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Arizonans for Children - a week in review May 2019

One of our favorite things at Arizonans for Children is to see updates from our Mentors.  Mentor Bridget shared this update:

"My Mentee and I participated in a walk for St. Jude children and then enjoyed being pampered later, with Jel manicures."

Thank you Bridget for showing this young lady in the foster care system how good it feels to participate in a walk that benefits the community!  Your nails look lovely ladies!

Hands on Greater Phoenix invited Arizonans for Children to the Biltmore to pick up duffel bags that were beautifully decorated and stuffed with goodness!  We will hand these out at our Back 2 School Bash in July for teens in foster care.  This is a great start to collecting what we will need to make this event a success.
Thank you Sales Force and Hands on Greater Phoenix!

The Arizonans for Children Phoenix Visitation saw our first Sack Meal donation thanks to Ariel!

I spoke with a mom that had visits with her children that day.  She was so grateful to have a …

WearMe Pro - Changing the lives of children in foster care!

I don't remember how we connected but meeting the folks from WearMe Pro has been life changing, especially for the children we serve at Arizonans for Children - kids in the foster care system.

For a couple years now WearMe Pro has donated thousands of sun glasses to Arizonans for Children.  We have given them out at our Annual Holiday Party for kids in foster care for 2 years in a row and this year at the Foster Festival at Enchanted Island Amusement Park.  The WearMe Pro table was always full of kids choosing the perfect pair.  They even brought the WearMe Pro mascot Ivy whom the kids (and adults adored!)
We passed out glasses at our Back 2 School Bash and will be doing so again this July along with backpacks and school supplies.

These glasses make the kids feel special and deserving.  They frequently comment that they have never had anything as nice as these glasses.

A while back I met with the WearMe Pro team and they had some great ideas to help out Arizonans for Children.  They b…

A Week of Arizonans for Children - Foster Care Awareness Month

It started off with us in the elevator.....
And in an office!  Love Wacky Wednesday and reconnecting with beautiful people! 

Midday break on the giant bear!

Andrea had a great idea to use some of the paper donation from Impact Printing as a conversation starter.  We learned about what favorite foods the families have, what their favorite game is and what smells they like best.

With Mother's Day coming up we had a donation of tea cups beautifully wrapped and ready for the kids to choose one for their mom, foster mom, PA, case manager, therapist or who ever they want to gift the tea cups to.

We were even on Sonoran Living!  Click the link below to watch:
Arizonans for Children on Sonoran Living Live

Tom and Kristina were the first to donate for the annual Arizonans for Children Back 2 School Bash/Resource Fair for teens in foster care!  And they brought in this amazing rainbow sloth!!
We will get about 100 teens in foster care at our Back 2 School Bash/Resource Fair.  If you would like to h…