Arizonans for Children Inc., incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, exists to facilitate opportunities and provide effective solutions to alleviate hardships and improve the fragile lives of the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in foster care.
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Crystal Reidy to join Arizonans for Children Board of Directors
Crystal Reidy recently retired after 23 years of service with the Arizona Army National Guard.
During her military career she was deployed twice including Central Command, Jordan and Iraq.
In her civilian life she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Organizational Management and raising her five
children along with her husband and fellow veteran Mario.
On the weekends, you can find the family working on their food truck, hosting events for their non-profit that
addresses food insecurities, or any other activity that lets them spend time together.
Reidy commented on her board membership by saying, “I am so honored to be a part of the Arizonans for
Children board. I have been blessed to see the impact this organization has on so many families.
From the foster families that care for the children to the biological parents who are working very hard to be
the person they need to be for their kids, Arizonans for Children steps in and makes miracles happen so healing
can begin and families can be together. It is my pleasure to serve this organization in any way.”
“We are thrilled to bring Crystal onto our board! She has been an amazing supporter and will bring tremendous
energy and an incredible skill set to our board” said Laura Pahules, Arizonans for Children’s Executive Director.
Crystal Reidy officially joined the Arizonans for Children Board of Directors on August 1st, 2018.
Arizonans for Children has been serving children in foster care since 2002, operating two visitation centers for family supervised visits as well as offering numerous programs and services to children in foster care including a tutor/mentor program.
All of us at Arizonans for Children were absolutely devastated to learn of the death of "The Cutest Monkey EVER!"
The Parent Aid that supervised visits between this baby and his mother and siblings came to me asking if we could hang his picture at our center. We have it up and will keep it there forever as he is forever in our hearts.
We hear news stories of kids being abused and neglected, we see those children. I cannot imagine having the job or the decisions that go along with it. Arizonans for Children cannot control what happens before and after time at our Visitation Centers but what we can do is ensure the time the families spend with us is as wonderful as possible.
In the words of this Parent Aid "his time spent at the center were happier times in his short life."
We are going to have our Arizonans for Children Costume Closet in honor of this life lost far too soon. The centers will be filled with pirates and princesses, skunks and skeletons, Batman a…
BREAKING NEWS! Healthy Mason Jar just announced they will provide a FREE meal with a toy for the Arizonans for Children Annual Holiday Party for kids in foster care! (while supplies last)
On Saturday November 17th from 2:00-4:00 Arizonans for Children will be collecting toys for the Annual Holiday Party for children in foster care. Each year about 1000 kids attend this party and it is often the only holiday type event they get to experience.
Stop by the Arizonans for Children Mesa Visitation Center with a toy, have a meal, do a craft activity and visit with Santa!
When: Saturday November 17th 2:00-4:00
Where: Arizonans for Children Mesa Visitation Center 1020 N.Horne, Mesa AZ 85203 (housed in Desert Heritage Church)
One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing the Mentor visit posts and updates. I so enjoy reading over Mentor logs and hearing about the changes in the kids lives. Sometimes they are very uplifting and sometimes I'll need to offer some guidance but either way having a consistent person in the child's life changes them. It gives the kids a restored hope, they start to believe in something. If you have joined the Arizonans for Children Facebook Group than you have seen Mentor Kathy and her Master Mentee. Kathy was matched with her mentee in May 2017 and their relationship continues to grow right along with her mentees confidence and exuberance for life. This past weekend Kathy took her Master Mentee to the i.d.e.a. museum in Mesa. Arizona is full of wonderful museums and activities that a Mentor can explore with their mentee!
In Kathy's words: "A morning at the museum with Master Mentee! This week he turned 7 years old! Happy Birthday Master Mentee, Happy Birthday t…