Fundraising

Holiday gift drive brings joy and hope to Arizona children and families

Not all families can afford to buy gifts for their children during the holiday season. Southwest Human Development’s annual Gingerbread Kids Holiday Gift Drive provides holiday gifts for Arizona children in need across Arizona. Purchasing a gift may be a small purchase for donors, but the impact it makes for children...

Upcoming Easterseals Golf Classic to benefit children with disabilities

Southwest Human Development's annual Easterseals Golf Classic will return on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Now in its sixth year, the tournament will be held at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale. The Easterseals Golf Classic, which benefits Southwest Human Development's Easterseals services for children with disabilities, raised more than $81,400 last...

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...