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.
What a weekend at Arizonans for Children! Technology, technology and more technology!
We were very fortunate to be part of AZ Give Camp's Hack-a-Thon where teams of developers volunteer their time and expertise to engineer solutions for non-profits. The hack-a-thon started Friday afternoon at 3:00pm and went all the way until Sunday at 4:00pm!
Thanks to my new best friend Chris Huie, Arizonans for Children participated in this fantastic opportunity. Our team Tomas, Mandy and Cindy listened to our agency needs, tossed ideas around and came up with the perfect solution. This team developed an electronic check-in system that will offer faster check in and out times that will translate into more quality time spent on a visit for the families using the centers. This new system also tracks the data creating seamless reports while respecting and protecting the confidentiality of our clients. All of this was done with the knowledge that cost is always a factor in non-profits and th…
What do you get when you combine kids in foster care, goats and yoga? A wonderfully good time! Super BIG Thanks to Lil Goat Town for introducing the children we serve to your goats and yoga. The sunset was stunning, the goats hilarious and the laughter heart warming. This has to have been one of my very favorite events EVER! 🐏🐐🌵💓🧘♀️🧘♂️
The calming serenity of yoga coupled with the hilarity of the goats and the sunset on the beach sand, tiki torches surrounding the area - this was an evening the kids (and a staff, a board member and all the mentors) will never forget. There are times when I've talked to the kids in foster care as we interview them to match them with a volunteer Mentor when the kids cannot remember the last time they laughed. Thanks to Lil Goat Tow
As our current Visitation Center Coordinator makes plans for grad school we are actively accepting resume's for the position. We wish Paige the very best and thank her for her positive attitude and commitment to helping families heal.
The Visitation Center Coordinator is a vital position at Arizonans for Children and has to be filled with the right person. We are a small staff so we need someone who is a team player, willing to help as needed and a problem solver. Someone that identifies an issue and instead of focusing on what is wrong, finds a solution to make it right.
This is not a typical Monday - Friday position so flexibility is crucial.
The right person will be able to lead a team of volunteers, focus on their strengths and motivate the team to be welcoming and nonjudgmental with everyone utilizing the visitation centers.
If you are interested in this position please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as "Visitatio…