News Releases


February 2013: Thunderbirds Charities donates $100,000 to expand ADAPT Shop services.

December 2013: Annual 'Walk With Me' family fun event to benefit young children with disabilities

November 2013: Happy Teeth Project gets families to talk floss with Southwest Human Development

April 2013: Valley nonprofit to host 'Walk With Me' benefiting children with disabilities

March 2013: Safeway's People with Disabilities fundraising campaign begins March 29

November 2012: Paradise Valley Community College students reach out to children in the community with 'Festival of Tales'

November 2012: Southwest Human Development participates in inaugural #GivingTuesday, a National Day of Giving

November 2012: Paradise Valley Community College recognizes community partners and donors who support education

June 2012: Be Book Smart with Reading Is Fundamental and Macy's

June 2012: Southwest Human Development's Angelica Vilaverde one of 11 recognized at The White House as a Head Start “Champion of Change.”

March 2012: Ginger Ward, Southwest founder and CEO, receives a Leader of Distinction Award from the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE).

August 2011: Easter Seals Southwest Human Development welcomes Dr. Daniel B. Kessler to Children’s Developmental Center.

July 2011: Southwest receives grant from March of Dimes -- Arizona Chapter.

June 2011: Southwest receives $45,000 grant to support child abuse prevention program.

May 2011: Sweet Tomatoes hosts annual cookie fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals services for children with disabilities.

May 2011: Ginger Ward, Southwest founder and CEO, elected to esteemed ZERO TO THREE board of directors.

May 2011: Four new community leaders from the Valley have been elected to the Southwest Human Development Board of Directors.

March 2011: Southwest Human Development opens the state’s first comprehensive facility serving children ages birth to five with disabilities and behavioral challenges.

December 2010: Southwest Human Development receives statewide support to offer services to more Arizona families.

December 2010: For a third year in a row Southwest Human Development is recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as being one of the Valley’s Best Places to Work.

November 2010: Humana names Southwest Human Development winner of $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit – Arizona Grant.

September 2010: Second annual Portraits of Opportunity photography exhibit to help raise funds for early childhood services.

July 2010: More than $700,000 in grants strengthens Southwest Human Development programs.

July 2010: Southwest’s Birth to Five Helpline offers Arizona parents hope before frustrations become unmanageable.


December 2009: Southwest Human Development again named one of the Valley’s Best Places to Work.

April 2009: Safeway holds in-store campaign to benefit Easter Seals Southwest Human Development.

July 2009: Feeding Program for Infants and Young Children benefits from charitable donations.