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Arizona VFWs Partner with Humana and St. Mary’s Food Bank to...

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) Department of Arizona; Humana, a leading health and well-being company; and St. Mary’s Food Bank are partnering 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...

Lisa Ling Announced as Keynote Speaker for Valley of the Sun...

 Journalist, author and television host Lisa Ling will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 We Are United Luncheon — the annual fundraising event...

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....

Queen Creek Grounds Superintendent Wins Award

Many Queen Creek residents take pride in the town’s beautiful parks and trails, but significant upkeep goes into maintaining these natural treasures. During the annual...

Nominations Closing Soon for 2018 Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

    Do you know someone who has been providing great service in Tempe through their humanitarian work, volunteering or philanthropic support?  Just four days left to nominate for 2018...
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AZTV7 Stuff the Bus 2018 – A SUCCESS THANKS TO YOU!

On Friday, July 27th, AZTV7 took over the Londen Center and set out to stuff backpacks full of supplies for Arizona children in need....

Tempe Prep Senior Named Miss Phoenix Chinese

Beauty exists all around us, but it’s those who see the beauty in their dreams that can truly conquer the future. This is very...

STEAM City returns at “Luke Days” with Kadima.Ventures

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, the next “big idea” project generators and families all over the Valley! Chandler-based tech company, Kadima.Ventures is recreating their STEAM...

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....

THE 8TH ANNUAL BALLOON CLASSIC IS BACK

 The 8th annual Arizona Balloon Classic (ABC8), benefiting Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW), returns to the Goodyear Ballpark, located at 1933 S....

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...

UMOM Participates in Arizona Gives Day with an Anonymous Donor Matching...

UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, is enthusiastically gearing up for the fifth...
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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Does Not Work for ICE

  In a special town hall meeting, hosted by Queen Creek on Tuesday evening, Sheriff Paul Penzone made it clear that the Maricopa County...

2 Veterans Day Events Worth Your Time

Tempe is proud to be the home of 2 long-standing Veterans Day events.The 1st event is the 12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Tempe...
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Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona Supports Million Dollar Day of...

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrated the International Day of the Girl on October 11th by bringing the community together in a day-long...
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Help AZTV Channel 7 STUFF THE BUS!

Walmart is proud to sponsor the 4th annual AZTV CHANNEL 7 STUFF THE BUS Back to School Drive presented by Liberty GMC. Join us...
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BBBSAZ Calls Men to Step Up & be Mentors

Boys in Phoenix & West Valley are ready to be matched to Big Brothers; some may wait a year. For the past three years, Jasani...

Women’s March Returns to Phoenix January 21st

We are a women-led movement that seeks to break down systemic oppression through nonviolent action, and we are back in 2018 with a new...

Freeze Your Paws for a Cause

  7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Tempe adapted recreation programs returns Saturday, Jan. 13 Community members and thrill-seekers will once again participate in a desert-style, unified...

Tempe Prep Alum Shares Entrepreneurial Experiences in Africa

By Anna MelisPicture this: You are doing your homework and all seems hopeless, then all of a sudden it doesn't seem quite as bleak....

Highland High Recognized for Most Blood Donations

When it comes to blood donations in Arizona, teens rule, and when it comes to most high school blood donations, Highland High School continues...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Nominations Now Open for 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations are now open for the 38thAnnual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in eight categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have...

Mission of Mercy Names Tony Banegas CEO

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Tempe Prep Leads Valley Schools in National Merit Scholars

The most elite high school recognition. The most incredible accomplishment. The opportunity to top all opportunities. This is the National Merit recognition.National Merit recognition...
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Dr. Robert Bohanske of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives ASPPB...

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has awarded Dr. Robert Bohanske its 2017 Service Award.  Dr. Bohanske is the Chief of...

Tempe Prep’s Art Club Inspires Students

Tempe Prep is home to many talented young artists. But there is one in particular that stands out. Her name is Emelia Boyle. She...

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,...

“Out of Africa” Art Show

Phoenix, Arizona (December 18, 2018) – Phil Mastores and his wife Sarah recently spent a month traveling across Africa, where Phil had the opportunity...

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...

DEBORAH G. CARSTENS, VALLEY PHILANTHROPIST AND CHILD ADVOCATE SERVES AS HONORARY...

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix announces the appointment of Deborah G. Carstens as Honorary Grandparent Chair of their 2019 Gala …And the Beat Goes On. The...

VALLEYLIFE Member Appreciation Lunch

On Tuesday, January 23rd North Phoenix Kiwanis hosted a VALLEYLIFE Member Appreciation Lunch in the Production Center on VALLEYLIFE’s main campus. Guests were treated...

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...

50 Years of Special Olympics

50 Years of Special Olympics Phoenix, Arizona (November 9, 2018) - As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, VALLEYLIFE Employment Specialist, James Tucker...

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...

Gather and Grow Pathway to Urban Gardening Grand Opening

Join Gather & Grow at The Farm and Valley Leadership Class 39, Group 7 for a ribbon cutting, live music, and tour of South...

How One Event Can Change an Entire Community

The Superstition Mountain Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley celebrated its much-anticipated 21st annual YesterYear celebration on April 6th, 2019....

Queen Creek Science Teacher Wins CenturyLink Grant

A seventh-grade science teacher at Queen Creek Middle School in the Queen Creek Unified School District has been selected to receive a grant from CenturyLink...

Tempe Elementary Serves More Than 3,000 Lunches During Recent Walk-Out through...

  Sometimes one creative idea can begin an impact that further exceeds one’s expectations. Noticing a need to ensure food was served to children while...

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event

10th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat” event  is collecting expired, old, and damaged car seats for recycling April 2, 2018, Phoenix—Car seats don’t work forever, and their parts can be...
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Phoenix Nonprofit Helps Trafficking Victims

  One Phoenix-based nonprofit organization is using its recent financial success to increase their client intake and provide more abuse survivors with no-cost legal services....

Outlets at Anthem 14th Annual Shopping Extravaganza

 Free lunch, wine and chocolate tastings, a chance to win $25,000 in gift cards PLUS an easy way to contribute to charity - -...

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...

Tempe Elementary Serves Free Meals to Children All Summer Long!

Tempe Elementary School District will be serving free meals to children 18 years and younger all summer long! Children do not need to...
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Locals Gather to Spread Hope and Help to Puerto Rico

After the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, people all over the nation have stepped up to help. Locally, Phoenix businesses...

Woman of the Year Margaret Stephens-Reed

VALLEYLIFE’s Director of Fund Development, Margaret Stephens-Reed, was recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by East Valley Women on Tuesday, February 20th....

Reviving a Lost Art: 110 Tempe Elementary Students Take Part in...

Letter writing may seem like a lost art to some. But students in the Tempe Elementary School District are reviving it, thanks to the...

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Catholic Charities Collecting Toys, Clothes for Emergency Santa Program

Catholic Charities, through its CARE Partnership, Care Campus, is collecting new toys for children up to 17 years of age for parentsin Mesa to...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Mentors at School & Community Center

It’s back to school time and that means that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) will be resuming its lunch time and...

StarshineAZ Celebrates World Entrepreneurs’ Day with Book Signing Event

StarshineAZ, a West Valley collaborative community for small business-owners is hosting a special event to commemorate World Entrepreneurs’ Day, Aug. 21, and the launch...

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...

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...

$600,000 Donation Presented to Scottsdale Artists’ School

Many local Arizonans are not aware that we have one of the top fine art schools in the U.S. in our own back yard. Even...

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

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...

VIDEO – TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj

TCA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj  Live at Tempe Center for the Arts October 20, 2018 Hip-Hop Orchestra goes beyond race and politics with a vision of...

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ can no longer receive in-state tuition

Young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who are attending or wish to attend a college and/or a university in their...

Registration for Statewide Walk On! Challenge Open Now

 Arizona teachers are invited to register for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Walk On! Challenge and a chance to earn one of five...
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Subway Kids & Sports Rides Into Desert View Elementary To Surprise...

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

Tempe History Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Music, Authors and...

The Tempe History Museum is honored to present a series of musical performances and thoughtful discussions to commemorate Black History Month. Celebrate the African...

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the Children

Noche para los Niños – A Night for the ChildrenWhat:  The second annual Noche para los NinÞos is a spectacular one-night benefit event for...

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...

Humana to Honor, Recognize Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony in Apache...

Humana, a leading health and well-being company, is hosting a Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 12-5 p.m. at the...

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...

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...

Candle Making to Benefit TCH + Tempe Leadership Class 33

Join us for an evening of candlemaking, snacks and drinks, and benefitting a good cause! All profits from ticket sales will go toward Tempe Leadership...

Arizona CEO (and Mom of 7!) Receives National Award for Being...

If you’ve ever wondered whether angels exist, then you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Kim Vehon, a tireless advocate for foster children and...
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Queen Creek Middle School Hosting Veterans Day Banquet, Help Requested

 Queen Creek Middle School (QCMS) is hosting its second annual Veterans Day Banquet (VDB) on Thursday, November 9, and is seeking assistance from the...

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...

Cancer-Stricken Families Feel the Love at Camp Kesem

A local camp is making a big difference for children with sick parents. Northern Arizona University college students are hard at work, planning for their...
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Tempe Resident Writes Her Experiences with Autism

Catherine Abbott has lived with her diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sometimes referred to as ASD, her whole life. She feels it is important...

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...

Wine, Women and Horses

Wine Women & Horses includes live horse racing at Turf Paradise, a hat contest with prizes for the best hats, delicious lunch, raffle prizes,...

Inaugural class of ASU Leadership Institute announced

The Alumni Association announced members of the ASU Leadership Institute’s inaugural class. After a competitive selection process, the ASU Leadership Institute chose the members...

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...

Tempe Leadership Welcomes the Members of Class XXXIII

Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is proud to announce the 2017-2018 members of Class XXXIII. The class just completed...

Queen Creek High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

        On Tuesday, August 28th, Queen Creek High School hosted a student blood drive. The blood drive was organized by Queen...

Help Us Save Corona Del Sol High School Grad Night!

Parents received an email eight days prior to the PTO Sponsored Corona Del Sol High School Graduation Night for seniors, letting parents know that the...
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