Fundraising

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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...

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Six easy ways to give back this #GivingTuesday

Countless individuals, communities and organizations unite on #GivingTuesday to promote philanthropic efforts and celebrate generosity worldwide. The holiday is traditionally held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The global giving movement has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states...

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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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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...

Little Free Libraries increase access to books for low-income kids

Children’s books that can benefit a child’s early learning are simply something many communities do not have. For children in low income neighborhoods, there is just one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Compare that with 13 books per child in middle-income areas, there’s certainly inequity experienced early in a...

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...