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Aris Foundation http://www.arisfoundation.com/
Aris Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was originally established to care for homeless young adults within the East Valley. While that remains our focus, we have expanded our mission to include all individuals, homeless or housed, who need care. We provide food, clothing and hygiene items. Mostly, we provide resources and a connection to loving volunteers who care.
Azcend https://azcend.org/ Founded in 1966, AZCEND changes lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. Last fiscal year (2017/2018), AZCEND served 16,989 unique individuals from 5,794 households.
Backpacks 4 Kids Az https://www.bp4kidsaz.com/
Backpacks 4 Kids AZ mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies to students most in need. "Love Bundles" are provided to children who have been displaced due to neglect, abuse, abandonment. Bags are given to shelters, resource centers, foster parent agency's, schools and may also go to families with very limited resources. Through donations, Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is able to support the mental wellbeing and comfort of children during a stressful time in their lives.
Brighter View Foundation https://brighterviewfoundation.org/
Our mission is working to positively impact life for people with intellectual, developmental, and cognitive disabilities, seniors and those that care for them. We do this by providing health and wellness education, quality support services and by working to remove barriers to opportunities in the community. The goal of this amazing foundation is to provide supportive independent living resources to under-served seniors, individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and caregivers that care for them.
Eagle Pathway https://www.eaglepathway.org/
Eagle Pathway empowers youth and young mothers who have experienced foster care or homelessness in Arizona to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services.
Fans Across America https://fansacrossamerica.org/ Initially Fans was formed to assist families that struggle with the financial burden brought on by the care of a seriously ill or special needs child. In 2010 FANS became aware of the increasing number of Homeless Students and Homeless Families in Transition within the Chandler Unified School District. In an effort to fill the gap and provide help for those in need, FANS stepped in and now assists Homeless Students / Families in Transition within the Chandler School District, other Valley and surrounding school districts and Social Service Agencies to support and advocate for families to keep children in school. In 2012 FANS pledged support to Victims and children of Domestic Violence residing in Shelters. FANS provides basic daily living necessities allowing families to use their limited financial resources for priorities such as food and shelter.
For Our City https://forourcitychandler.org/ In 2009, a group of nonprofits, faith based organizations, and businesses in Chandler started to meet and discuss needs they were seeing in the community. This group grew to include others who were interested in making a difference through collaboration.
Other Side Ministries https://www.othersideministries.org/
A 501c3 nonprofit founded in April, 2016. A love based ministry providing HOPE for our community through meals, resources, connections, and education.
Just Serve https://www.justserve.org/
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.
Who I Am Foundation https://www.whoiamfoundation.org/
A national Non-Profit Organization predominately focused on bettering communities nationwide.
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income women in Tempe maintain their dignity and health by distributing feminine hygiene products to those in need.
You Matter Too https://www.youmattertoo2017.org/
“You Matter Too” was founded in November of 2017 after Nicole Mayfield became fed up with seeing her social media timeline inundated with stories about children committing suicide because of being bullied. "I am where I am today because God put compassion in my heart to reach out to kids that were/are victims of bullying to show them that they are special, loved, needed, belonged and that someone cares about them. I wanted to help build their self-esteem and confidence no matter what negativity and mean things the bullies made them believe about themselves that isn’t the truth."
Zuri's Circle https://www.zuriscircle.org/ Even though Zuri’s family was already doing things to give back in the community before she was even born, Zuri transformed the very way that we would impact homeless and families moving forward. With limited funding we began assisting homeless individuals providing them with water, hygiene and food to help ease the struggles they were dealing with on the streets. As we began to see so much need not just for homeless but for families our dedication to giving back, both on the streets and in the communities where we lived grew. We then started organizing in a way to help assist families that were struggling bringing to life our annual feed the community event.
Zuri’s Circle became a 501c3 officially in 2014 giving us the opportunity to connect with other nonprofits in the community and the opportunity grow to provide programs for youth. Zuris Circle is work is aimed at helping homeless with their essential needs (water, food and clothing), assisting families and elderly with furniture, everyday essentials, school supplies, uniforms and food as needed, also by directing them to a database of other resources that can provide rent, medical, and dental assistance. Our goal is to provide empowerment for youth, teens, and adults through activities, programs and interactive camps.
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