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The holidays are here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.
Phoenix police and firefighters will be hosting their annual Rides for Toys event this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot, 4734 E. Ray Road. Police and firefighters will exchange rides in their vehicles for an unwrapped Christmas gift for Valley charities.
In an effort to raise funds for the Philippines, the Desert Vista National Honor Society (NHS) will be hosting a movie night next week for the entire Ahwatukee community.
The weather outside is finally feeling like Christmas, and St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) will be putting on their Winter Wonderland for the Ahwatukee community’s enjoyment, just in time for the holidays.
Is it me or does it seem this time of year things seem less stressful, more fun, and energizing?
Local and family-owned Barro’s Pizza will be hosting its second Holiday Hunger Fight, which is aimed to assist fighting hunger in Arizona and benefits the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Pet Paradise’s fifth annual Food for Paws food drive is going on through Dec. 31. This year, Pet Paradise Phoenix will be donating to Maricopa Animal Care and Control. Food for Paws will benefit more than 18 nonprofit organizations as well as pet owners struggling to feed their pets. To date the annual pet food drive has collected and distributed more than 50,000 pounds of pet food.
Have you ever walked through a season in your life you thought might break you? I’m not talking about the everyday stuff. We’re each going to wrestle with our share of broken air conditioners in July, cranky bosses, and family feuds. I’m talking about soul crushing, heart wrenching times when getting through the days takes a herculean effort. When you can’t lift yourself out of the pit despite all of your coping resources – faith, friends, family, chocolate ice cream. And wine, in the name of truth telling.
Some area kids have band together to raise funds for the Philippines, which was ravaged by a typhoon a week ago, by having a lemonade stand/bake sale tomorrow afternoon.
Thanksgiving is almost here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.
Great Choice Chiropractic and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Valley residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
Ahwatukee resident and author, Alex Hermosillo, will be donating all the proceeds from his book, “Hope, Healing and Miracles,” to the Society St. Vincent DePaul of Phoenix this week.
Two beautifully decorated designer Christmas trees will be making the holidays a little brighter for children at the Child Crisis Center and homeless veterans at the MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House this year thanks to the work of two Ahwatukee Foothills residents.
The city of Phoenix is calling for the public’s help to keep the homeless in Phoenix warm this winter.
Nearly any time of day, if you’re driving around Ahwatukee, you’ll easily come across at least a handful of people on the roads running — this is one reason why I love living in this community.
The Desert Foothills United Methodist Church Youth will be focusing on aiding foster children across the Valley with their Youth Mission project, where they gather clothes for the winter season.
Crazy about your dog? Want to spend quality time with him or her while enjoying company from dog owners like you? Look no further than the sixth annual Woofstock - The Great Chandler Dog Walk. This tail-waggin’ event at Tumbleweed Park features numerous events including interactive dog demonstrations, dog massages and a pet psychic.
An old bike can mean a fresh start at WE-CYCLE-USA, a local nonprofit bike shop that fixes up bicycles for adults and kids in need.
ABCO Shredding and Recycling Services will host a paper-shredding and electronics-recycling fundraiser for Hospice of the Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15. Participants can watch the shredding at two Phoenix locations: ABCO Shredding, 21628 N. 2nd Ave. and White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 5035 N. 7th Ave. A third location is for drop-off only: White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 8461 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale. The cost is $5 per box or bag, with all proceeds going to nonprofit Hospice of the Valley.
An inexpensive grooming for your dog can mean a better life for a homeless boxer at the Fourth Annual Boxer Luv Rescue dog wash this Sunday, Nov. 3, at Malinda’s Pampered Pets in Ahwatukee.
Several Ahwatukee area dentists are making it easy for kids and parents to enjoy Halloween while avoiding a sugar overload.
The staff at BellaVista Dental in Ahwatukee Foothills are always looking for ways to get involved in the community, but when a longtime patient was diagnosed with cancer she inspired the employees to help out in a whole new way.
This event is for all breeds to benefit Boxer Luv Rescue. Bring your canine friend and volunteers will wash and dry your pup for a $20 donation. Long hair $5 extra. Wash and dry, nails clipped and ears cleaned for a $30 donation at Malinda’s Pampered Pets in Ahwatukee, 4302 E. Ray Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
It will be a busy day at Tukee’s Sports Grille on Saturday, Oct. 26 as the local restaurant hosts its first ever music festival and costume party.
Every member of the family deserves to have a little spirituality in their lives — even those with four legs and fur.