Fundraising

Books and Grow A Reader flowers on table

Dozens of Valley businesses participate in May #GrowAReader virtual book drive

Southwest Human Development's annual Grow A Reader virtual book drive ensures that kids in low-income communities receive the books they need to succeed in school. For families who struggle to make ends meet, purchasing new books simply does not compete with priorities like providing food, clothing and shelter. Children without access to...

Young student Aly

Phoenix student raises more than $400 to help kids with disabilities

Youth with giving spirits help to make the world a better place, no matter their age. Meet Aly, an incredible 10th-grader with a passion for helping children with disabilities. Aly chose Southwest Human Development for her school’s passion project assignment after learning about the agency’s programs and services through her participation...

4 things to know about showing your support this Arizona Gives Day

Southwest Human Development is a participating nonprofit of Arizona Gives Day, an annual statewide online giving campaign that aims to raise awareness of local causes. The campaign helps to harness the power of collective giving and encourage the community to donate funds to local nonprofits that play a critical role...

Arizona artists paint Little Free Libraries to support early literacy

More than 25 Arizona artists are painting Little Free Libraries to bring early literacy to neighborhoods across the Valley this spring! The one-of-a-kind Little Free Libraries are available for auction by texting READ to 27000* or visiting swhd.org/artist, and will be on display at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival Saturday, April...

Walk With Me 10th anniversary highlights

Each spring the community comes together to support Arizona’s youngest children with disabilities and their families at Southwest Human Development’s annual Walk With Me event. Event fundraising and participation helps to make a major impact in the community with the help of generous individuals and community partners. This year’s event...

Baseball play

Volunteers needed for Camelback Ranch Spring Training games

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 is partnering with Camelback Ranch to provide...

Sophia

Register Today: Help children like Sophia when you join Walk With Me

Southwest Human Development will host the 10th annual Walk With Me family fun walk and carnival on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Scottsdale Civic Center Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will benefit our Easterseals services for young children with disabilities. Each year, Walk With Me makes an impact...

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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...

Walk With Me group at finish line

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...

Little girl holding book in classroom

Southwest Human Development receives $100,000 Pulliam grant

Southwest Human Development has received a two-year grant totaling $100,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for the expansion of its early language and literacy programs. Southwest Human Development’s early language and literacy programs are devoted to ensuring that all children and their families have the supports needed to prepare...