Events

Educare Arizona to receive Red Nose Day grant, tune in to NBC on May 23

Educare Arizona, home to one of Southwest Human Development's Early Head Start and Head Start programs, will benefit from the Red Nose Day campaign on May 23. Red Nose Day is a national fundraising campaign started by the nonprofit Comic Relief that focuses on ending child poverty by funding programs...

Valley businesses participate in #GrowAReader Virtual Book Drive during May

Local restaurants and businesses are encouraging their customers to support early childhood literacy during the month of May through Southwest Human Development’s virtual book drive, Grow A Reader. The campaign aims to provide books for children in low-income communities. According to a Scholastic Access to Books report, the average child has...

Care2Act encourages companies to forge community connections

Networking group provides for-profit companies with the tools, connections and support needed to increase community engagement One need not work for a nonprofit to make a notable impact in the surrounding community. That’s the sentiment behind a new initiative aimed at helping professionals at for-profit companies give back to the...

Walk With Me raises $132,000 for young children with disabilities

Southwest Human Development held its 11th Annual Walk With Me Family Fun Walk and Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 23, to benefit its Easterseals services for children with disabilities. The morning-long event featured fun activities for adults and kids of all ages, food and drinks, games, crafts and more! Sponsored by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, Humana,...

Easterseals honors legacy of impact with 100th anniversary

In 2019, Easterseals celebrates 100 years of impact in the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs, their families and communities throughout America as a powerful advocate and innovative provider of services as one in four Americans today live with disability according to a 2018 report...

Safeway donates $35,000 to disabilities services for young kids

The Safeway Foundation, part of the Albertsons Companies and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, recently donated a $35,000 community grant to Southwest Human Development at the grand opening of its brand-new Queen Creek Safeway store located at 40950 N. Ironwood Drive. As part of the...

Festival of Tales to provide thousands of free children’s books and promote literacy

Families invited to enjoy a full day of storytelling and cultural activities at Festival of Tales Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Southwest Human Development are proud to partner in hosting the Winter Festival of Tales, a free community literacy event offering storytelling and cultural activities for children and families from...

Donate to make an impact for Arizona kids this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will...

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Back to School Drive: Help students start the school year ready for success

Editorial Note: The July 2018 Back-to-School Drive of school supplies has ended. Financial contributions can be made to our August Back-to-School Campaign in partnership with Quicken Loans via Crowdrise. Southwest Human Development is partnering with Famous Dave's locations for the fourth annual Back-to-School Supply Drive, giving the community an opportunity to...