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,…

Compassion and Caring found in the youth of our society

Compassion and Caring found in the youth of our society It seems these days that messages of hate and negativity abound. From the highest office in the land we hear insults directed toward religious groups, immigrants and others. Neo Nazis have been given a forum to preach white supremacy. Some…

Do you have what it takes to foster a child?

Do you have what it takes to foster a child (click to download) I was asked in a recent television interview, “Who can be a foster parent? Do you have to be perfect?” My response was, “No you certainly don’t, but you have to have a heart of gold and…

THE BOUNDLESS LOVE OF A REAL DAD!

Father’s Day is one of those days we look back and remember special men who truly earn the title “Dad”.  My Dad was one of them – a hard working man, he raised 8 kids who all still hold his memory so dear.  Life was different when I was growing…

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. …
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