Events

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Five tips for successful Walk With Me fundraising

Walk With Me is just a month away and participants are continuing to help raise money to support Arizona's youngest children with disabilities. Step into Walk With Me fundraising with your best foot forward by adding a list of simple tips and tricks to your fundraising playbooks: Set a goal Setting a...

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Save the date: Walk With Me family fun walk to benefit children with disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_LSQGC3mME&t=8s Walk With Me Presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation Southwest Human Development will host the tenth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and carnival to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children with disabilities. More than 1,500 community members are anticipated to participate in annual fundraising event. The morning festivities will feature...

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Nov. 3-5 Grand Prix of Scottsdale Gatsby Weekend to benefit Arizona kids

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTMpK8Kc-w[/embed] This fall’s Grand Prix of Scottsdale will return Nov. 3-5 to the Scottsdale Waterfront. The streets of Downtown Scottsdale will transform into a picturesque 21st century version of the Roaring 1920s as over 20,000 attendees from across the Valley will gather to partake in the three-day Gatsby experience. The Grand Prix...

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Woodworking contest to help foster children of Arizona

Woodworkers Source is hosting a contest this fall to celebrate the craft of woodworking while benefiting children in Southwest Human Development’s Foster Care and Adoption programs. The woodworking contest aims to provide comfort to Arizona children in foster care and adoption programs who overcome challenges in their first years of life....

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Volunteer opportunities at Grand Prix of Scottsdale, Family Volunteer Day and more!

The weather is cooling down, which means that event season is heating up and exciting volunteer opportunities are on the rise. Help Arizona children in need while taking advantage of exclusive volunteer opportunities at 1920s-themed races, music festivals and more. Volunteering is a rewarding way to meet new people, learn new...

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Grand Prix of Scottsdale returns Nov. 3-5, benefits Arizona children

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTMpK8Kc-w[/embed] Dust off your black ties and pearls, the 3rd annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale Gatsby Weekend is rolling back into Old Town Scottsdale November 3-5, 2017. This spectacular 1920s-themed weekend kicks off with the Gatsby Under the Stars Gala and wraps up on Sunday with a Vintage Kart Race around the...

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Valley businesses helping #GrowAReader with virtual book drive during May

Help children in need foster a love of reading. Local businesses are calling on early literacy supporters to help them #GrowAReader this May by participating in Southwest Human Development’s Grow A Reader virtual book drive. "Unfortunately, lots of kids arrive in kindergarten unprepared and without the early literacy skills they need to be...

You’re Invited: Early literacy expansion kickoff to be held April 18

On Tuesday, April 18, a coalition of Read On Phoenix partners will host a special kick-off event featuring Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to launch a citywide engagement effort focused on building early literacy partnerships with Valley businesses, civic clubs and others who are passionate about reading and helping young children...

Southwest Human Development celebrates National Literacy Month year-round

Southwest Human Development has long placed a critical importance on the development of young children by supporting their families to help set them on a path of success in school and life. Though March is National Literacy Month, Southwest Human Development celebrates literacy in its every day work with children...