Thanks to our donor support, we are able to provide 520 WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks every Friday during the school year. This year, the backpacks include pantry staples like rice, pasta, and items for family meals to help feed an entire family for a weekend.
As technology continues to surround us in our day to day lives, having the right computer skills is almost essential. October is Computer Learning Month! In preparation, here are several ways for you to use computers to advance your own knowledge or support children in their education locally.
You don’t have to be an elected official to make your voice heard! Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you have changed your address or need to get registered for the first time, now is the time to do it! Don’t let missing a deadline keep you from being able to vote on important topics in your community.
Hunger is a big problem in Maricopa County. When a person is hungry, they lose health, focus, and energy. With 87,000 households in the Valley not knowing where their next meal is coming from, finding a way to participate in Hunger Action Month is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty.
The news of the tragedy left in the shadows of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma continues to spread as neighborhoods are left devastated. People across the country are looking for ways to help and reach out to the victims of these storms so their lives can be put back together and their communities rebuilt. If you are looking for a way to provide hurricane relief assistance, these resources are a great start.
The Arizona Cardinals with Valley of the Sun United Way are helping schools across Arizona get into gear for the new school year with Character Playbook. The program started in Arizona last year, helping 3,262 students at 42 schools to learn more about healthy relationships and resolving conflict.
Poverty greatly impacts students on many levels. Coming to school hungry, with holes in their shoes and lack of a jacket can set the tone for the day. Sitting in class with a decaying tooth or unaddressed illness impacts a student’s ability to fully engage in their learning.