During the recent Arizona StandDown, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton celebrated an incredible accomplishment – Phoenix is the first city in the nation to end chronic homelessness among veterans. This is a huge step forward as a community. We applaud his dedication to this important work and know it’s the first step toward a larger goal.
That’s why Valley of the Sun United Way, the City of Phoenix and nearly 30 other organizations have come together with the goal of ending chronic homelessness in the Valley by Jan. 1, 2016.
Lawrence never imagined he would experience homelessness. He never thought he would one day tell stories of how for two years he would make do in a park, with the grass as his bed and paperback books to pass the time.
The holidays are filled with family, celebration and gift giving. Why not put literacy at the top of your holiday list? It’s a great time of year to build the kind of love of literacy that will last life-long.
The Helping the Working Poor tax credit allows Arizona taxpayers to donate up to $400 and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit.
Your 100% tax-deductible donation provides hard working families a much-needed hand up which breaks the cycle of poverty for many.
Join me for the Million Minutes Volunteer Reading Challenge. The goal is as exciting as it is bold: to collectively read one million minutes to local children by May 2014. Reading is the foundation for a child’s success in school and life and is more important than ever.
Before her career as a Destination Graduation coach at Camelback High School, Kelly Irvin spent most her life on and off the streets of Phoenix. But today, thanks to Kelly's dedication to education, hard work and the Destination Graduation program, students like Eric can find their way home and on the path to a bright future.
A poverty simulation. United Way was going to show me what it's like to be poor in less than two hours. I thought I had it in the bag. I know how to dress up ramen so it seems like a real meal. I've donated plasma to make rent. I could handle this.
But I soon found out that real poverty - the kind that exists without a car your parents bought you - is an all-consuming syndrome. It's a collection of afflictions that feed on each other and conspire to perpetuate the cycle.