The Valley of the Sun United Way Making Choices Simulation bridges the gap from misconception and assumptions, to understanding that at any given moment one of us could be susceptible to experiencing poverty in our lifetime.
The goal of the program is to provide Pantry Packs to 1,500 students, in Maricopa County every month during the school year, to ensure they and their families have food staples to get them through the month.
With the support of hundreds of volunteers, Valley of the Sun United Way’s Project Connect program has helped those who are experiencing, or on the brink of, homelessness. Since this program’s inception in 2008, Project Connect has served more than 22,000.
Valley of the Sun United Way will continue to provide relief for our Maricopa County neighbors struggling in these areas, respond to emerging needs, address racial, social, economic and educational inequities, and when the time is right, help our community rebuild.
Find ways you can still support our Community and neighbors. Please follow recommended guidelines if you wish to volunteer at an organization in our community. Many agencies are taking precautions to keep volunteers and clients safe during this time.
Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resilience and learn to trust and heal. Now more than ever, Free Arts is vital in helping children cope with and navigate these uncertain times.