Fundraising

MAKERS is back! High school STEM challenge benefits young children with disabilities

Assistive technology solutions created to benefit young children with disabilities Southwest Human Development recently launched its annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge benefiting the organization’s services for young children with disabilities. Now in its third year, the MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge engages high school students to advance their STEM...

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...

Children’s Developmental Center receives grant from Thunderbirds Charities to help families better access disabilities services

The Children’s Developmental Center at Southwest Human Development recently received a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds - hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This award will support intake coordination services that help families avoid visits to multiple specialists and assists them in...

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...

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...

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...