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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...

Aluminate the Night with Tempe Leadership!

All of us at Tempe Leadership want to invite you and your friends to join us for our annual fundraising bash at Shalimar Country Club,...

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...

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...
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DownEast Donates Hundreds of Mattresses to Children in Need

As part of an ongoing initiative, DownEast Home & Clothing, a Utah-based retailer, is donating mattresses to hundreds of children in need. In the...

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VIDEO: Phoenix Theatre Presents Avenue Q

Phoenix Theatre is excited to announce it’s 6-week run of the Tony-award winning show Avenue Q (July 25 – Sept. 9.) Avenue Q is 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...

Spring Break Youth Camp at AAWL

No school? No problem! The Arizona Animal Welfare League offers youth camps for animal lovers! Kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can spend...
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BBBS Seeking Girls for Mentoring Program

  Andrea was being raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to support her and her siblings. Because Andrea didn’t get to spend...

Boy Scout Collects Record Amount of Water for United Food Bank

    When seventeen-year-old Boy Scout Chandler Kleese of Mesa launched his Eagle Scout Project in mid-August to collect water for United Food Bank and the...

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,...

Safe Haven Aims to Lower Suicide Rate in the LGBTQ+ Community

Everyone who knows me knows I have a very colorful family filled with members of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community and allies. I...

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...
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A New Era for Parenting: Virtual Safety

Trying to keep your child safe in a world of constant hazards and tragedies can be overwhelming. Now, enter a whole new world of...

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...

STOP THE FLU !!!!

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

Tempe Prep Students Travel Abroad with Tempe Sister Sities

By Jacqueline RischExperiencing new cultures, tasting new foods, and meeting new people – ah, traveling! What’s not to love? Traveling exposes you to a...

Dementia Research for Individuals with Disabilities

As our Members age, VALLEYLIFE is learning more and more about how dementia affects individuals with disabilities. Sadly, we are finding that dementia affects...

Growing Perfect Veggies at Tempe Prep is Environmental Club’s Specialty

If you walk behind the Teacher House at Tempe Prep, there are a few things you’ll notice that have always been there: the big...

North Phoenix ‘Aktion Club’ gives back

At the start of the year, sponsored by North Phoenix Kiwanis, VALLEYLIFE Members started an 'Aktion Club' in an effort to give back to...
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Micheal Levine and the Warehouse Area

Though some abandoned warehouses sit unprotected, their history crumbling with their walls, the Phoenix Warehouse District draws the attention of the downtown community as...

Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix’s Crescent...

  Coachella Band with Local Technology Tie to Perform at Phoenix's Crescent Ballroom   Magic Giant, the LA-based trio recently featured in “Top Ten Awesome Bands...

September Support Groups and Events at Duet

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound...

West Side Story Comes to Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre, the largest professional regional theatre company in the Valley, is kicking off its 99th season with the classic musical, West Side Story...

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...
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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...
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VIDEO – It Won’t Happen to Me

  That is the premise as to why many people are hesitant in purchasing insurance or planning for major catastrophes. Yet we...

Grand Canyon University Partners with Kyrene to Recognize STEM Principal of...

Grand Canyon University is proud to recognize Kyrene de la Colina Principal Kelley Brunner for her outstanding demonstration of creativity and vision in implementing...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...

Viewpoints: My Boston Marathon Experience

Anytime a tragic event happens, you remember where you were when you heard the news. That’s how it was for me and the Boston...

Sourcely Appoints Jeff Mandell as Board Advisor

Sourcely Holdings, Inc., a leader in aftermarket mobile device parts and services, today announced that telecom and consumer electronics industry veteran, Jeff Mandell has...

Home and Car Giveaway for Wounded Warrior Project

Wickenburg Ranch, an active lifestyle community featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community in historic Wickenburg, Arizona, presents Wickenburg Ranch’s Great Hole-in-One Challenge presented by Infiniti...

Chinese at Tempe Prep Is One of Many Summer Class Opportunities

Tempe Preparatory Academy offers many summer class options in its Summer Academy program, and while the image in your head of sum­mer vacation may...

Girl Up Club Launches at Tempe’s Corona del Sol High School

By Nikki Dull The Girl Up club is a new club at CdS that aims to raise money for UN Foundations that fund projects for...

Wendy Cohen Named Executive Director at Experience Matters

            PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 1, 2018): Wendy Cohen brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, business development, consensus building...

Tempe teens discuss social challenges at Town Hall on Feb. 15

More than 100 youth and community leaders will exchange ideas and propose solutions for social challenges facing young people at Tempe’s 38th Annual Youth...

Tempe Chamber Seeks Nominees for 2018 Business Excellence Awards

Do you have a Chamber business that is outstanding? Nominate yourself or another member business for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards! Winners will be...

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...
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Phoenix-Area Little Brothers Are Waiting for Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters has renewed its call for men in the Metropolitan Phoenix area to be Big Brothers. Fewer men than women volunteer to...

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...
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VIDEO: Valley Leadership Seeking Applicants for 2018-2019 Programs

Valley Leadership, Arizona’s premier leadership organization, is now accepting applications for its flagship Valley Leadership Institute (VLI) Class 40 and Valley Leadership Accelerate (VLA)...
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Queen Creek Animal Hospital Helps Fire Dept. Save Pets

Queen Creek’s four-legged friends will be safer with the recent donation of a FIDO BAG from the San Tan Animal Hospital, according to a...

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...

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st at Kiwanis Park

Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe and the Tempe High School Key Club, the 10th Annual Tempe Community Easter Egg Hunt will be...

Volunteers Needed for Mesa Lunchtime Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters  is actively recruiting community members who live or work near Emerson Elementary School in Mesa to give two to four...

Scholarship Open for Female Entrepreneurs Looking for a Hand-Up

StarshineAZ is currently accepting applications for its inaugural female entrepreneur scholarship program, Reach for the STARs. The ideal candidate is a female entrepreneur who...

Cornhole and Cabbage Fundraiser Benefits TCH, Tempe Leadership Class 33

Kick off your St. Patty's Day festivities with a cornhole tournament benefiting Tempe Leadership's current class project for The Centers for Habilitation (TCH).  Enjoy two...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Care2Act Helps Arizona Businesses Develop Valuable Community Connections

 You don’t have to work for a non-profit organization to make a notable impact in the community. That’s the sentiment behind the new initiative,...

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...

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...

Tempe Prep Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition

  Congratulations to Tempe Prep's 10 seniors who have earned prestigious national recognition for their impressive PSAT scores.Over 20% of Tempe Prep’s senior class...

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...
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Ward Traditional Academy Reading Buddies Do More Than Read Together

Five years ago two teachers who happen to be sisters, Ashley and Erica Smeltzer, started the Reading Buddy Program at Ward Traditional Academy. They...

Why Do People Struggle Financially? Take a look and Find...

Have you ever wondered why people struggle financially?  There are so many opinions and ideas around this topic.  Many blame the government, society and...

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....

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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 - -...
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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...

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...

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...

“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...

Mission of Mercy Arizona Names Paula Carvalho Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce Paula Carvalho has been named Executive Director for Mission of Mercy Arizona,...

Area Boy Scouts Collecting Doorstep Food Donations February 3

Help those who are hungry in our region by setting non-perishable food donations outside your door this Saturday morning, February 3 before 8:00 a.m. That...
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VIDEO: Rotary 26th $100,000 Hole-in-One

For 26 years, the Chandler Horizon Rotary Club has been hosting our Annual Hole-In-One Fundraiser.  Bring a friend, enjoy perfect Arizona weather at the...

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...

Catching Up with Catherine Anaya on Work, Family and Giving Back

When I first started my career as a news producer at KPNX-TV Channel 12, I started with the worst hours on the worst days...

Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board Receives Award from Arizona School...

The Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board has been selected to receive the Total Board Boardsmanship Award. This award, from the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), marks...
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Queen Creek Unified Student Donates Blood, Awarded New Car

Congratulations to Queen Creek High School student Cariayn Rutherford! The 17-year-old won a new Volkswagen Passat R-Line in a raffle for selected blood donors...

The Woman Behind All Others

  It was only fitting to meet with the woman who devotes her time and efforts to help those in need at First Christian Church...
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