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…

BIRTHDAY DREAMS ARE FILLED FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN FOSTER CARE!

BIRTHDAY DREAMS ARE FILLED FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN FOSTER CARE! In Arizona, according to the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) “Family Foster Home Care Rates and Fees Schedule”, the State provides foster families with a “Special Needs Allowance”. This allowance is “Available to assist foster parents with expenses such…

A “SHOUT OUT” and A HELPING HAND TO DCS CASEWORKERS

A “SHOUT OUT” and A HELPING HAND TO DCS CASEWORKERS What does it take to be a DCS (Department of Child Safety) caseworker? DCS has shared a video on their website for all interested candidates to view titled “A Realistic Look at a Career in DCS”. Watching this 20+ minute…

HELP children in foster care AND Make Money by doing so!

HELP children in foster care AND Make Money by doing so! This is NOT a Ponzi scheme!  The Arizona State Legislature has created an opportunity for taxpayers to MAKE MONEY by donating to Organizations that provide services to boys and girls in foster care.  The Arizona Foster Care tax credit…

Three Women, 19 years, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of kids!

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/opinions/three-women-pitch-brighten-holidays-az-children/ Three Women, 19 years, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of kids! In 1998 Judge Paul Donaldson and his wife Kathy formed ARIZONA HELPING HANDS (“AHH”) as a volunteer group to do good deeds for others. Kathy had made a promise to her dying sister, Patty Neroni to do ONE GOOD DEED…
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