In 2012 Desert Financial made a three-year, $150,000 grant commitment to support the Balsz Promise Neighborhood initiative led by Valley of the Sun United Way. The primary goal of this initiative, which focuses its efforts within the boundaries of the Balsz Elementary School District in east Phoenix, is to create a continuum of solutions from birth through college and career, that will ensure the youth of the community have the tools and resources that will most benefit them academically and socially.
A great deal of progress has been made through this initiative over the past two years, including:
Desert Financial has been more than a funder of this initiative—they have been actively involved in the work. Members of Desert Financial leadership have served on the Balsz Promise Neighborhood Advisory Council and many of its staff have volunteered at the VITA sites and literacy fairs. They have also sent volunteer groups to assemble School Readiness Kits and WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks to be distributed to children who are most in need of these resources.
Thank you to Desert Financial for making a real impact in the Balsz Promise Neighborhood community!
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to hunger relief and healthy eating.
Target Foundation supports United Way’s School Readiness Kits (SRKs) program.