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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A Full Saturday of Festive!
What a Saturday!
We wrapped, wrapped and wrapped thanks to all the volunteer support that came out ready to get things done!
We all were so busy and running around I didn't snap nearly all the pictures I wanted to.
Scout Cole was working on his Eagle project at the Arizonans for Children Mesa Visitation Center this evening. He and his team of over 50 volunteers did a deep clean and sanitize of the entire center, something that was greatly needed.
Keeping vulnerable kids visits safe and healthy, proving his natural leadership skills was a fantastic way to have a BIG impact on the lives of those we serve along with staff and volunteers.
Spotlessly clean refrigerator!
Completely disinfected and sanitized nursery!
Floors, tables, chairs, highchairs and booster seats scrubbed 100% clean!
Cleaned and organized!
In addition to collecting all the cleaning supplies Cole also collected new toys for the Annual Arizonans for Children Holiday party.
Meanwhile at the Arizonans for Children Phoenix Visitation Center....
This adorable family donated fresh Christmas trees along with everything needed to decorate them. The families at our center will get to choose a tree, pick a place for it to be displayed in the center and decorate it together something they otherwise would not be able to do together. This will create happy, healing memories and what a gift that is!
We would LOVE to have volunteers come in and share their family traditions with the families on site at both Visitation Centers. If you would like to enrich the holiday season consider volunteering at the center the week of 12/17-12/22. Email email@example.com to secure your spot on the calendar.
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…