Helping Others in the West Valley
Jen's Note: Lots of children and families in the West Valley are in need of a helping hand during this time of the year. Here are a few resources where you can help. PLEASE let me know of any organizations we should add here. Cheers!
Please visit our NONPROFITS page as many of these organizations may take donations, as well.
Boys and Girls Club
Tri-City West Thornwood Branch
301 E. Western Avenue
Avondale, Arizona 85323
**Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Tri-City West / Thornwood Branch also suffered serious flooding during a monsoon. That Branch has already reopened.
Rebuilding will take months, and recovering financially may take even longer. Even with insurance, the cost of three deductibles is significant, and we won’t be able to provide all the opportunities our kids need if we can’t make up the difference quickly.
Donate now and Cox Communications will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix needs your support. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, and we simply cannot do it without you. Please donate now. For every dollar donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, $.89 directly benefits Club members.
Spirit of Giving Weekend
Friday, December 19th
Saturday, December 20th
More info coming soon.
From 2013 - ABC15
Glendale's Spirit of Giving Weekend will celebrate and showcase numerous community organizations and non-profits that make a positive difference in the lives of Valley residents. This is an opportunity to make the public aware of the different organizations serving our communities, and show appreciation for the important roles they play while improving the quality of life here in Glendale and the surrounding areas.
Visitors are encouraged to bring donated items to Spirit of Giving weekend.
A New Leaf is a comprehensive, non-profit 501(c) 3, human service agency that has been "helping families ... changing lives" for over 40 years.
Your gifts provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence; emergency shelter for hundreds of men, women and children; transitional housing for those who have been homeless; and supportive services like emergency utility assistance, childcare, employment counseling and financial training for those who are struggling to regain their independence.
To refer a Goodyear resident or Goodyear family you feel may be in need of assistance through the Fill-A-Need program, call 623-882-7081.
Referrals/Applications must be received by October 17, 2014
Donations will be accepted through December 5, 2013
The Goodyear Fill-A-Need program is gearing up to brighten the holiday season by helping connect families in need with the generous gifts and donations made available by City of Goodyear employees, residents and local businesses. The program traditionally provides gifts for children such as toys, clothing, and school supplies.
Donations of items and monetary contributions can be made in the City Hall lobby at 190 N. Litchfield Road (Litchfield and Van Buren). Please leave donated items unwrapped. All donations and purchased items are wrapped and personally delivered by volunteers.
Please DO NOT wrap the gift item donations. All donated and purchased items are wrapped and personally delivered by volunteers.
Shop with a Cop
The Shop With a Cop Program has many people to thank and many people involved. The program is sponsored by Pebble Creek HomeTours and facilitated with the help of many Goodyear businesses. Goodyear PD's Volunteers organize the day and it begins by serving breakfast to the children selected through an application process generated from Goodyear school officials' nominations.
Next, the children are taken to the Goodyear Wal-Mart on Estrella Parkway by an escort of well lit police cars, motorcycles, SAU vehicle, etc. Santa has the chance to visit with kids and provide gifts, love and laughter.
Each child is presented with a gift certificate, and then the shopping spree begins!
Goodyear Police Officers and Volunteers help the kids pick out toys. The children chose gifts for themselves as well as for their family members. The generosity of community businesses is what helps make this event such a great success.
New Life Center
New Life Center offers shelter, safety and services to families seeking independent, violence-free lives. High-quality programs demonstrate respect for the individual and a serene environment in which families can heal and plan for the future.
Items not used by our residents are sold at Hope’s Closet and all proceeds from the sale are used to support the Center. Please know that every donation—whether used at the Center or sold to benefit our programs—is used for the direct benefit of families at New Life!
New Life Center is grateful to receive generous support from community members. They always have ongoing campus needs, so please feel free to look at their list. And if you are interested in making a donation please call the Community Development Manager at 623-932-4404.
At Hope's Closet Thrift Store we are always in need of donations of personal care items, clothing, furniture, household items, electronics and other miscellaneous items. Your donations help fund the cost of providing comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence.
Donations can be dropped off at the store Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The address for Hope's Closet Thrift Store is: 415 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.
Pick-ups for large items can be arranged by calling the store directly at (623) 925-0965.
YMCA of the Southwest Valley
2919 N. Litchfield Road
Goodyear, Arizona 85395
The Y is a charity, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With programs from A to Z—like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.
Website to donate.
Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank
405 E. Harrison Dr
Avondale, AZ, 85323
Walk-Ins Served - No Referral Required
Free Clothing; Homeless Kit and Shower Facility, Financial Aid to Pay Utilities,
School Uniforms for needy students in Summer time;
Thanksgiving Food Boxes & Christmas Food Boxes & Gifts
* Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.
Donations And Volunteers Please contact us directly by phone to donate and/or volunteer.
Catholic Charities Community Services - West Valley
7400 W. Olive Avenue, #10
Peoria, AZ 85345
Donate online here.
Whether you give of your time, talent or treasure, with your support, we will continue to help our community's most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives.
There are lots of ways to help from donating your vehicle to including Catholic Charities in your will or estate plan or volunteering. Just click the links and select the one that's right for you.