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Thank you MCSO! Arizonans for Children Little Community Library

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Arizonans for Children provides services for children in the foster care system.  We could not do all the good we do without community support and MCSO has become vital in helping these families heal.



In April of 2018 I saw a post on social media about a local agency auctioning “Little Community Libraries” that had been painted by local artists.  I really wanted a library at each of the Arizonans for Children Visitation Centers so I bid on my two favorites.  I was quickly outbid. That same weekend we started a new group of kids in our STEM class; a series that Arizonans for Children has for kids in foster care to make sure they have access to the technology they need to be successful in school.  During this class there were two 15-year-old boys, not related, not in the same group home placement, neither have an IEP or 504 plan but neither could write their names.  15-year-old boys that will age out of the system in 3 years and they cannot write their names!
This same time frame Danie…

UPDATE - Rocking Chairs for the Visitation Centers - January 2019 goal

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A Rocking Chair - a wonderfully comforting spot full of bonding opportunities. 
January 2019 goal - a rocking chair in every visitation area of both Arizonans for Children Visitation Centers. New or gently loved rockers can be dropped off or delivered to:
Arizonans for Children Phoenix Visitation Center 
1112 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix AZ 85013 M-F 9-6 Sat 10-2 Arizonans for Children Mesa Visitation Center
1020 N. Horne, Mesa AZ 85203 M-F 10-6 or Sat 10-2 There are also options for rocking chairs on the Arizonans for Children Amazon Smile Wish List:
Amazon Wish List

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Update:
On 1/10/2019 we received out first rocking chair donation at the Arizonans for Children Phoenix Visitation Center!



Our friend and supporter Rachel dropped off a rocking chair to our Phoenix Visitation Center.  I left it in the lobby until I can decide where to put it but for the entire rest of the day there were parents sitting in the rocker, rocking their children. …

End of Year Giving - STEM Pi-oneer

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When I first started working with children in foster care I was shocked to realize that many kids have zero access to technology in their group homes or foster placements. How are they doing homework without access to technology?

When the need becomes apparent, Arizonans for Children finds a way to meet the need. We started the STEM Pi-oneer class that upon completion of a series of classes the child takes the entire computer system with them. A fully functioning micro computer called a Raspberry Pi, a monitor, mouse and key board to every single child that completes the class series! In the class the kids build/assemble their Pi, learn basic programming languages, explore the vast functionality of the computer all while having workshops and presentations on things like neuroscience, financial literacy and internet safety and security. Arizonans for Children goal - every school age child in the foster care system have their own computer system. There are several ways you can help sup…

Spreading Holiday Cheer Episode 4: Let's Do This!

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Holiday Cheer from the University of Phoenix

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The holidays can be brutal for families who are effected by the foster care system.  For the kids each holiday represents a milestone of their time in care.

Thanks for our community we can make the holidays a bit more cheerful.
The University of Phoenix shared their fantastic creations from a Gingerbread House and Christmas Tree contest with Arizonans for Children. 

M Load Services helped get these beautifully decorated trees and gingerbread houses to the Phoenix Visitation Center.  We could not have done it without their help! 


Thank you Alexander & Gavin!


The children at the Visitation Center watched with wonder as tree after tree and gingerbread house after gingerbread house were pulled from the moving truck.  All excited to see what would come in next!










The generosity of The University of Phoenix has transformed the Arizonans for Children Phoenix Visitation Center into a holiday wonderland.  Together we can create memories that allow the families to heal.
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