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. Kesslerto 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.

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