We believe in helping kids have a better relationship with food and more focus on their education, not their hunger.
When children are hungry, they cannot focus in class, putting them behind their classmates. This brings stress and anxiety into the classroom for the student, their peers, and the teacher, impacting the entire learning environment. Some children rely on school for all their meals and may not have access to nutritious food at home over the weekends.
Thanks to our generous donors, kids have food over the weekend and come to school Monday ready to learn. WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks are a way for children in food insecure homes to discreetly receive meals for their family before leaving school for the weekend. After we fill plastic bags with the items needed, thanks to the help of our volunteers, we deliver these bags to local schools each Friday so they can be taken home in a child’s backpack at the end of the day.
Maybe you’ve heard the name United Way, but do you know what it means to have a United Way in your community? We want you to get to know us better by hearing from our very own Valley of the Sun United Way employees!
Take a peek at the New Year philanthropic resolutions our Board Chair, Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, shares with Valley of the Sun United Way!
Find a volunteer opportunity that works for you this month!
A new year means new resolutions! If you are looking to get more involved in your community, we have 3 ways you can start this month!
‘Tis the season of giving and with these awesome ideas you can include your community in your ways to give back. Here are 5 things going on with Valley of the Sun United Way that you can be a part of.
Every person counts. Every donation counts. This giving season we are uniting the power of a donation.
Check out a piece of the letter from our CEO, Carla Vargas Jasa, from our 2019 Impact Report.
There are so many volunteer opportunities throughout Phoenix in December. Check them out and sign up today!
Tocqueville Society members had a great time celebrating their 30th year anniversary at Arizona Science Center. Learn more about what being a member means!
Although this may be top of mind with the holidays coming up, it is important to fight to end hunger year-round. Check out these tips for things you can do in our community.
Hunger is not a simple problem. This year, 41 million Americans will worry about where their next meal will come from. They are food-insecure, struggling to provide or eat enough each day.