A Mother’s Love

A MOTHER’S LOVE Agatha Christie wrote that “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.  It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”  At Arizona Helping Hands, we meet mom’s every day who…

Joining together to make a difference for children & families!

Joining together to make a difference for children & families! Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) is the State’s largest provider of basic essential needs for children in foster care.  Through April 30th the Organization has provided 800+ beds and cribs (already this year!) to give children a Safe Place to Sleep,…

Birthdays can be tough days for kids in foster care

Birthdays can be tough days for kids in foster care   In a recent radio interview, Ron Adelson - the CEO of Aid to Adoption to Special Kids - made the comment that birthdays and holidays were the most difficult days of the year for kids in foster care.  What…

Lending a HELPING HAND to the Hopi Indian Reservation

Lending a HELPING HAND to the Hopi Indian Reservation Requests to provide children in need with a SAFE PLACE to SLEEP are received daily by Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”).  Families from throughout the State of Arizona travel far and wide to pick up twin beds, cribs, and other essential needs…

FOSTER PARENTS SEEK TO BREAK THE CYCLE

FOSTER PARENTS SEEK TO BREAK THE CYCLE It is so very sad to think of children growing up in the “care” of adults who put their needs and wants first.  It’s almost unimaginable to think of a home environment where mom would send her children out of the home to…

I MADE A NEW FRIEND THIS WEEK

I MADE A NEW FRIEND THIS WEEK What another great week at Arizona Helping Hands.  As always, we made friends - foster parents who came to us for assistance with their basic needs to make their homes comfortable and safe left with beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, safety products and more. …

TAX DOLLARS GIVE KIDS A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP!

TAX DOLLARS GIVE KIDS A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP! “We couldn’t afford beds for the girls, I didn’t know what to do!”  This was the comment made by a young couple who just took in their THREE nieces after the Arizona Department of Child Safety removed them from a dangerous…

TAX CREDIT DONATIONS MAKE TEENAGE BIRTHDAY DREAMS A REALITY!

TAX CREDIT DONATIONS MAKE TEENAGE BIRTHDAY DREAMS A REALITY! When Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) was recognized by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce as the STERLING AWARD Nonprofit Honoree for 2016, Salt River Project’s media department prepared a video about the Organization.  In it, Dan Shufelt, President and CEO stated “I’d…

HOW BIG IS YOUR HEART?

HOW BIG IS YOUR HEART? What an honor it is to serve as President & CEO of Arizona Helping Hands.  After being my own boss (with no employees!) for 25 years, setting my own schedule, not having to commute to an office, not having to report to others, my life…
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