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14-year-old Damone is a multi-sport athlete who thrives in the world of competition, says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “He … more
As the Arizona Science Center President and CEO Chevy Humphrey prepares to embark on her next professional journey, part of that preparation is getting a winter coat. more
Teens typically come with drama. Not 15-year-old Dylan. “He is literally, the most chill, laid back kid,” says Kayla, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of … 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
No matter what the calendar says, Carlos’ music playlist says it’s December 25. The 9-year-old boy loves Christmas music all year. And if you could combine Christmas music with Fourth … more
Dr. Clifford Baker, a pain management physician practicing in Sun City for more than 10 years, is on the frontline of healthcare and hoping to save lines of seniors by giving them free smartphones. … 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
When Sun City opened to the public Jan. 1, 1960, initial visitors were greeted by an elaborate water fountain, five model homes, a recreation center, golf course, shopping center and a restaurant. more
Active and engaging, 10-year-old Damascus dreams of a forever family with a built-in playmate. “I’d like there to be another boy – maybe age 9 to 11 – that I could play … more
If you see 14-year-old Adrian out and about these days, he will be wearing a mask to do his part to slow the spread of COVID-19. But you can be sure that behind that mask is a smile. Adrian is … more
If you were moved by the 2018 movie Instant Family, you can create your own version by opening your heart and home to Vanessa and Reye. Vanessa, 15, is a compassionate, nurturing teen and the … more
In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials … more
In her civilian career, Jennifer Blocker is employed as a nurse who enjoys spending her free time with her mustang mare, Zipporah. In her military career, she is one of more than 200,000 … more
Since 1954, Sunshine Acres has stood as a refuge for children in desperate need of care, love and a chance at a bright future — but this 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit takes zero state or federal … more
The Arizona nonprofit industry, early estimates suggest, is experiencing a revenue drop of $52 million impacting day-to-day operations of endeavors in some places providing a vital community service … more
The state of mind “I can’t” doesn’t exist at an East Vally nonprofit dedicated to showing children --- through structured after-school programs --- they most definitely … more
Love will conquer all. The word, “all” can encompass some of the most devastating situations for a person, a family --- even a nation. But at Ryan House, the word carries a weight … more
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, hosted a virtual event June … more
Miss Arizona USA Yesenia Vidales, along with the help of Miss Arizona Teen USA Molly Schwanz, has partnered with Phoenix Rescue Mission and its Hope For Hunger Food Bank to feed families in need and … more
The children are our future. The nice sentiment of future generations becoming the leaders of tomorrow oftentimes comes with the blood, sweat and tears of family members, school leaders --- and … more
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