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When Army veteran Richard Perkins passed away at the age of 92 in 2014, he left behind a treasure trove of hundreds of photos he took while stationed in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl … more
Music helps people express their deep emotions and listening to it helps Aiden to know he isn’t the only one who has felt that way. A long list of favorite artists includes “Maroon … more
If you’re looking for a little conversation, sit down next to 14-year-old Keegan. “He is a story teller,” says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to … more
More than 600 blood donors are needed this weekend at Vitalant’s Saving Arizona Blood drive.  While Christmas through New Year’s Day is the lowest week of the year for blood … more
Just as the sky above seems to know no limits, neither does 15-year-old Sky. “I really like to tell people that I want to be president,” she says, “but I know I have to be mayor … more
 The Salvation Army is in the final days of its Red Kettle Campaign, a critical stage in collecting donations to “Rescue Christmas” for our neighbors in need. Due to economic … more
A lot can be said about how a society treats its aging, vulnerable and disenfranchised communities, but at First Place AZ advocates there are seeking a holistic approach to day-to-day life for those … more
Few people are as self-aware as Gauge, a boy barely into high school who knows his strengths and knows where he needs to improve to reach his goals. “Gauge is always trying to do … more
The Arizona Cardinals and Desert Financial’s annual toy drives pivots their focus this year to accommodate health concerns surround the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday Dec. 5, the toy … more
Life lessons come in all shapes, forms and fashion but the virtues of responsibility, respect and characters are rites of passage many would argue everyone needs. But some children don’t … more
While everyone has been stuck at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus, not many have been as stuck at 16-year-old Aaron. When someone in Aaron’s group foster home tested positive for … more
Like a lot of teens doing remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Julio misses the classroom. Well, at least the other students in the classroom. “He does not like virtual … more
It’s hard keep a straight face when you’re talking to a puppet, so 16-year-old Nelly is all giggles while building a hand puppet at Puppet Pie, a wondrous workshop operated by Stacey … more
Fears about the spread of COVID-19 caused families around the world to shut their doors to strangers, literally and figuratively. But dozens of foster families and adoptive families with Aid to … more
Local 74-year-old race car enthusiast Jerry Weaver gets behind the wheel every Monday and Tuesday as he races with people all over the world from the comfort of his own home. Mr. Weaver, not your … more
The +swappow PLUS Foundation is launching a new virtual skateboarding academy to continue serving the foster care community in Arizona. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, +swappow PLUS, a … more
An old adage exists for a reason and the one “the children are our future” holds true perhaps today with more sense of urgency than ever before. A fundamental key to success inside and … more
The invention of the wheel is one of the most significant pieces of engineering discovery helping to shape the progress of humanity — and there is no better way to learn this STEM lesson than … more
U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Podium Club Certification Program requires a rigorous, mission-driven, self-assessment and review of best principles and practices in eight areas of organizational performance. more
Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions … more
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