-year partnership (2015-2018), which provides funding to eligible local Boys & Girls...

A Sustainable Alternative to Cardboard Moving Boxes Has Arrived in Phoenix

In 2015, paper and cardboard materials comprised the largest component of municipal solid waste and preventing one ton of paper waste saves 15 to...

“Saluting Stories of Service” Celebration

Beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset cocktail reception on the stunning Sierra Loggia Patio, the Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner will whisk...

VIDEO: Longtime Tempe District Staffers Retire After Decades of Combined Service

In this day and age of fast-paced living and instant gratification, you don’t often find people staying in the same job for more than...

Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary...

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:                                                                                                                         Beth McRae                                                                                                                         The McRae Agency beth@mcraeagency.com 480-990-0282   Kids in Focus Announce Billie Jo and Judd Herberger as Honorary Chairs for its Nov. 7 Event Iconic...

GLSEN Phoenix partners with Give OUT Day, the only National LGBTQ...

GLSEN Phoenix, the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, will participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ...

Michelle Capriotti Named Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the...

Michelle Capriotti, a special education teacher at Camille Casteel High School, has been named the Sun Lakes Rotary Sandy Lundberg Educator of the Year.            The...

Southwest Human Development Announces “Walk with Me” Event, Feb. 23

 Sat., Feb. 23, families are invited to join the one-mile Walk with Me Family Fun Walk featuring activities, food and drinks, games crafts and...

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...

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...

Middle Kid Zone now taking registrations for spring: New Gililland location...

Tempe’s Middle Kid Zone is now accepting registrations for its winter and spring out-of-school-time programs at Ward Traditional Academy, Fees, Tempe Academy and Gililland...

Phoenix is Emerging Market for Female Business Owners

 Female Entrepreneurs in Phoenix Get an Opportunity for Radical New Business Funding Option Starshine Communities is hosting a revolutionary new way for female business owners...

2019 Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, March 1st at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Participants enjoyed taking in the beautiful...

Esperança Shipment Day: Staff Pack/Load Medical Supplies for Distribution in Nicaragua

Twice a year, Esperança sends shipment containers filled with donated medical supplies and equipment to its trusted partner in Nicaragua, where they will be...

Arizona State Fair Celebrates Friends 55+ Day Presented by Humana on...

Fair goers 55 and older can enjoy complimentary admission to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, thanks to Humana, a leading...

Help Raise PTSD Awareness

Help Raise PTSD Awareness  PTSD is the root cause and is “the deadliest wound of war.” In fact, while there are 58,195 names on the...
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VIDEO – Back to School Teacher Appreciation Car Care

Desert Car Care of Chandler welcomes back teachers for the 2019-2020 school year with its 8th annual Back to School Teachers Appreciation...

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....

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...

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...
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Leaders to receive ASU Homecoming Awards

ASU Alumni Association honors Sun Devil leaders with 2017 Homecoming Awards Oct. 18, 2017/Tempe, Ariz. – The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil alumni...

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...

Nominations sought through Aug. 3 for new TCC Impact Award in...

Tempe Community Council is seeking nominations for its new Impact Award, created to recognize good works big or small that boost human service needs...
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