Events

When you join Walk With Me, you’re helping children like Ezra

Southwest Human Development will host the ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and carnival on Saturday, Feb. 25, to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children with disabilities. The annual event will be held at Scottsdale Civic Center Park from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Festivities will feature...

Share stories for World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 16

Literacy reigns as one of the core factors of social change throughout history, and has the profound power to change lives - especially those of children. When children read, their imaginations leap to life and thousands of neural connections are formed. World Read Aloud Day, created by Litworld, is on Thursday,...

Camelback Ranch spring training volunteers benefit nonprofits

Do you love baseball and are looking for a fun way to give back to your local community? Volunteers are needed to staff concession stands at Camelback Ranch spring training games throughout the month of March to support Valley nonprofit organizations. Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development...

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Walk With Me’ family fun walk to benefit children with disabilities

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFvgL06vd4&t=26s[/embed] More than 1,500 people to participate in annual fundraising event What: Walk With Me Presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation Southwest Human Development will host the ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and block party presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation to benefit the nonprofit’s Easterseals services for young children...

Festival of Tales brings books to life through ‘Art of Storytelling’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQxD91bVZeA[/embed] Approximately 800,000 children under age 9 in Arizona live in poverty. Many of them have difficulty speaking and nearly half of them have trouble understanding English. About 61 percent of these children don’t even have a single book in their home. Southwest Human Development partnered with Paradise Valley Community (PVCC) in...

Help us give every child a gift this holiday season

Tis’ the season for Southwest Human Development’s Annual Gingerbread Kids Campaign! Each year, our corporate partners 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. “The holidays, more than anything, are a time for family,” said...

VIDEO: Hundreds of adoptions finalize on National Adoption Day 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu-0XHpYcfU&t=1s[/embed] Love, joy and the promise of happily-ever-after filled the air on Saturday, Nov. 19, as more than 300 children finalized their forever families at Maricopa County Juvenile Superior Court in celebration of the 17th National Adoption Day. National Adoption Day raises awareness of children in foster care, and Maricopa County’s event...

Grand Prix of Scottsdale Weekend Event & Parking Map

The Grand Prix of Scottsdale is roaring into Scottsdale! Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, welcomes 1920s revelers from across the Valley for the Gatsby Lawn Party at Soleri Bridge along the Scottsdale Waterfront. Doors open at 1 p.m. both days, with VIP admission starting at 12 p.m., and the...

1920s Fashion: What to wear and where to get it

Your ticket to the Gatsby Lawn Party and Gatsby Under the Stars Gala is your time machine to the 1920s. But if you’re going to step back in time, you best be wearing the right shoes! It’s easy to whip up an outfit poised to rival that of Jay Gatsby himself...

‘Alice in Neverland’ kids zone will capture imaginations during Gatsby weekend

The mystical worlds of Alice and Wonderland and Peter Pan will collide at the “Alice in Neverland”-themed kids zone at the Grand Prix of Scottsdale. While adults indulge in the Gatsby weekend events, children are invited to explore whimsical adventures brought to life. The kids zone will be ongoing throughout the Saturday,...