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Not every kid in foster care has seen the snow...

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What a special reward for studying and making a good grade in school!! Thanks for being a special friend to your mentee @Mackenzie.Annette! We appreciate you! #NationalMentoringMonth#MentorsNeeded#ArizonansForChildren#8HoursAMonth#2HoursAWeek#FosterLivesMatter#FosterCare#FosterKids#FromStatistic2Success#MentorsMakeADifference #Flagstaff #SnowDay #Tubing
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Bringing joy and happiness to a foster child...PRICELESS!

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MY NEW MENTOR!!!!!

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Smiles, a hug, and a pinky promise! Beginning of a great friendship!

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This morning started out with smiles, a hug, and a pinkie promise 😅! Thank you Sarah for opening your life to be a friend and support to Jane! We appreciate you! Here's to many new adventures ahead! #MentorsNeeded#ArizonansForChildren#FromStatistic2Success#PinkyPromise#FosterKids#FosterLivesMatter#FosterCare#HelpingFamiliesHeal#8HoursAMonth#2HoursAWeek#ThankYou

ArizonansForChildren.org/page/mentor


The new mentor/mentee high 5!

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Thank you Lisa for opening your heart to being a friend and support for "Jane"! We appreciate you! Here's to many new adventures together!#ThankYou#MentorsNeeded#FromStatistic2Success#ArizonansForChildren#8HoursAMonth#2HoursAWeek#HelpingFamiliesHeal#FosterCare#FosterLivesMatter#FosterKids#NationalMentoringMonth


Another pinky promise!

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Another day, another pinkie promise! Thank you Larissa for opening your heart to be a mentor for "Johnny"! Here's to many new adventures ahead!#ThankYou#MentorsNeeded#ArizonansForChildren#FosterLivesMatter#FosterKids#FosterCare#MLK#MLKDay#MakingADifference#FromStatistic2Success#HelpingFamiliesHeal#8HoursAMonth#2HoursAWeek#Mentors#PinkyPromise

Thank you Durso Boxing and Fitness!

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Thank you @DursoBoxingAndFitness for opening your doors for our Mentors to bring their mentees for free classes! We appreciate you! #ArizonansForChildren#FosterLivesMatter#FosterKids#FosterCare#MLK#MLKDay#MakingADifference#FromStatistic2Success#HelpingFamiliesHeal#8HoursAMonth#2HoursAWeek

Mentors make the difference!

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Thank you Lisa for spending time with your mentee! Fun activities are important in the life of a child in a foster care group home! Thanks for being there for her! #ThankYou #MentorsNeeded #MakingADifference #FosterLivesMatter #FosterCare #FosterKids #FromStatistic2Success #HelpingFamiliesHeal #ArizonansForChildren #8HoursAMonth #2HoursAWeek

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

#HelpingFamiliesHeal#FosterCare#SupervisedVisits#Reunification


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. …