Pioneer Title Agency served as proud sponsors – and competitors – in the fourth annual “25 Men Who Think They Can Cook” fundraiser for Childhelp Flagstaff, which took place on Saturday, June 3 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff and raised nearly $25,000 for the 58-year-old Arizona-based organization. Justin Hansen, escrow assistant at Pioneer’s Elden branch, which is located at 112 N. Elden in Flagstaff, volunteered his time as one of the 25 meal-making men, cooking up Justin’s Elden Street Enchiladas. His food truck display earned him first place in presentation.
“I’m so glad to have been able to participate this year” said Hansen. “I know the ’25 Men Who Can Cook’ fundraiser is something our branch looks forward to doing every year because it’s fun, but it is made even better knowing that the funds raised during the event go directly to helping meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of abused, neglected and at-risk kids.”
Childhelp, which was founded in Phoenix in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Since its founding 58 years ago, Childhelp has been able to make contributions to children in need including:
- Childhelp Residential Treatment Villages, which are actual residential facilities focused on providing specialized, comprehensive care to the worst cases of neglect and abuse. There are currently three protected villages in the country.
- Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Centers, which brings together police, therapists, pediatricians and child services under one roof so that a child only has to share his/her story of abuse one time, cutting down on additional trauma. There is an Arizona facility, which is located in Phoenix.
- Childhelp Group Homes, which provide safe, stable environments for children as well as living and financial literacy programs.
- Childhelp Foster Family and Adoption Agencies, which provide licensed short and long-term foster care.
- Childhelp Speak Up and Be Safe, which is an evolution of the “Good Touch, Bad Touch” program available in nationwide elementary schools that teaches signs of abuse, violence prevention and anti-bullying.
- Childhelp H.K. Cummings Community Center, which provides Arizona children with after-school programs and family support services.
Each Pioneer office in Coconino County and beyond, in fact, is encouraged to be active in their own neighborhoods, giving back in time, fundraising efforts and financial contributions through the Pioneer Title Agency in Action community outreach program. The Pioneer family isn’t just family owned, but made up of dozens of actual families and hundreds of friends aiming towards making Arizona a better place to live. As a result of these collective efforts, Pioneer Title Agency was recently awarded the Arizona Corporate Excellence Award for Community Impact.
About Pioneer Title Agency in Coconino County
A 2014 Arizona Corporate Excellence honoree, and recipient of the Community Impact Award, Pioneer Title Agency has proudly been serving Coconino County since 1993, handling all types of real estate transactions, ranging from the smallest secondary loans to the transfer of large sophisticated commercial properties. With seven offices throughout Flagstaff, Page, Sedona and Williams, Pioneer Title Agency is able to focus on ensuring the rights of one’s property are clear, and the transfer of title is completed in a timely fashion, with the upmost professionalism. A local, family-owned business, Pioneer has grown to more than 50 offices in more than 35 cities across Arizona by remaining focused on a “Commitment to Service” since its inception. In Coconino County, our leaders and team members are involved with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Land Title Association, Northern Arizona Association of Realtors, Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors, Northern Arizona Home Builders, just to name a few. Similarly committed to our community, Pioneer also has a statewide community relations program, Pioneer Title Agency in Action, which focuses on giving back both time and money to local causes across our state. Just some of the causes in Coconino County that Pioneer is proud to support include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Soroptimist International of Flagstaff, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Northland Family Help Center, Hope Cottage, the Flagstaff Ski Team, Flagstaff Family Food Center, Flagstaff Community Foundation, the local Boy Scouts, Flagstaff Family YMCA, Literacy International, Hope’s Closet, Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona and more. For more information, please visit www.ptaaz.com.