Arizonans for Children
On February 6, 2013 a New Playground
was built at Mesa Visitation Center
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Phoenix Visitation Center News...We are so excited to announce a new playground for our Phoenix Visitation Center.....
DESIGNED BY KIDS, BUILT BY VOLUNTEERS:
UNITEDHEALTHCARE, ARIZONANS FOR CHILDREN AND KaBOOM! BUILT PLAYGROUND IN JUST ONE DAY FOR PHOENIX CHILDREN
More than 200 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and Arizonans for Children, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Phoenix community on Saturday, Oct. 20 to build a new playground at Arizonans for Children’s Phoenix Visitation Center located at 1112 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in August.
The new playground will eventually serve thousands of children. Arizonans for Children’s Phoenix Visitation Center provides a comfortable and neutral environment specially designated for supervised visitations so that children who are wards of the state can establish and maintain the best possible relationship with non-custodial parents and family.
The Phoenix playground was the ninth built by KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare as part of the latter’s “Do Good. Live Well.” initiative – a campaign to inspire service and volunteerism among the company’s employees. This Phoenix project represents one of more than 150 playground builds KaBOOM! will lead across the country in
2012 in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
NEW PHOENIX VISITATION CENTER OPENS
We are so excited to announce our beautiful new Visitation Center in Phoenix. We opened July 2, 2012, and are so grateful to all the volunteers who helped make this possible. Our dream of owning our own building was made possible by the generosity of The Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation and many other donors. The Phoenix Visitation Center is perfectly located at 1112 West Camelback Road, and is accessible by bus, taxi, lightrail, car and bicycle.
Since our move we are already experiencing record numbers of families. Early responses have been extremely positive with the new location.
As of March 31, 2013 we have served 362,384 people.
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CHECK OUT OUR NEW FREE AND LOW COST ACTIVITY RESOURCES FOR TUTOR/MENTORS
AFC’s Foster Children's Tutoring and Mentoring Program is a non-site based, volunteer driven program designed to help school-aged foster youth set and achieve academic and personal goals.
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Life Book Program
A "Life Book" is a collection of photos, phrases, artwork and memorabilia that together tell a story and create a life record for foster children who are no longer living with their biological parents. The book provides the means to connect the child to his/her biological family. Learn more >>
AFC has developed a variety of special programs, which ensure that special interests, leadership development, and recreational opportunities are addressed. Please check often for upcoming events and new programs for our foster children. Learn more >>
Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. We have over 300 volunteers who operate the three Visitation Centers, make the Life Books, act as tutors/mentors, help with the special events and provide special expertise in the legal, accounting, auditing and construction fields. Learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life. Volunteer to help Arizona's foster children >>
Please open your hearts to the most vulnerable members of our community. Arizona’s children need your help. 100% of your donation goes to the foster children's programs--- none will go for administration or fundraising.
Arizonans for Children is a qualifying charitable organization under Arizona tax laws (A.R.S. 43-1088---tax credit for donations to the working poor) therefore cash donations are entitled to a tax credit of up to $200 for single and $400 for married couple filing joint return. This tax credit can reduce taxes for these tax filers more than a regular deduction for contributions to charitable nonprofits, because they may get a dollar-for-dollar reduction in taxes owed.
Contributions can also be given to umbrella organizations, such as Valley of the Sun or Mesa United Way, provided the taxpayer designates that donations be directed to Arizonans for Children. United Way number: 3333085