Grand opening of Kyrene Family Resource Center - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Communitylife

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Grand opening of Kyrene Family Resource Center

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 12:00 am

Several years ago when the Kyrene School District decided to use money from bonds to build a permanent location for its Kyrene Family Resource Center, officials could not have predicted how crucial a haven it would be for families struggling to make ends meet.

On Wednesday, KSD staff celebrated the grand opening of the resource center, and Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. a grand opening celebration will take place for the public with ribbon cuttings by the Ahwatukee Foothills and Tempe chambers of commerce.

The new building on the Kyrene de los Ninos Elementary School campus, 1330 E. Dava Drive in Tempe, will be open to all KSD parents and students in need.

At the staff grand opening, Superintendent David Schauer noted how much the resource center had grown since its inception as the Kyrene Kids Corner in 1992.

“This has gone from a small facility no one knew existed to something the entire community depends on,” Schauer said.

Students and their families are referred to the facility by staff members from their children’s school.

“The resource center will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment for people to drop in and pick up clothes, shoes, food and school supplies,” said Amanda Hamm, at-risk child prevention manager for KSD. “We also have an adult education room that local businesses or nonprofit organizations can rent out for meetings.”

As always, the resource center is seeking donations to keep the center fully stocked. Currently, the facility is looking for a stackable washer and dryer. The new building has large doors that can accommodate palettes for sizable donations.

“We’re here and available to support families and students who need help,” said Brenda Miller, vice president of the Kyrene Schools Community Foundation. “A lot of people in the community don’t even know that there is a need, but we are here to help.”

Jennifer Dennis, a social worker from Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, is looking forward to the new opportunities the resource center will present to families in need.

“When kids come to my office and don’t have clothing or dinner at night, it is a great feeling to be able to refer them to the resource center where they can get help,” she said.

Yvonne Crudup, a 10-year Kyrene Family Resource volunteer, said she started volunteering at the center when her boys entered middle school.

“I remember handing a package of new underwear to a girl once, and she handed them back and asked me if I knew that they were new,” Crudup said. “She had never had a new pair of underwear before, and that is a story that has stuck with me for years.”

Five-year volunteer Debbie Pettas is excited to be working out of the new building.

“The building is beautiful, and it will make our jobs so much easier,” Pettas said. “We’ll be able to accommodate more people because everything is organized.”

For more information on donating items or volunteering for the Kyrene Family Resource Center, visit www.kyrene.org/kfrc.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Monsoon storms hit southern AZ

A man who won $3 million in the Georgia Lottery 18 months ago, is headed to a possible life stretch in a federal penitentiary. Ronnie Music, J…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 10:08 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/32547433/monsoo…

Climate Change Issue Shows Rifts Between, Within Parties

Print WMO: Climate Change Causing More Intense, Frequent Heat Waves Democratic Issues Platform Reflects Obama, Clinton China Court Imposes Unp…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:47 pm @ http://www.voanews.com/content/climate-change-issu…

State roll calls: What RNC, DNC delegates what you to know

Updated 12:09 AM ET, Wed July 27, 2016 State roll calls at conventions are colorful Convention-goers brag about their region "The place where …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:37 pm @ http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/26/politics/state-roll-…

Peoria Police Department - Arizona - Timeline

@PeoriaPoliceDepartmentArizonaPublicSee more of Peoria Police Department - Arizona by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upco…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 9:12 pm @ https://www.facebook.com/PeoriaPoliceDepartmentAri…

Silent Witness explaining how to claim the Phoenix serial killer reward money

PHOENIX - As a serial shooter’s crime spree has grown in Phoenix, so has the reward for catching him, which is now up to $30,000 for tips lead…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:47 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/wes…

Bill Clinton: Hillary is the ‘Real One’

Bill Clinton delivered a forceful and deeply personal testimony on behalf of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Conve…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:39 pm @ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/dnc-2016-bil…

Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change

Info I’ve worked in outdoor tourism for a quarter-century, as a guide or through a permitting agency, mostly in Alaska. I’ve worked with kayak…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:38 pm @ http://www.hcn.org/articles/the-wrong-quiet-in-the…

Being #PetPrepared From Arizona To Michigan

This post is sponsored by Hill’s Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I have been selected as a Sponsored Blogger to attend …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 8:37 pm @ http://www.emilyreviews.com/2016/07/being-petprepa…

Arizona American Legion elects new commander, Danny Bugh

The Arizona American Legion elects the 98th State Department Commander during the American Legion State Convention. This year marked the 98th …

Published: July 26, 2016 - 7:41 pm @ http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/neighbors/ari…

Pinnacle Peak student, McDonald's employee wins scholarship

Pinnacle Peak High School student Joe Delgado, a McDonald’s restaurant employee at 4830 E. Bell Road, in Scottsdale, was recently awarded a $2…

Published: July 26, 2016 - 7:16 pm @ http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/education/pin…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…