Events

Babies and toddlers ‘stroll’ to State Capitol on March 11 for Early Childhood Day

Annual advocacy day to feature first-ever Strolling Thunder™ Arizona; encourages policymakers to Think Babies™ The Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA) will host its Early Childhood Day on Wednesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Arizona State Capitol. The annual day of advocacy brings together families and early childhood champions to...

Annual Walk With Me Family Fun Walk & Kids Festival goes virtual

From Monday, March 23, through Saturday, March 28, Southwest Human Development will host its 12th annual and first virtual Walk With Me Family Fun Walk and Kids Festival to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children with disabilities. Walk With Me supporters can engage with others virtually by posting...

Mountain America and the Arizona Coyotes partner to support early childhood development

Mountain America Credit Union and the Arizona Coyotes have partnered to present the "Guiding You Forward" program to benefit Southwest Human Development. As the largest early childhood development nonprofit in Arizona, Southwest Human Development provides critical resources to 140,000 children and their families annually. “This new partnership with Mountain America Credit Union was brought about...

Gingerbread Kids Holiday Gift Drive brings in gifts for nearly 1,000 Valley children

Each year, our individual and corporate supporters from around the Valley join us to achieve a simple common goal: Ensuring children in need receive holiday gifts during this special time of year. Southwest Human Development's annual Gingerbread Kids Holiday Gift Drive started with only one corporate sponsor and gifts for 50-100...

Family Volunteer Day is almost here! Join us Saturday, Nov. 23!

Family Volunteer Day falls on Saturday, Nov. 23, this year and you're invited to join in on the fun! Family Volunteer Day, sponsored by Disney and Points of Light, is a chance for parents to demonstrate for their kids the importance of giving back to their community. Community volunteering also allows...

Annual Easterseals Golf Classic raises $81,400 for children with disabilities

Southwest Human Development held its 5th annual Easterseals Golf Classic on Thursday, Oct. 17, to benefit its Easterseals services for children with disabilities. The tournament, held at the Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, featured 18 holes of golf, a silent auction and a $1,000 raffle! “The Easterseals Golf Tournament is...

Valley high school STEM students competing in annual AT challenge

Southwest Human Development’s annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge presented by Nextiva Cares brings together Valley high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), coding and robotics teams to troubleshoot and create “real world” solutions using Internet of Things (IoT) technology that helps improve the lives of young children...

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...