Your involvement in Affinity Groups transforms not only the lives of kids, families, and neighborhoods in our community, but your life too! Our variety of groups, offer a space for you to unite in the fight to end poverty.
Do you know where you’re sleeping tonight? On any given day in Maricopa County, 6,000 people don’t know where they’ll spend the night. They’re looking for a place to sleep under an overpass, a bush or tree, or maybe a car. Another 20 percent experience chronic homelessness, meaning they haven’t had a home for at least a year or multiple times in recent years and have a disability. Valley of the Sun United Way wants to reduce homelessness in our community by 75 percent by 2020.
The summer slide is not as fun as it sounds, it refers to the loss of learning that children can experience in the summer months. You can help your child keep their literacy skills up over the summer just by mixing a few minutes of reading into each day!