Easing Insecurities of Teens in Foster Care

ARIZONA HELPING HANDS is the largest provider of basic needs for the 15,000 children in foster care throughout the State. “Basic Needs” is a varied and wide category – it naturally includes things like clothing, diapers and personal care items. We take it much farther, and include a bed or…

We wish we didn’t need your support, but…

I enjoy sharing the work we do every day at Arizona Helping Hands with our community. I believe it’s important to spread the word of a small charity making a BIG difference for the 15,000+ children in foster care in Arizona. A Safe Place to Sleep, a Backpack to start…

How Important Is It To Start The School Year Prepared For Success?

Another school year has begun throughout Arizona.  Boys and girls, ages 5 to 18 are headed back to school to learn, to grow, to interact with peers and to take another step to becoming our future leaders. The back to school process places huge burdens on families – getting their…

I WOULD LOVE NOT TO HAVE TO DO THIS NEXT YEAR!

My family recently was lunching at an outdoor restaurant when my 3-year old granddaughter was approached by a little girl (“P”) who asked her to run around in the grass with her.  They had fun (and burned off some energy during the wait for our food) exploring together.  When the…

Why Do You Foster?

May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  It’s a time to reflect on boys and girls in foster care and the families who open their hearts and homes to care for them.  Local charity Arizona Helping Hands (“AHH”) is the largest provider of basic needs to the thousands of children in…

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY OF PHILANTHROPY RAISES THE BAR!

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY OF PHILANTHROPY RAISES THE BAR! At Arizona Helping Hands, we have the privilege of connecting with businesses who understand the importance of giving back to the communities in which they operate.  Company sponsored collection drives have generated thousands of items to help in our Birthday Dreams program, our…

I LOVE being a Grandpa!

I LOVE being a Grandpa! I absolutely LOVE being a Grandfather.  Having my six-year old Grandson run up to me with a huge smile yelling “GRANDPA” is a complete joy.  I love watching my two grandchildren grow and develop into such amazing individuals without the responsibility and the worry of…

Is a THANK YOU note a lost art?

Is a THANK YOU note a lost art? My office wall at Arizona Helping Hands is papered with Thank You notes.  There are notes of gratitude from foster parents for the help we’ve provided with beds and cribs, notes from kids for bikes or gifts they’ve received from us through…

UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN

UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.  He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  These words are from Isaiah 9:6.  That baby was born in a manger on a cold night, facing…

GIVING THANKS

GIVING THANKS For me, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  It’s a day we gather with family and friends, and express gratitude for the blessings we’ve been given.  Around our table, and I hope at most of yours, the biggest thank you is for that circle of people – parents, children,…
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